Guest article by Mike Pettengill Scripture is clear when it explains God’s desire for his church to participate in global evangelism (Matt 28:18-20, Acts 1:8). Scripture is equally clear in explaining God’s desire for his people to train up their children in his ways (Deut 11:18–21, 32:46, Prov 22:6; Isa 38:19; Eph 6:4; 2 Tim 1:5, […]

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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. 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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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. May I Help You Discern Your Calling? John Piper weighs in on how to discern God’s call to long-term cross-cultural missions. Are You Flexible for the Gospel?  In this excerpt from The […]

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“He is risen!” “He is risen indeed!” These words of the earliest Christians have been rehearsed for millennia and find special meaning as believers celebrate Easter Sunday each year. Jesus’ resurrection from the dead ignites our celebration and worship because he has set us free from the power of sin and death, our future resurrection guaranteed. Yet, […]

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A decade ago, some extraordinary circumstances temporarily thwarted my plans for the mission field. I was on the cusp of assailing West Africa when I learned that this particular field was out, and so was the sending agency. A few days later I stood outside a prospective church and there, aboard my scuttled ship, stared […]

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As I sit aboard a plane bound for the U.S. from the Dominican Republic, I can’t help but reminisce about the past three years and the process of Christian transformation. I’m returning from El Cercado, where we recently completed the eighth of nine training modules in the Reaching and Teaching pastoral training program. We are […]

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