Perhaps the best place to start is to determine where you and your church are really at with regards to missions commitment and involvement. In my own experience, I really do tend to estimate my own position considerably higher than it actually is. Working through a formal process of evaluation tends to give a more realistic picture of the current situation.
This MAP is the third generation of a tool first developed in 1980 to help church leaders assess their progress in mobilizing their church for missions involvement. It has served to help many churches reflect on where they are in comparison to what a truly missions-mobilized church could look like. No church scores perfectly in all areas. Ideally all churches are in a growth process. This tool will help you assess where you are strong and where you are weak so you can strengthen your missions effectiveness and commitment