Local and International Missions

2012 The Nines Conference


In this 2-minute session, pastor Toby Slough explains how his church manages the tension between local and international missions. He says international missions can help open our eyes to the needs locally. Toby is the Lead Pastor for Cross Timbers Church in Argyle and Denton, Texas.



Which of Toby's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Consider the two extremes Toby talked about—all local, no international or all international, no local. Think about where your church leans. Talk with your church about ways you can pursue a balanced approach to missions.



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