• Redemptive Entanglement

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    Sustainability Is The Key

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  • Faith In Action!

    Faith In Action!

    “Christ has no body on earth but yours,
    No hands but yours,
    No feet but yours.
    Yours are the eyes through which
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    Yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good;
    And your’s are the hands with […]

SatTalks – For those who believe sustainable change and church missions go together.


Over the past 13 years Significant Matters has worked with churches, individuals and various other organization both domestically and internationally to explore and develop more sustainable ways of doing good through the work of church missions. Though we still have a long way to go, we believe it’s possible to accelerate the learning curve in this arena through an initiative we have entitled SATtalks… it stands for Sustainability and Transformation Talks

Over 40 videos from church mission leaders and other faith-based leaders actively working on sustainable transformation in their particular realm.  You will hear how one organization is successfully helping orphans learn of God’s love and become fully self-reliant within three years and another organization is tackling the water crisis by empowering local entrepreneurs to bring clean water to their own communities.

See the Videos!

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Next Steps for Your Church

Missions 3.0 helps churches develop the structures and strategies needed to move missions beyond helping that hurts.  Listen to this video for an overview of Missions 3.0.


More About Missions 3.0Peer Learning Communities

So What’s the BIG IDEA for Church Missions

SM Blogs

BLOG – Do We Really Believe the Problems of Poverty CAN be Solved?  | by Tom Bassford

BLOG – Engaging Communities to Chart their own Future | by Grace Dyrness

BLOG The Calculus of Compassion  | by Tom Bassford

BLOG – Do you have the courage to evaluate? | by Krista Petty

BLOG – Millennials and Missions – Not Your Traditional Approach | Part 1… | by Tom Bassford

BLOG – Lets Get to Work:  Taking the frustration out of marketplace and ministry collaboration.  by Tom Bassford & Grady Hawley

See all our BLOGS Here

Who We Are

Significant Matters, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that exists to help churches and other faith-based organizations explore and create sustainable solutions through church missions.

Please consider investing in Significant Matters. Click the link above for online giving or send a check to Significant Matters at 12480 S Black Bob Rd, Olathe, KS 66062. We are a 501c3 organizations and all gifts are tax deductible.