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We Need Boring Christians

We Need Boring Christians

Andrew Byers
I was sure God was telling me to quit my landscaping job. I was bound for something more important. The horizon beckoned. So I turned in my notice and embraced unemployment as a divine calling. I spent my hours reading Scripture and praying over maps, nobly trusting God for . . . → Read More: We Need Boring Christians

The Missionary Call

The Missionary Call

by Oswald J. Smith via Heart of God Ministries

What constitutes a Call? Is there any way of knowing the will of God? How can one be sure?

I think there is. In fact, I am certain. God would not leave His servants in darkness.

But let me give you James . . . → Read More: The Missionary Call

The Baton is Passed to you… Run!

The Baton is Passed to you… Run!

by Steve Shadrach via The Traveling Team

You have a race to run. Which one is it? (Heb. 12:1,2)

You might have more than one; but if you are a World Christian you need to have at least one. Here are four opportunities that you can look at, evaluate, and . . . → Read More: The Baton is Passed to you… Run!

Pastor John’s Principles For Dealing with Poverty

Pastor John’s Guiding Principles
For Dealing with and thinking about Poverty and Suffering and Needs in the 3rd world and here too

The ‘poor’ we will always have with us.- Matthew 26:11
With much wealth comes much responsibility. – Matt 25 Talents stuff
We must help the widows and orphans in distress- the helpless. – James 1:27
We must try . . . → Read More: Pastor John’s Principles For Dealing with Poverty

How Do I Know God’s Direction For My Life?

How Do I Know God’s Direction For My Life?

by Claude Hickman via The Traveling Team

 

Some students won’t ever find their way to the right path God has for them, not because of disinterest or disobedience, but because of debilitation: the paralysis caused by too many options. Paul Borthwick calls this the problem of . . . → Read More: How Do I Know God’s Direction For My Life?

Top 10 challenges upon returning home from a trip abroad

Top 10 challenges upon returning home from a trip abroad

If you have just returned from a trip abroad, you may experience some of the symptoms below, according to Hans Stockton, director of study abroad at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn

By ISABELLA BARAK, April 9, 2007

Boredom: After new experiences, familiar routines may lack . . . → Read More: Top 10 challenges upon returning home from a trip abroad

Debriefing the Mission Trip

Debriefing the Mission Trip

by Mike Woodruff, YouthSpecialties.com

I’m almost 40 years old. I’ve been a Christian over half that time. I have a master’s degree in divinity, more than a dozen years in ministry, and a job that regularly keeps me in touch with missionaries and leading Christian nationals all over the world. I’ve . . . → Read More: Debriefing the Mission Trip

Sojourner or Settler?

Sojourner or Settler?

via The Traveling Team

Sojourning – Learning to live in the epic of God’s Story.

From the beginning of time, starting with Adam & Eve, mankind has desired to be a settler. In Genesis 1:28, God’s first command to mankind, He says "be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth. In Genesis 9:1, as . . . → Read More: Sojourner or Settler?

Finding Your Role in World Evangelization

Finding Your Role in World Evangelization

By Todd Ahrend via The Traveling Team

Ingrained in the minds of many Christians is the idea that to be involved in mission work means one thing only: living overseas long-term. This is an unhealthy way to approach missions because it excludes most people. Even those that go . . . → Read More: Finding Your Role in World Evangelization

Crackers & Mud – Thinking about poverty

The Drages and I recently had a discussion about our perception of poverty in the United States, verses the reality of life in Honduras. Amy mentioned how she has banned the use of the word “starving” from their household as a word to describe feeling hungry. This article reminded me of that discussion, and of how . . . → Read More: Crackers & Mud – Thinking about poverty