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Self-Evaluation

Self-Evaluation

Self-evaluation is critical in the Christian life, and it is also good to periodically stop and take a snap-shot of how things are going in our church. One of the areas that deserves evaluation is how your church is doing in international ministries or mission outreach.   The key to self-evaluation is to address the…

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An Insurmountable Challenge

An Insurmountable Challenge

A large city, with no professing believers, and a community who doesn’t trust outsiders sounds like an insurmountable challenge. For our missionary team, this is the reality they live in every day. When the need for God’s gospel is immense and the people are segregated, how can a missionary engage the culture? By using their…

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No Time for One?

No Time for One?

Editor’s Note: Originally published March 2014. When it comes to leadership, most of us think in terms of moving a group of people or an organization forward toward an end goal. Leaders have vision, and they like to think big. That is a good thing, but leaders also need to be able to think small….

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An Unexpected Answer

An Unexpected Answer

“Kwun Yum, the goddess of mercy!” That is not usually the answer you expect when you ask a five-year-old, “Who lives in heaven?” But that is the answer I got in front of all the children and parents who attended our outreach. I had booked a park with a basketball court nearby the church, and…

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The Goal of Your Next Mission Trip

The Goal of Your Next Mission Trip

There are a variety of reasons why people go on short term missions trips. Some of them might be: 1. A work project (painting, building, digging) 2. A ministry opportunity (preaching, teaching, evangelism) 3. An exposure to the needs and opportunities 4. Internships and apprenticeships 5. Personal discipleship… using the experience to provide spiritual growth…

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The Power of the Spirit

The Power of the Spirit

Have you felt the power? There is an electric feeling as you share Christ with someone who you know has never heard it before. It is the knowledge that the Spirit is opening your mouth to declare truth. You feel the gospel as the power of God being poured through you to them. One of…

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The Bella Vista Experience

The Bella Vista Experience

The Bella Vista Experience is a church-planting initiative in northern Argentina. Will you help shine God’s light in the world’s darkness? Will you follow Christ and become a “fisher of men” in this South American country? Contact drozelle@biblicalministries.org for more information or to get involved.

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Dear Missionary, Pastors are not an Obstacle

Dear Missionary, Pastors are not an Obstacle

Dear Missionary, pastors are not obstacles to ministry, they are your enablers. I know that the form of ministry has created a false dichotomy between both. Somehow the created perspective is that purposes of both are different enough that they must ‘compete’ for the same resources in order to complete God’s will. The mindset has…

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When God Opens the Door

When God Opens the Door

How does a teacher in a staunchly secular public school system, find herself giving the gospel to the whole school at one time? Simple. She waits until asked by the principal. This unlikely scenario played out recently in an overseas school where a BMW missionary works. The God who holds all things in his hands,…

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Dear Pastor, Missionaries are not Your Competitor

Dear Pastor, Missionaries are not Your Competitor

Dear Pastor, missionaries are not your competitors, they are your enablers. I know that the form of ministry has created a false dichotomy between pastors and missionaries. Somehow the created perspective is that purposes of both are different enough that they must ‘compete’ for the same resources in order to complete God’s will. The mindset…

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