Three Convictions
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When God establishes a new church among an unreached people group, it should be a native church led by native pastors and leaders. Foreign missionaries attempt to work themselves out of a job by being replaced with equipped national leaders. Nationals can naturally reach their own people more effectively than an outsider. The goal of every team, project, initiative, and missionary should be to see an indigenous church planting movement begin among the host culture.
Churches and mission teams from America that do not approach different cultures with wisdom risk reducing the Great Commission to a welfare assistance or a hand-out program. Our mission teams, whether they are indigenous believers or U.S. teams, do nothing to create dependency within the host culture upon outside or foreign resources.
Everything that we do must be reproducible within host culture. If a strategy or practice fails the test of infinite reproducibility, it should not be used due to the fact that it will most certainly cause dependency. LINC-UP Missions only expends ministry resources and employs methodologies which can be reproduced by the people. We believe that this is the only way to insure that disciples and churches reproduce themselves.

Could the Gospel that we commonly proclaim in the U.S. be labeled, “Made in America?”

Can the “Cultural Fence” encountered when we attempt to minister cross-culturally serve as a filter to help purify our Gospel presentation and return it to the powerful, supra-cultural Gospel of which the Apostle Paul was not ashamed? The answer to these and many other questions make Playing Both Sides of the Fence required reading for all who care to proclaim the Good News to the World.

A Word from Our Founder

Welcome to the online home of LINC-UP Missions!  LINC-UP is an acronym that stands for Linking International Needs with the Church’s Untapped Power.  We exist to plant churches among unreached people groups while mobilizing and equipping American churches for hands-on missions involvement where the Gospel is needed most.  Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with our purpose and the resources we offer.  Feel free to Contact Us so that we can help you fulfill God’s purpose for you and your church family to reach the nations for His glory!

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