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. The Goal of Missions May Not Be What You Think  Chase Bowers and Scott Zeller point out that while worship is both the destination and the fuel of missions, the local church is […]

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We recently conducted the first of nine weeks of pastoral training that we will provide in Macas on the edge of Ecuador’s eastern jungle. The students in this training site are primarily Shuar indigenous peoples, although some are lowland Quichuas. Those of you who are familiar with the books recounting the martyrdom of Jim Elliot, […]

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As I teach on how to know God’s will for your life, the aspects that I encourage people to consider are not simply ‘easy steps to know God’s will.’ Rather they are more like ingredients in a cake – all are important. They are all to be included, and are all biblical. No one of […]

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Heartbreaking tragedies are everywhere – locally, nationally, and globally – and there is no way to avoid them. How should believers respond when life doesn’t make sense and the hurts are overwhelming? When we hear of a natural or man-made disaster in another country, we often pray that the church will step in and take […]

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A lot of the missions activity throughout the years has been zeal without knowledge and action without forethought. How many returned missionaries continue to wrestle with false guilt about putting their hand to the plow but looking back, wondering if they are fit for the kingdom any longer. Oftentimes the “plow” was one of their […]

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I once got on the metro in Mexico City while my cell phone got off. Pick-pocketed! I felt devastated and violated and vulnerable, but more than anything, I felt angry. And when we lived overseas years ago, someone broke in and stole the new puppy we had just gotten for our kids. I was outraged […]

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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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