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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.


Thinking of Full-Time Missions?  Consider this….

Thinking of Full-Time Missions? Consider this….

Frequently, we try to reduce travel experiences, career plans, and life choices to the fewest words possible. This is true for missions as well. Often we are asked what is the one piece of advice we would give to those who are considering missions as a full-time opportunity. The concept of missions comprises many facets…

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Never Let Go!

Never Let Go!

A little over five years ago we sent out our first missionary family and a year later our second family. These men are a part of our staff, and what they do is our ministry. Therefore, we maintain close communication with them, assist them with direction, vision, strategizing, advice, etc. just like we do others…

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apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #006: WHAT YOUR CANDIDATES ARE LEARNING (OR SHOULD BE)

apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #006: WHAT YOUR CANDIDATES ARE LEARNING (OR SHOULD BE)

#6 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). If your missionaries are being served by…

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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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