|The Values of MFM
Musicians For Missions International (MFMI) was founded in 1981 by singer/songwriter Karen Lafferty as part of Youth With A Mission in Amsterdam, Holland.
The focus of MFMI is to encourage, train and mobilize Christian musicians who have a heart for God, a compassion for people, a high standard of artistic excelence and seriousness for ministry. ?Through the years, hundreds of musicians have taken part in various tours, schools, recording projects or held staff positions with MFMI. The MFM Network of "musicianaries" around the world continues to grow
MFMI holds the Truth of God's Word as our standard and guide. The following verses have become key over the years to keep us true to our calling.
Key Bible Verses
AUTHORITY AND VALUE OF GOD'S WORD - THE BIBLE
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." II Timothy 3:16 (NIV)
"We put no stumbling block in anyone's path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in everyway..."
II Corinthians 6: 3 - 10 (NIV)
'I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothey to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you. I have no one else like him, who takes a genuine interest in your welfare. For everyone looks out for his own intrests, not those of Jesus Christ. But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel. I hope, therefore, to send him as soon as I see how things go with me.' Philippians 2: 19 (NIV)
We celebrate the example of Bezalel, the skilled craftsman for God in Exodus 35: 30 - 35. "Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy" Psalm 33:3
THE MUSICIAN'S COMMISSION
"Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things- let this be known to all the world." Isaiah 12: 5 (NIV)