Misperceptions on Missionaries, Part 1

REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #5 A missionary friend encouraged me to write a post about misperceptions about missionaries, so I did some research among missionaries. Here are some commonly believed misconceptions about the lives of missionaries that I found. “We are saints.” They’re not, they told me. They’re regular people answering God’s call to […]

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Misperceptions on Missionaries, Part 2

REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #7 Last week I posted ten misperceptions about missionaries. If you didn’t read that post, I encourage you to go there now.  Here are ten more misperceptions: “We’re never afraid.” Missionaries are faithful people, but fear can be a reality. Depending on where they serve, they may face public opposition, violence, […]

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Becoming a Great Commission Christian

*A version of this post was first published at www.thomrainer.com. Five times in the New Testament, Jesus gave us a version of the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20, Mark 16:15, Luke 24:45-47, John 20:21, Acts 1:8). Reaching the nations is clearly on God’s heart. To help you and your church move in the direction of God’s […]

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9 Reasons Why Church Leaders Should Read the Daily News

*A version of this post was first published at www.thomrainer.com. If you’re a church leader, whether laity or clergy, I know you’re busy. I get tired just thinking about non-stop meetings, prospect visits, member ministry, lesson and sermon preparation, e-mails and phone calls, community responsibilities, reading, and dozens of other tasks – not to mention […]

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