As a community of Christ followers from The Austin Stone Community Church, our vision is to catalyze a church planting movement among 100 unreached people groups.
“Missions is the overflow of our delight in God because
missions is the overflow of God’s delight in being God.” —John Piper
As partners in the work of the gospel among the unreached, Advocacy Teams seek to catalyze church planting movements through partnering with Goers sent by The Austin Stone. Advocacy Teams provide care and representation for their Goers in an effort to support them in such a way that they continue to thrive and stay on task.
Training Made Easy
As an Advocacy Team member, you have access to webinar trainings and a library of resources developed to help you advocate well for your Goer.
- Let the Nations be Glad: The Supremacy of God in Missions – John Piper
- Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation – Jason Mandryk
- 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology – Gregg Allison
- All Authority: How the Authority of Christ Upholds the Great Commission – Joey Shaw
- Serving as Senders Today: How to Care for Your Missionaries While They Are Preparing to Go – Neal Pirolo
- The Reentry Team: Caring for Your Returning Missionaries – Neal Pirolo
Resource Donation FAQ
To submit a resource donation please fill out the Resource Donation Form. You can also find this form linked below. Once a form is submitted, a member of the For the Nations Stateside Care Team will contact the resource owner regarding the resource and will be available to answer any questions. If the resource owner would like to move forward, the donation will be added to the goer resource list.
Once the Stateside Care Team has made contact with the resource owner, they will send a separate housing or vehicle form for the resource owner to fill out that captures all desired preferences. Resource owners may indicate occupant preferences, preferred lengths of use, and if there are any costs the goer will be responsible for.
When a goer is planning a visit stateside, they are required to fill out an information form that gathers any resource needs. Once the Stateside Care Team receives the form, they will attempt to match the goer with resources from the list that best meets any specific needs or preferences. All resource owner preferences will be taken into consideration during the matching process as well. When a good match is determined, the Stateside Care Team will reach out directly to the resource owner to confirm availability. The resource owner and goer will be connected once confirmed. The goer’s Advocacy Team leader will also be included in communications in case they are able to assist in the logistics of transporting vehicles or preparing a home for goer arrival.
Once a year the Stateside Care Team will perform an audit of all goer resources to determine any changes in availability. Otherwise, you are welcome to take your resource off the list at any time by contacting us at email@example.com
The car owner is responsible for adding the goer on to their insurance if the goer is not already covered under their own plan. Most insurance companies will cover an additional driver for specific lengths of time. We recommend that you contact your insurance provider for more information regarding time limits, required documentation, or any associated fees.
It is the car owner’s responsibility to determine who covers any vehicle fees. The car owner may ask the goer to cover insurance fees, gas or toll bills if needed. The Stateside Care Team will confirm any fees with both parties before the match is agreed upon.
Many goers need vehicles to visit supporters locally and in other cities or states. The car owner can determine where the car may be used and can indicate if it is for in-state use only.
The homeowner is responsible for determining any fees associated with providing a whole house or a room within a home. The homeowner may ask the goer to cover fees including monthly rent, utilities, security deposits, etc. The Stateside Care Team will confirm any fees with both parties before the match is agreed upon.
Goer stateside time varies in length from one week to 3 months on average. The resource owner may indicate the desired length of use.
We are committed to creating a safe environment for all resource owners and goers.
- Goers will quarantine for 2 weeks prior to moving into a room within a home.
- We ask that all parties take necessary precautions when interacting in person (wear masks, maintain a distance of 6 feet apart, etc.)
We recommend that all resources be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between usage. In the event of a COVID diagnosis while the resources are being used, please contact the Stateside Care team for any assistance needed at firstname.lastname@example.org
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