World News

The world can seem so big with so many challenges but we can start to bring change through prayer.   Resources needed Information, stories and facts about least-reached people groups   Activity Visit our website www.globalinteraction.org.au to research the people groups Baptist Mission Australia serves around the world. Then Google search current news headlines and […]

Water of Life

Water is of great significance not just in the Bible, but also in our daily lives both in Australia and all around the world. Water is essential for all living beings, including plants and animals. Water represents life, refreshment, fertility and birth. In the Bible, there are many references to water, such as Jesus turning […]

Verse Prayers

Praying using Bible passages is a wonderful way to connect with the themes, priorities and heart of God.   Resources needed Enough copies of Bible verses (see suggestions below) for everyone in the congregation.   Activity Print or photocopy each of the passages and cut out. Give a passage to each person as they enter […]

Treasure Hunt Prayer

This is a fun way to get people with the same heart and with a particular focus to move into a more intimate group for specific prayer. It is also a great way to educate people on the nature of various least-reached people groups.   Resources needed Paper and a pen for each person Prayer […]

The Power of the Spoken Word

The Bible tells us that, “The tongue has the power of life and death” (Proverbs 18:21).   Activity Create some declarations of what you believe God’s heart is for the least-reached people groups of the world. Write them down and find scriptures to compliment your ideas. Find a quiet space indoors or head to the […]

The Lord’s Prayer

Resources needed Bible: Mark 6:9-13   Activity Using the prayer that Jesus taught His disciples, you can pray for Baptist Mission Australia intercultural workers or a specific worker who you know. Read the Lord’s Prayer line by line (bold), pausing after each phrase to allow open prayer; let the italic words form the basis for […]

Share A Meal

For many cultural groups, the meal table is the central place of social gathering and sharing. There are rituals, traditions, and special foods that have significance. By eating and experiencing a Asian or African meal together you can gain an understanding of the culture of one of the least-reached people groups. You could go to […]

Sensing God

Pray for mission, prompted by touch, smell, sight, sound and taste.   Resources needed Clay, scented candle, lamps, Bibles, bread   Activity Set up stations with various items and information, inviting people to reflect and pray. Touch: Use the clay to represent candidates being moulded for intercultural mission. Pray that God would be growing and […]

Sandals

A starting point in intercultural dialogue is to put ourselves in the ‘sandals’ of the other. Our intercultural teams seek to understand their local friend’s worldview and beliefs, demonstrating respect and genuine care. In turn, they also share their faith and stories of Jesus. This method of prayer identifies points of connection with people of […]

Prayer Walking

At Baptist Mission Australia, we encourage short-term mission exposure teams to prayer walk when overseas so they can be involved in what God is doing in the area. Prayer walking is not just the practice of enjoying personal communion with God while walking, it is intentional intercessory prayer for others. It is praying in the […]