To Reclaim Its Missional

Identity

the flow

It was Christmas, and the tension in our house was palpable.  It felt like we were moving through mud just to complete tasks of daily living. I was about to turn 10 and felt like life had just been ripped out from under me. We had left the only home I'd ever known and...

This Christian’s New Look at an American Holiday

Like many, our family has struggled with how to take on the holiday season. As Christians, it can be hard to address the seeming incompatibility of modern Christmas demands (home decorating, Christmas parties, traveling,...

An Adventure in Missionary Faux Pas

We often think of missionaries in black and white terms. Usually, as superheroes or caustic creatures. But the truth is they, just like everyone else, are awkwardly trying to share God’s love in challenging places. So, in this BLOG se...

The Power of Cooperation Over Competition

In the last year, I have developed an addiction to podcasts. Ken makes fun of my inability to be in a car without someone sharing a novel idea, a true crime story, or in-depth teaching about a current event. Seriously, I can’t g...

The Impact of Paternalism on Local and International Missions

We gathered around the new children’s home our church helped finance. It was pretty rustic; no electricity, two children to a bed and no running water. As we looked around for the first time, we reminded ours...

Recognizing your type tendencies can have a significant impact on your next mission.

Every missionary (well, every Christian, for that matter) exhibits certain traits during a mission. As Ken and I have served, led, and overseen mission trips and projects over the years...

5 Things Churches Should Look for in a Ministry Partner

Despite the fact that their inboxes are full of emails from ministries requesting help, church leaders often struggle to find healthy parachurch and non-profit ministries that are ready for partnership. Because, le...

5 Steps to Finding Healthy, Compatible and Long-Term Ministry Partnerships

The email inboxes of pastors and missions directors are full of missionary support requests. Meanwhile, other amazing ministries lack the knowledge of how to even reach out to church leaders, and...

The Impact of Understanding the Kingdom of Heaven on Evangelical Missions

We’ve all been there. A room full of hungry people with an impassioned preacher sharing his heart about the importance of asking forgiveness for sins, declaring Jesus as personal savior and ensuri...

How HOPE and DIGNITY are Transforming Uganda One Person at a Time.

After about 72 hours of travel, our van turned its final corner and there in front of us was Musana. Like many Ugandan schools, it is surrounded by a fence with a guard shack. As you look through the fen...

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