Dear Brother or Sister, Last week, I had the joy of seeing several thousand students descend upon my city for Cross Conference. Perhaps you were among that group! Regardless, I’m thankful that you spent part of your Christmas holiday attending a conference about God’s glory being proclaimed among the nations. You could have used your […]

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This article is part of a series on missions and the local church. We trust that this series will encourage both faithfulness to Christ’s bride and obedience to the bride’s mission. Do you remember the Machine Gun Preacher? Nothing says missions like a machine gun and rippling muscles, right?  However, thinking about Sam Childers makes me consider how […]

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This article is part of a series on missions and the local church. We trust that this series will encourage both faithfulness to Christ’s bride and obedience to the bride’s mission. When Christ commanded us to “make disciples of all nations,” he was not commissioning a select few, but all of his followers, to be engaged in […]

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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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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. Be Patient, Missions Is Urgent While the gospel need is urgent around the world, Josh Manley helpfully writes that we must always utilize God’s means to accomplish God’s ends. In our effort to evangelize […]

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In Romans 15 Paul famously declares that he had resolved to preach the gospel where Christ had not been named. A fire burned deeply within him—an insatiable desire for those who had never been told to “see” and for those who had never heard to “understand” the message of God’s grace in Christ (Rom 15:21). His […]

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Guest Article by Mike Pettengill Jesus’ twelve disciples had studied at the feet of the Master. They had followed and learned from him. The Twelve were not always together at Jesus’ side. Some tended to homes and families. In fact, Jesus would call the Twelve together only on three occasions. But on the rare occurrence […]

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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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Traveling to teach pastors and church leaders is always a privilege. It is a special privilege to return to the same location more than one time. During the week of September 19-26, we were able to return to Otavalo, Ecuador, for the second of nine training modules. The training was again held at Iglesia Bautista […]

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