Trying To Get There Too Quick

On Patience, and Why It Matters for Missionaries and Church Planters This week Haloti Ngata made news headlines when he announced his retirement from the NFL from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Ngata, a 13-year pro and insanely gifted defensive lineman, completed his career at the age of 35. Not 55, not even 45. He’s […]

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Breaking Down Ministry Boxes

Remember. I sat under a speaker at a conference last week who brought me to the bottom of myself. He distracted us with the left jab, speaking on the importance of keeping Christ at the center of your life in ministry and everything else— then he hit us hard with the right hook. He said […]

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Five Missionary Lessons from St. Patrick

  March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, and we should honor this early missionary. A few years ago,   Carrie Kelly wrote an article for the Intersect Project entitled “The Man Behind the Myth: 5 Things You Can Learn About St. Patrick.”  Kelly’s article is worth the read,  and I encourage you to check it out. […]

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A long road to Southeastern

I came to United States as a refugee almost two years ago.  However, getting to this land was not easy at all. I spent 3 years in Turkey waiting for an age-long process to be approved by the United Nation and other American humanitarian agencies as someone who is eligible to enter to America. Coming […]

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Praying for Missionaries during the Christmas Season

At Christmas, I’m sometimes asked for specific ways to pray for our missionaries overseas.  I’ve compiled a list of some holiday-specific requests that hopefully will be a springboard for you as you intentionally pray for those sent out from your churches, friends who have gone overseas, and those sent out by the IMB. Christmas brings […]

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Mission Role Available

The International Church of Batam (ICB) is located on the island of Batam, Indonesia, a short ferry boat ride from Singapore.  ICB was founded in February of 2006 to meet the need for an English worship experience on the island.    The church today is made up of largely American and Indonesian units, along with attendees […]

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Urban Missions

Several months ago, the United Nations released data showing more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. The projection is that before 2050, that number will climb to two-thirds. According to the report posted on CNN.com: Today, 55% of the world’s population is urban, a figure which is expected to grow to 68% […]

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What Hath Business to do with Missions?

The missionary task, as commonly understood by Evangelicals, involves the communication of the Christian message to the unbelieving nations, intentionally crossing cultural, linguistic, social and/or geographic barriers. The hope is that the gospel will be received and that new believers will become obedient followers of Jesus. Missionary anthropologist Paul Hiebert has described this spiritual transformation […]

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