Advancing or Impeding? Church organized missions conferences are a valuable tool in raising awareness of global evangelism and in helping Christ’s disciples better understand the importance and urgency of reaching the lost. When done well a church-run mission conference can bring great glory to the Lord. When done poorly a missions conference can actually impede […]

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Like many families, churches are trying to balance their monthly budgets and make those valuable dollars stretch in a way that best honors God. Churches that are involved in missions want to make a huge impact in global outreach and be good stewards of God’s resources. As churches explore expanding their involvement in missions, the […]

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Guest article by Mike Pettengill  Is there only one true track that directs man to God? Or do many paths lead explorers up the mountain where they all reach the top, no matter the route they take? The biblical beliefs of Christianity claim there is but one way to commune with God, and that is […]

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Guest Article by Mike Pettengill Jesus’ twelve disciples had studied at the feet of the Master. They had followed and learned from him. The Twelve were not always together at Jesus’ side. Some tended to homes and families. In fact, Jesus would call the Twelve together only on three occasions. But on the rare occurrence […]

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Guest article by Mike Pettengill Scripture is clear when it explains God’s desire for his church to participate in global evangelism (Matt 28:18-20, Acts 1:8). Scripture is equally clear in explaining God’s desire for his people to train up their children in his ways (Deut 11:18–21, 32:46, Prov 22:6; Isa 38:19; Eph 6:4; 2 Tim 1:5, […]

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Guest article by Mike Pettengill  The most complicated position on the mission field is not the church planter, teacher, or Bible translator. Indeed, the most conflicted calling on the mission field belongs to the missionary mother and wife. It is difficult for women to grasp the elusive balance of being simultaneously content with their efforts given […]

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Guest article by Mike Pettengill  Most missionaries are struggling. They battle emotional, physical and spiritual battles while on the field. Due to the fact they want to appear like a missionary worthy of support, they typically hide their pain and keep their suffering private. Certainly, supporting churches, friends, family and missions agencies should be caring […]

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