Rethinking Missions for the 21st Century

Significant Matters helps churches re-think the way they do missions.  Through our Workshops, Peer Learning Accelerators and SATtalks we connect your church to a network of peers, partners and resources committed to advancing missions beyond simple charity and short-term fixes.

Our purpose is to help churches reframe their missions work around sustainable solutions and create room for business-minded people who can help that happen.

How We Can Help Your Church

Mssions 3.0 is a framework for doing missions in the 21st Century in which the end goal is all about lasting change.  How can church missions become a catalyst for lasting, self-sustaining change for people caught in material poverty?  Missions 3.0 gives a church a UNIFYING FRAMEWORK and a COMMON LANGUAGE upon which to build a SHARED VISION for missions.  It is our experience that as a church becomes more adept at this kind of mission work it becomes more relevant and credible to its own community, more fulfilling to both pastor and people and more genuine and appealing to those on the margins looking for a reason to attend a church.

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Through my work, I come into contact with a lot of churches who understand the ‘Toxic Charity’ message, and  are ready to move beyond it. What they need now are positive, actionable models. Significant Matters and its various initiatives can help equip those same churches with what they need to take the next step.

Andrew Vanderput | PovertyCure/Acton Institute

Free Webinars – “Voices From the Frontlines” 

Voices From the Frontlines is an initiative of Significant Matters in partnership with ministries on the frontlines working with churches to serve the poor and vulnerable in dignified, effective and sustainable ways.  It’s a chance to enter into a meaningful conversation with seasoned practitioners on the frontlines and hear them answer the question, “What do you need the most from the American Church?”

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See previous Voices From the Frontlines webinars on our SATtalks YouTube Channel.


SATtalks:  A Library of Over 60 Free Videos

SATtalks is a yearly gathering where we film our presenters before a live-audience, provide training and connect churches to an international network of peers, partners and resources committed to moving missions beyond traditional charity and short-term fixes.  It’s a chance to expose key leaders in the church to these ideas and rub shoulders with other like-minded people.  We also do a one-day version called SAT@(the name of your city) designed to be a catalyst for bringing your community together around this type of mission.

See all the videos here – SATtalks YouTube

Church Missions for the Business-Minded

It’s one thing to have a heart for the poor, it’s quite another to have a head for the poor.  We must have both.  A significant focus area for Significant Matters and the work of Missions 3.0 is on the business-minded people in the church.  It is this group that brings expertise and experience for things like “Business as Mission,” Impact Investing and the overall idea of sustainable solutions.  Church missions can’t do this without them.  We can help your church learn how to create the space and opportunities to unleash this much needed resource through your church missions.  Here are just a few of the SATtalks focused on the business-minded.

Get a copy of our latest Whitepaper:  Economic Missionaries, Impact Investing and Innovation with the Business-Minded

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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.  Our purpose is to help churches reframe their missions work around sustainable solutions and create room for business-minded people who can help that happen.

We would love to have your financial support.  You can send checks to: Significant Matters | 12480 S Black Bob Rd | Olathe, KS | 66062 or give online through the link below.  All gifts are tax deductible.

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