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Local Church and Self Assessment As Key Steps in the Missionary Call – Think Fireworks

September 14, 2012

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Fireworks in Manassas Park, Virginia, 4th of July 2012

In my previous Heart and How To of Missionary Assessment I mentioned five types of critical assessment that are needed for missionaries and church planters: personal assessment – self evaluation of what God is doing local church assessment – the evaluation of church leaders who have observed the candidate in both personal and ministry contexts mission […]

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Missionaries: The Last Frontier of World Missions?

July 11, 2012

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Shuttle launch

When I tell people that missionaries are my unreached people group they just stare at me.  Which proves my point that missionaries may be the last frontier of world missions. Plenty of unreached people groups exist all over the world.  It takes a lot of effort to reach them, and by God’s grace we will […]

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The Heart and How-To of Missionary and Church Planter Assessment

May 14, 2012

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What does mustard have to do with assessment?

I have facilitated the assessment of over 60 missionaries the past ten years.  The process brings me joy as I have the opportunity to dig into people’s lives, discover the fingerprints of God on a candidate and speak into the life of one who is seeking after God.  The process is tiring and a lot […]

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11 Types of Care Missionaries Want From Their Sending Agencies and Co-Workers

May 3, 2012

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A key barrier to providing effective missionary care is the attitude exhibited by members of the missions community who do not appreciate, understand or value what genuine member care is.  Is missionary care valuable?  Maybe we should ask the missionaries. Image By Defame (Eleven) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Brenda Bosch, an international member care […]

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Five Ways Bin Laden Has Influenced Missional Church Planting (Part I)

May 2, 2011

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[Note: My series on the sending church takes a twist with the news of the death of Bin Laden. Read on to see the relevance of Bin Laden to church planting.] May Day brought with it eternal sunset for Osama Bin Laden.  U.S. special forces deadly blow means special justice for millions of people whose […]

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