Tag Archives: mission

The Brave and Broken Missionary Heart – Overview

October 7, 2011

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Missionaries and church planters face life-altering battles every day.  The daily decisions related to money, biblical faithfulness, family stresses, cultural faux pas, and life and death place the missionary heart in vulnerable positions.  Sometimes good decisions are made while other times the heart proves to be deceptive. What are the factors that encourage a missionary […]

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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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The Desire of the Sending Church

April 29, 2011

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Does the church always act like the church?  Scripture presents pictures of what the church looks like while 2000 years of Christianity have established models and structures with various degrees of success. ‘I will bless you and make you a blessing,’ God told Abraham (Genesis 12). ‘I will make you a light for the Gentiles, […]

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Quarry Community Church, Monticello, Minnesota, Believes in Sending Their Best

February 24, 2011

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I’m writing this story on the last day of my snowpacked week-long visit to Minnesota and Wisconsin.  It was an excellent week of connecting with Converge Worldwide missionary appointees, attending the Midwest Conference for Missionary Care, and becoming trained and certified in the Cerny Smith Assessment – a coaching tool that answers the question ‘how […]

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Leaving Home is at the Heart of Mission, Part II

February 18, 2011

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CONTINUED FROM PART I… God Uses Foreigners to Preach the Good News There is something unique about hearing the gospel from a foreigner.  When I lived in Macedonia, I was turning people away who wanted to hear the gospel.  I did not have enough hours in the day. One time an acquaintance of mine came […]

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