Category Evangelism

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Use Every Opportunity to Get the Word Out!

typesetSometimes you just need to communicate: speaking, writing, or blogging! In fact, the reason I began this blog was to have place where you and I could connect.  I believe that we have an incredible message burning within that we are compelled to get out.  Jeremiah put it this way…

Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him, Nor speak anymore in His name.” But His word was in my heart like a burning fire.  (Jeremiah 20:9)

Jeremiah

Jeremiah  could no longer contain the Word of the God burning within him. He had to communicate  (Jeremiah 20:9). 

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The World is Changing and So Is the Way We Do Missions

world is changingThe world is changing and so is the way we do missions.  What you’ll see is that it is no longer a case where missionaries go in and dictate when, and what, and how things are done.

There was a time when this type of leverage did exist, and it was purely due to economics and education.  In far too many cases this created an unhealthy dependency upon the church in the West, and we’ve been second-guessing the results ever since.

Fortunately, times have changed. Today the challenges and opportunities are all still there, but we face them in a different way.  We now face them together with our national counterparts.  Just what does this look like?

Leaders Working Together

Earlier this week we once again spent several hours with Baptist seminary leaders here in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The topic was the future of Theological Education here in the state.

It was an enlightening experience.  Each of us put on the table what we could offer. Then, working together,

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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Short-Term Mission Trip

short term missionsMost people experience missions for the first time on a short-term mission trip. Now-a-days there are thousands of trips taken each year. The investment is great too.

As many as four million people take mission trips each year! Believe it or not, there is more money and manpower being invested on short-term missions than on long-term.

People from 18 to 80 are going on short-term trips anywhere from two weeks to two years. It’s easy to see why we need to maximize our efforts.

Here are 5 ways to get the most out of your short-term mission trip.

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