Missions at a Glance spotlights the past week’s articles and resources relating to global missions. We trust that it will encourage your faithful obedience to our King’s Commission.

May I Help You Discern Your Calling?

John Piper weighs in on how to discern God’s call to long-term cross-cultural missions. For a thorough treatment of this topic, see David Sills’ The Missionary Call.

Are You Flexible for the Gospel? 

In this excerpt from The Cross and Christian Ministry, Don Carson urges us to avoid “cloister Christianity” and make appropriate cultural adjustments that help, not hinder, gospel proclamation. Also see David Sills’ “Reclaiming Contextualization.”

4 Recommendations for Motivating Missions

In this helpful article on the Lifeway Pastors blog, Chris Hefner lists four ways that a pastor can encourage his congregation toward Great Commission obedience.

Finding God in a Refugee Camp

Voice of the Martyrs reports on opportunities to display the love of Christ and share the gospel with Muslims in a Syrian refugee camp.

The Nations Are Walking into My Classroom

With refugees and immigrants constantly streaming into the U.S., one teacher reminds us that we don’t necessarily have to leave the States to make disciples of all nations.

Hudson Taylor – Unwavering Reliance on God 

This biographical article from Mike Pettengill highlights Taylor’s trust in God for his ministry and in the midst of adversity.

Jon Deedrick

Jon Deedrick serves as Director of Ministry Mobilization with Reaching & Teaching. He and his family live in Louisville, KY.

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