How to Give an Effective Missions Testimony

I’m fresh off a couple of mission trips this past summer, one to Chicago and another to Kiev, Ukraine. Early this fall, we heard testimonies from members of our Young Pros ministry from these and several other trips. I LOVE such testimonies. I love hearing about how people are taking the gospel around the world. But […]

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Life As a Mission Trip

When our daughter and son were 15, each respectively left the country on a mission trip, Josh to Costa Rica, and then Hannah to Thailand a few years later. They have since been on many, and Josh has led more than one as a student pastor. Have you ever been on a mission trip? If […]

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When Freaking Out is Ok

In October 2014, I visited San Francisco for the first time.  The first place I had to go was the corner of Haight and Ashbury streets. This street corner represents the epicenter of the hippie culture of the 1960s, and there was a hippie playing a guitar when I arrived, right on cue. This is […]

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The Tension of Evangelism

Tension. What does this word conjure up in your mind? I asked a class this week whether their immediate response to the word “tension” was positive or negative. Almost all said negative. We see tension as something bad, something that’s a nuisance at best or a hindrance at worst.  I would beg to differ. Our […]

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Cold Call Evangelism

REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #9 This Fall I’m enjoying something I couldn’t do for a season because of back issues: take students out to knock on doors and do some cold call evangelism. I actually enjoy this; however, in a Post-911, post-Christian America, the way I do cold call evangelism (unannounced gospel-sharing to strangers) […]

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