Anthony Steele | March 17, 2020 | Topic: History of Missions

Patrick of Ireland is one of my heroes of the history of Christian missions. He was a man that was more than the myth surrounding him. Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day has become a tradition in our culture and in other cultures which is an excuse for partying, drinking green beer, and having parades. Like the […]

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Jon Deedrick | January 22, 2020 | Topic: Short-term Ministry

I’ve often wondered how the Apostle Paul would utilize modern technology in missions. Would he eagerly promote the short-term missions (STM) surge to the nations? While I’m confident he’d leverage global travel and communication technology for the gospel’s sake, just as he did in his day, I wonder if he’d encourage the majority of STM […]

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Lisa Brock | December 23, 2019 | Topic: Advent

Throughout the Bible, God uses illustrations to teach His people specific truths about Himself.  Sometimes it’s about His character, sometimes it’s instruction on how to relate to Him, and sometimes it is to remind us of the ways in which He proves His love and care for us.   I was recently challenged with one such […]

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Lisa Brock | December 16, 2019 | Topic: Advent

Peace is a popular topic this time of year. We sing about it in many of our Christmas carols and tend to think that because everyone is gathering together for the holidays, we’ll automatically just get along. After all, it’s Christmas! We know at the birth of Jesus, the angels declared “peace” to the earth, […]

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Brian Pate | December 9, 2019 | Topic: Missiology, Missionary Life, Mobilization

I hit “send” on the application to RTIM. I was excited, and a little nervous. Months of praying, researching, and planning had led to this moment. My wife and I had worked hard on the application for RTIM, and finally it was time to submit it. But something strange happened after I hit send.  More […]

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Anthony Steele | November 11, 2019 | Topic: Missiology, Missions and the Church

Today, we’re sharing Part 3 of a series on our blog called Jesus, the Missionary. (Click here for the Introduction, here for Part 1, and here for Part 2.) We are posting one more lesson we can learn from Jesus’ example and a conclusion to this series.  Jesus expressed His desire for His disciples—for us. […]

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Anthony Steele | November 4, 2019 | Topic: Missiology, Missions and the Church

Today, we’re sharing Part 2 of a series on our blog called Jesus, the Missionary. (Click here for the Introduction and here for Part 1.) Today, we’re sharing the two more key lessons we can learn from Jesus’ example.  Jesus included others in His work. Among the first acts of Jesus’ public ministry was to […]

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Anthony Steele | October 28, 2019 | Topic: Missiology, Missions and the Church

Last week, we introduced a new series on our blog: Jesus, the Missionary. Today, we’re sharing the first two key lessons we can learn from Jesus’ example.  Jesus had limits and knew what they were. What was that? Jesus had limits to His ability? We sometimes think of Jesus as some kind of superman who […]

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Anthony Steele | October 21, 2019 | Topic: Missiology, Missions and the Church

Missionaries spend much time thinking about strategies, opportunities, unreached people groups, unchurched communities, and unevangelized places. The burden of the missions call is overwhelming and the work is unending. Missionaries, as a natural part of their calling, are spending their lives looking at tremendous need and seeking to meet it by God’s help.  This overwhelming […]

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Sam Behar | September 16, 2019 | Topic: Missions and the Church, Mobilization

Sending missionaries is a big task. Usually the majority of the details for deploying to the field fall to the missionary. This cannot be helped because family budgets, support-raising, and travel paperwork is very personal. Yet there remains much for those around the missionary to do to help prepare and launch them. There are numerous […]

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