Brian Pate | April 14, 2020 | Topic: Theology

Sometimes it takes a worldwide pandemic to remind us who we truly are. Was it really just last month that we could shop without worrying about empty shelves? Was it really only a few weeks ago that our retirement seemed so secure, our jobs seemed so steady, and the world seemed so normal, so safe? […]

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Rachel Ware | April 9, 2020 | Topic: Easter

I am writing this at the time of two very significant events: a global pandemic that has dramatically altered life for nearly everyone around the world and the celebration of the historical resurrection of Jesus Christ. One may feel more imminent, and therefore demand more of our attention at this moment. But as Christians, we must […]

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Cody Cunningham | April 6, 2020 | Topic: Theology

We live in uncertain times. Every day, I turn on the news to get the latest updates about the growing number of patients falling prey to COVID-19, about the new restrictions in place to limit its spread, and about how its ripple effects are spreading to every corner of the globe. The common refrain you […]

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Anthony Steele | April 2, 2020 | Topic: Prayer

My daughter-in-law asked me how her homebound sons can pray for missionaries and missions during this time of lockdown due to COVID-19. Her question was a great one, and I thought perhaps there were other parents who would like to lead their children to pray for missionaries as well. All around the world there are […]

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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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