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Is Reliant a para-church ministry?

No—not in the sense that some American mission agencies such as Campus Crusade for Christ or Fellowship of Christian Athletes are. For those who only speak in 2 categories ("church" or "para-church") we really are a "third category" ministry.

While we are not a church or denomination ourselves, we like to describe ourselves as a "sub-church" ministry!  As a mission agency, we come "under" the theological mission of a local church or ministry and partner to help bring the gospel there. Our board has articulated our role as a core value:

RELIANT is church-minded, honoring and coming under the Body of Christ.

Reliant was originally founded to provide missionary support to a church planting approach for college ministries. We remain "church people" seeing the Body of Christ as the context for ministry and hope for the world. Church planting remains part of our DNA. While today we partner with a range of ministries and Gospel-centered non-profits, we expect our partners to honor the church as we do, and that they build or support the church and not disparage or supplant it.  (Matt 16:18; 1 Cor 1:1-3; Rom 12:4-5)

Our specific niche is mobilizing missionaries or pastors who will need to raise financial ministry support. We provide the training, coaching and financial accountability and missionary care while the missionary or pastor continues to work under the spiritual authority of their local church. This is played out in several ways. We do not hire missionaries who do not have a local church with spiritual oversight and local mission.  Our first step is always to establish partnership with the local church, learn about their mission, and then bring missionaries on in partnership with the church.  We do not exercise spiritual "apostolic" authority and don't tell local missionaries specifically how to do ministry. We do retain responsibilities as a missionary employer, to our donors, and to our mission to further Jesus' Great Commission to make disciples of all nations.

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Is Reliant a para-church ministry?

No—not in the sense that some American mission agencies such as Campus Crusade for Christ or Fellowship of Christian Athletes are. For those who only speak in 2 categories ("church" or "para-church") we really are a "third category" ministry.

While we are not a church or denomination ourselves, we like to describe ourselves as a "sub-church" ministry!  As a mission agency, we come "under" the theological mission of a local church or ministry and partner to help bring the gospel there. Our board has articulated our role as a core value:

RELIANT is church-minded, honoring and coming under the Body of Christ.

Reliant was originally founded to provide missionary support to a church planting approach for college ministries. We remain "church people" seeing the Body of Christ as the context for ministry and hope for the world. Church planting remains part of our DNA. While today we partner with a range of ministries and Gospel-centered non-profits, we expect our partners to honor the church as we do, and that they build or support the church and not disparage or supplant it.  (Matt 16:18; 1 Cor 1:1-3; Rom 12:4-5)

Our specific niche is mobilizing missionaries or pastors who will need to raise financial ministry support. We provide the training, coaching and financial accountability and missionary care while the missionary or pastor continues to work under the spiritual authority of their local church. This is played out in several ways. We do not hire missionaries who do not have a local church with spiritual oversight and local mission.  Our first step is always to establish partnership with the local church, learn about their mission, and then bring missionaries on in partnership with the church.  We do not exercise spiritual "apostolic" authority and don't tell local missionaries specifically how to do ministry. We do retain responsibilities as a missionary employer, to our donors, and to our mission to further Jesus' Great Commission to make disciples of all nations.

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Is Reliant a para-church ministry?

No—not in the sense that some American mission agencies such as Campus Crusade for Christ or Fellowship of Christian Athletes are. For those who only speak in 2 categories ("church" or "para-church") we really are a "third category" ministry.

While we are not a church or denomination ourselves, we like to describe ourselves as a "sub-church" ministry!  As a mission agency, we come "under" the theological mission of a local church or ministry and partner to help bring the gospel there. Our board has articulated our role as a core value:

RELIANT is church-minded, honoring and coming under the Body of Christ.

Reliant was originally founded to provide missionary support to a church planting approach for college ministries. We remain "church people" seeing the Body of Christ as the context for ministry and hope for the world. Church planting remains part of our DNA. While today we partner with a range of ministries and Gospel-centered non-profits, we expect our partners to honor the church as we do, and that they build or support the church and not disparage or supplant it.  (Matt 16:18; 1 Cor 1:1-3; Rom 12:4-5)

Our specific niche is mobilizing missionaries or pastors who will need to raise financial ministry support. We provide the training, coaching and financial accountability and missionary care while the missionary or pastor continues to work under the spiritual authority of their local church. This is played out in several ways. We do not hire missionaries who do not have a local church with spiritual oversight and local mission.  Our first step is always to establish partnership with the local church, learn about their mission, and then bring missionaries on in partnership with the church.  We do not exercise spiritual "apostolic" authority and don't tell local missionaries specifically how to do ministry. We do retain responsibilities as a missionary employer, to our donors, and to our mission to further Jesus' Great Commission to make disciples of all nations.

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Is Reliant a para-church ministry?

No—not in the sense that some American mission agencies such as Campus Crusade for Christ or Fellowship of Christian Athletes are. For those who only speak in 2 categories ("church" or "para-church") we really are a "third category" ministry.

While we are not a church or denomination ourselves, we like to describe ourselves as a "sub-church" ministry!  As a mission agency, we come "under" the theological mission of a local church or ministry and partner to help bring the gospel there. Our board has articulated our role as a core value:

RELIANT is church-minded, honoring and coming under the Body of Christ.

Reliant was originally founded to provide missionary support to a church planting approach for college ministries. We remain "church people" seeing the Body of Christ as the context for ministry and hope for the world. Church planting remains part of our DNA. While today we partner with a range of ministries and Gospel-centered non-profits, we expect our partners to honor the church as we do, and that they build or support the church and not disparage or supplant it.  (Matt 16:18; 1 Cor 1:1-3; Rom 12:4-5)

Our specific niche is mobilizing missionaries or pastors who will need to raise financial ministry support. We provide the training, coaching and financial accountability and missionary care while the missionary or pastor continues to work under the spiritual authority of their local church. This is played out in several ways. We do not hire missionaries who do not have a local church with spiritual oversight and local mission.  Our first step is always to establish partnership with the local church, learn about their mission, and then bring missionaries on in partnership with the church.  We do not exercise spiritual "apostolic" authority and don't tell local missionaries specifically how to do ministry. We do retain responsibilities as a missionary employer, to our donors, and to our mission to further Jesus' Great Commission to make disciples of all nations.

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Is Reliant a para-church ministry?

No—not in the sense that some American mission agencies such as Campus Crusade for Christ or Fellowship of Christian Athletes are. For those who only speak in 2 categories ("church" or "para-church") we really are a "third category" ministry.

While we are not a church or denomination ourselves, we like to describe ourselves as a "sub-church" ministry!  As a mission agency, we come "under" the theological mission of a local church or ministry and partner to help bring the gospel there. Our board has articulated our role as a core value:

RELIANT is church-minded, honoring and coming under the Body of Christ.

Reliant was originally founded to provide missionary support to a church planting approach for college ministries. We remain "church people" seeing the Body of Christ as the context for ministry and hope for the world. Church planting remains part of our DNA. While today we partner with a range of ministries and Gospel-centered non-profits, we expect our partners to honor the church as we do, and that they build or support the church and not disparage or supplant it.  (Matt 16:18; 1 Cor 1:1-3; Rom 12:4-5)

Our specific niche is mobilizing missionaries or pastors who will need to raise financial ministry support. We provide the training, coaching and financial accountability and missionary care while the missionary or pastor continues to work under the spiritual authority of their local church. This is played out in several ways. We do not hire missionaries who do not have a local church with spiritual oversight and local mission.  Our first step is always to establish partnership with the local church, learn about their mission, and then bring missionaries on in partnership with the church.  We do not exercise spiritual "apostolic" authority and don't tell local missionaries specifically how to do ministry. We do retain responsibilities as a missionary employer, to our donors, and to our mission to further Jesus' Great Commission to make disciples of all nations.

Accountability

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