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 […]

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Mike Pettengill | May 6, 2016 | Topic: Missionary Life

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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Reaching & Teaching believes that the local church is God’s designated vehicle for fulfilling the Great Commission, and so we seek to mobilize churches across the United States and beyond to join us in the work of training pastors and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. While the focus of our church partnerships is training […]

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Paul Schlehlein | April 27, 2016 | Topic: Missiology, Missionary Life

Guest article by Paul Schlehlein When two years of appeals for South Sea missionaries failed, John Paton’s Scottish denomination succumbed to desperate measures: the casting of lots. The congregation sat in hushed silence as the elders examined the paper votes. The results were so indecisive that the organizers were once again left empty handed. Meanwhile, […]

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Josh G. | April 21, 2016 | Topic: Missionary Life

One of the things that has surprised me the most about raising support to go overseas is how people often respond when my wife and I tell them that we have to raise our own support. Their countenance drops to the floor as if we’ve lost our best friend, and they softly  say, “Oh no…I’m so sorry.” […]

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Mike Pettengill | April 20, 2016 | Topic: Missionary Life

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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Jon Deedrick | March 24, 2016 | Topic: Missions and the Church

“He is risen!” “He is risen indeed!” These words of the earliest Christians have been rehearsed for millennia and find special meaning as believers celebrate Easter Sunday each year. Jesus’ resurrection from the dead ignites our celebration and worship because he has set us free from the power of sin and death, our future resurrection guaranteed. Yet, […]

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