Recently I have been examining the language we subconsciously use to describe church for our teens. A few weeks ago I asked a teenager, “what church do you go to?” … Continue readingThe Danger of Youth Group
I have been to India fourteen times. I have even been in India during the Holi festival. I have had first-hand experience of this Hindu festival and have spoken to … Continue readingShould Christians Participate in a Color Run?
Missionary care is the responsibility of every local church. Every church should be engaged in the Great Commission both locally and abroad and with that comes the necessity and reality … Continue readingFive Ideas Every Pastor Should Consider for Missionary Care
Over the years I have engaged in dozens of conversations with well-meaning individuals who undermine the importance of pastors traveling to the mission field to visit their missionaries (those sent from … Continue readingThree Reasons Why Sending Churches Should Visit Their Missionaries
It sounds strange, but I have interacted with dozens of individuals who believe missions to be an easy gig and something just about anyone can do. They might not verbally … Continue readingAre You Ready to Become a Missionary?
Years ago, my wife met an older gentleman at a coffee shop. She was reading her Bible, and he stopped to encourage her to keep running hard after Jesus. After … Continue readingBecome an Advocate for Your Missionary
This is part two of our series on being a missionary supporter. Here, we’ll address the question, “What is the best way to support a missionary?” through the lens of … Continue readingSetting Your Missionary Up For Success
What is the best way to support a missionary? That is a question I often get asked by people who love and want to see their missionaries succeed. It is … Continue readingThe Most Powerful Thing You Can Do For a Missionary
I remember when I was planning to move to Africa as a missionary. I heard from a few different people — something along these lines of, “Why don’t you just leave those people alone? They are okay with their culture and their way of doing things. Why do you want to make them American?” … Continue readingHow Does a Missionary Biblically Influence a Culture?
Our Goal is to develop a mission’s theology that focuses not upon the plight of man but upon the supreme worth of God. Doing Missions Because of Man’s Need? Many … Continue readingWhat Drives a Passion for Missions?
My friend Ryan returned home on his first furlough after a two-year stint overseas. He drove to church on Sunday morning with excitement to see his friends and interact with … Continue readingHow Often Should a Missionary Communicate Back Home?
Working directly with missionaries over the past 15 years, I have noticed a regular pattern – most missionaries have an anemic understanding of communication. I have ministered to dozens upon … Continue readingWhat Does “Missionary Communication” Look Like?
As a missionary, being able to clarify your vision is a challenging endeavor. It requires work. It requires focus. But above all, it requires a clear vision from God. Paul … Continue readingHow Do I Understanding & Articulating My Missionary Call?