After growing up in the United States and now living and serving as a missionary in Cuenca, Ecuador, for the past two years, I have experienced firsthand the major cultural differences between the two cultures. These differences are evident in everyday life, including work, leisure, family, and religious activities. I’d like to share with you […]

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I recently spoke with a family that was considering devoting their life to missions. Among many questions, one of them asked, “How do we choose where to go, who to go with, and what type of ministry to do when we are there?” These are obviously important questions for a prospective missionary to ask. They […]

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In cross-cultural contexts, missionaries must overcome a variety of obstacles before developing healthy, fruitful ministry. This is the third in our series of articles about these barriers and how to overcome them. If you have ever traveled, you know that it can be expensive and time-consuming to plan. This is also true for any missions […]

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In cross-cultural contexts, missionaries must overcome a variety of obstacles before developing healthy, fruitful ministry. We will spend several weeks sharing a series of articles about these barriers and how to overcome them. For me, it’s strange to think of culture as a barrier. I love studying culture and talking about cultural differences. I enjoy […]

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In cross-cultural contexts, missionaries must overcome a variety of obstacles before developing healthy, fruitful ministry. We will spend several weeks sharing a series of articles about these barriers and how to overcome them.   LANGUAGE 日本語を理解しますか? ¿Hablas español? Let’s face it… language is hard. The language barrier is what makes so many people scared to […]

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In order to obey the unfinished task we received from our Master—to make disciples of all nations—we need a sola gratia gospel. The message that God saves by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone is the only gospel that brings people from darkness to light, the only good news that produces true followers of Christ, and […]

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What is the Mission of the Church? Over the past several decades, this question has been a matter of considerable debate among Christians. Should the term “mission” be used exclusively to refer to the task of evangelism and disciple-making, or can it be broadened to include socially-oriented activities? Some missiologists, for example, see mission as […]

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Luther famously addressed the Diet of Worms in 1521, “My conscience is captive to the Word of God.” Indeed, central to the Reformation was the idea of sola scriptura, the idea that the Scriptures alone are authoritative and sufficient for both faith and practice. This doctrine was contra the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, which […]

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What the Church Can Learn Today In Acts 13:1-3 we find the first record of a church recognizing, commissioning, and sending out missionaries. Saul and Barnabas are sent by the church in Antioch on what would become known as Paul’s first missionary journey. What can the church today learn from this first missionary adventure? Especially […]

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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. Cross 2016: Unreached People This provocative video from last year’s Cross Conference highlights cities around the world where there is little to no gospel presence. No First-Century Churches Exist Today, So […]

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