Note: This article is being published in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of this, hospitality temporarily may look different, and we encourage everyone to follow safe social-distancing guidelines. We hope and pray that the Church will creatively continue to demonstrate hospitality while helping keep others protected. From nailing 95 Theses to the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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A reflection on 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:13 Knowing the role you play on a team is a key to success for your team. The closer shouldn’t start the game in baseball. The punter shouldn’t play quarterback. The same is true at an even deeper level in the proclamation of the gospel. Paul talks about the different […]

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Here at Reaching and Teaching we are known for our emphasis on training pastors and church leaders. The need for such teaching is apparent. It is estimated that about 85% of the pastors in the world have little to no theological training. Though it is difficult to precisely confirm this number, we have seen great […]

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Written by a Reaching & Teaching missionary  How would you feel if one day you were sitting in a restaurant, and you noticed that the server was going around collecting other people’s leftovers and bringing them to you? You would probably be upset! I don’t think any paying customers would be okay with this. When […]

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At the 2019 The Gospel Coalition National Conference, Jon Deedrick sat down with Matt Smethurst in between plenary sessions to chat about encouraging trends in missions. During this conversation, Jon discusses what the Lord is doing around the world, as well as the heart of RTIM —strengthening churches for the advance of the gospel around […]

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