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Do You Lie or Speak the Truth to Missionary Friends?

September 25, 2013

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Life as you knew it is about to change...

I’ve had several friends leave recently for the mission field. I’m always surprised when I hear the types of comments made to missionaries leaving for another culture, words given by well meaning friends who are clueless about what the new missionaries are going to encounter: “You’ll always be a part of this church.” “We won’t […]

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What a Missionary Desires from Churches

August 1, 2011

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Earlier this year I posted What a Church Desires from Missionaries in which I said that churches desire faithfulness, communication and relationship from missionaries.  Now turn about is fair play. During 20 years of ministry in missions, I’ve experienced and observed three characteristics of churches that, when existent, radically alter the experience of the missionary […]

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The Development of the Sending Church

June 22, 2011

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When the people of God recognize that they are the community of God, the church of God carries out the mission of God. The church on mission is a sending church and today I wrap up my series on the sending church.  But first, four questions: How is your oneness as a church expressed? Is […]

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Missional Church Planting or Misguided? – Describing the Sending Church (Part 2)

May 31, 2011

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-Continued from Part 1 “God spoke to me through a Newsweek article and instead of planting a church our new tool for reaching Furnia is to create a network of orphanages.  There are three thousand orphans in Furnia.  The Muslims don’t believe in adoption so our new strategy is going to make a lot of […]

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Missional Church Planting or Misguided? – Describing the Sending Church (Part 1)

May 26, 2011

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Blue Church on the Highway is all about the kingdom of God.  Pastor Jason is a mover and a shaker.  His heart is to bring the glory of God to the nations, including his own.  Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth won’t know what hit them. Yellow Church of Broad Valley has […]

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