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The Greek verb “apoluo” (to send away) is used in a positive sense in Acts 13:3 when the church at Antioch sent Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey. This blog is designed to help churches select, train, and send missionaries to the harvest fields of souls.


apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #005: NO BRAINS OF OUR OWN

apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #005: NO BRAINS OF OUR OWN

#5 in a series devoted to sending churches. The content of this post is adapted from BMW’s 6-hour apoLuo workshop. Numbered articles are intended to be read sequentially for maximum benefit.  (This article originally posted in 2012 and is being republished for new readers that may have missed it–Editor). On 29 November 1863, in a sermon…

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apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #004: GOT THE BADGE–WHERE’S THE HORSE?

apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #004: GOT THE BADGE–WHERE’S THE HORSE?

#4 in a series devoted to sending churches. The content of this post is adapted from BMW’s 6-hour apoLuo workshop. Numbered articles are intended to be read sequentially for maximum benefit. (This article originally posted in 2012 and is being republished for new readers that may have missed it–Editor). Imagine a sheriff in the Old…

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apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #003: IT AIN’T JUST ABOUT THE MONEY

apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #003: IT AIN’T JUST ABOUT THE MONEY

#3 in a series devoted to sending churches. The content of this post is adapted from BMW’s 6-hour apoLuo workshop. Numbered articles are intended to be read sequentially for maximum benefit.  This article originally posted in 2012 and is being republished for new readers that may have missed it–Editor. In your view, what are the fifteen…

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apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #002: WHY ARE YOU DOING THAT?

apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #002: WHY ARE YOU DOING THAT?

#2 in a series devoted to sending churches. The content of this post is adapted from BMW’s 6-hour apoLuo workshop. Numbered articles are intended to be read sequentially for maximum benefit. (This article originally posted in 2012 and is being republished for new readers that may have missed it–Editor). Did your parents ever ask you,…

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apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #001: apo…WHAT?

apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #001: apo…WHAT?

#1 in a series devoted to sending churches. The content of this post is adapted from BMW’s 6-hour apoLuo workshop. Numbered articles are intended to be read sequentially for maximum benefit. (This article originally posted in 2013 and is being published again for new readers that may have missed it.–Editor.) That’s apo-luo, not apo-luau. No…

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Can You Quote It?

Can You Quote It?

Can you quote the mission statement for your church? You are way above the average church member if you can.   The most foundational declaration about your church is the purpose statement (or, mission statement). This one sentence explains “WHY” your church exists. Everything else your church does should be built on this statement. Every…

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The Need for Discontented Christians

The Need for Discontented Christians

The Christian life is (or at least should be) a contented life. All needs, desires, and ambitions are satisfied by the Lord Jesus Christ. The prevailing thought, though, is that Christians are not content enough in their relationship to God through Christ because if they were, there would be no need to find sufficiency in…

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The Congregation As Missionary Recruiter

The Congregation As Missionary Recruiter

Note: This is the last of seven articles on becoming a sending church that started with “Cancel the Missions Program”. A third “domino pusher” is the people in the church. The entire congregation can get involved. There is a tendency to view the “call” into ministry as a solo act. Our independent spirit views going…

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The Pastor As Initiator in Missions

The Pastor As Initiator in Missions

Note: This is the sixth of seven articles on becoming a sending church that started with “Cancel the Missions Program”. A previous post (Pushing Dominoes 8/16/17) used the metaphor of falling dominoes for preparing and sending out a missionary and the first person who could push a domino to start the process is the family….

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Pushing Dominoes

Pushing Dominoes

Note: This is the fifth of seven articles on becoming a sending church that started with “Cancel the Missions Program”. In Romans 10:13 we read that “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved”. Paul then presents a row of dominos that must fall for this to happen. “How then will…

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