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We’ve Changed Our Mind About Missions–Part 2

We’ve Changed Our Mind About Missions–Part 2

Our Missionaries are Our Staff Our traditional approach to missions was to invite a few “missionary candidates” to our Annual World Conference. Most of these candidates were unknown to us except by letter, phone, and referrals. Through such information gathering, we learned where these missionaries were going and what they planned to do. We knew…

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Walk + Talk =

Walk + Talk =

Arriving back to the field brings excitement and apprehension. There’s the usual life events: births, deaths, and people moving away. Despite all the usual life dramas, Brad and Ber are happy to be back and tackle whatever comes their way – especially getting reacquainted with Sami. Sami is the person Brad has been working with…

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We’ve Changed Our Mind About Missions–Part 1

We’ve Changed Our Mind About Missions–Part 1

Pastor, I’d like take a few moments and ask you a question. It’s a question that I asked myself several years ago while pastoring Shenandoah Baptist Church. It’s a question that ended up taking me in a different path in my ministry in ways I could not have imagined. A Real Ministry Scenario Let me…

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The Three-Fold Cord

The Three-Fold Cord

THE COMING OF EMMANUEL In most of Africa, people leave their rural homes to go and work in the cities, living in temporary shacks. They travel home maybe once a month, or if they are fortunate, once a week. For this reason, Christmas is a favorite time of year. The cities empty out, the trains…

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Classroom Lessons for the Teacher

Classroom Lessons for the Teacher

Though she’d been an English teacher in this class composed of four students for only two months, a bond had already formed. She appreciated their thirst for knowledge and their drive to excel; they admired her intellect, and the respect with which she treated them. She was approachable and seemed to genuinely care about them….

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Beyond Christmas: Remembering Your Missionaries Year-round

Beyond Christmas: Remembering Your Missionaries Year-round

The Christmas season is a unique time. It combines intense busyness and stress with instances of reflection and sentiment. Searching for Christmas gifts creates a conflict of emotion that mixes the tension of finding the perfect gift with the joy of giving the perfect gift. For Christians, though, it is a time to love God…

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A Church For Everyone on the Planet

A Church For Everyone on the Planet

It is said that there are over 800 Baptist churches in Atlanta where I live. We have the option of driving past dozens of churches to attend the assembly of our choice. We are able to fine tune the options to find a church that fits our desire for music, seating, lighting, architecture, pastor, youth…

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The Point of No Return

The Point of No Return

Her hands flew up to her face and she uttered the words, “What can I do?” Simply put, that had been the point; she couldn’t do anything. It was that “ah-ha” moment when things started to make sense. During our study, we deviated to Matthew 5:21-26, the Sermon on the Mount, and the section on…

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Good News at a Funeral

Good News at a Funeral

Although this funeral was a Christian funeral, I knew that the elderly lady that had passed away was an unbeliever. Two years before, not long after arriving in Hong Kong, my co-worker and I visited her. She was a spunky, kind old lady. Though her grandchildren had often witnessed to her, she was politely uninterested…

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Leverage Your Lack of Resources

Leverage Your Lack of Resources

I was recently at a conference where a pastor from Africa was talking about their church planting efforts in gateway cities around the world. Cities like London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beunos Aires, and New York City. It was intriguing that he said the reason they could do this was because of their poverty. In the…

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