Articles for Outreach & Missions

Articles for Outreach & Missions

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The Five Hour Challenge: Turning Your Church Outwardly Focused

The Five Hour Challenge: Turning Your Church Outwardly Focused

If the pastors and church leaders are not serious about reaching people with the gospel, you can’t expect the members to do so.
Practical Principles for Powerful Worship

Practical Principles for Powerful Worship

“You cannot divide human beings into those who worship and those who don’t. Everybody worships; it’s just a matter of what, or whom, we serve.”
John the Baptist’s Model for Church Planters

John the Baptist—A Model for Church Planters

John understood the implications of his ministry of prophetic preparation. He knew that his unique role had a built-in expiration date. In fact, he was working toward that end.
Is Suicide the Unpardonable Sin?

Is Suicide the Unpardonable Sin?

Suicide is a sin, but because of a blood-stained cross and empty tomb, it’s NOT an unpardonable sin.
Mega Pastoral Vacancies in Mega-Churches

Mega Pastoral Vacancies in Mega-Churches

You could see it unfolding. Boomer megachurch pastors are retiring. The number grows every month. And, as we thought might take place, the churches are having difficulty finding their successors.
3 Things to Do When You Are Waiting on God

3 Things to Do When You Are Waiting on God

Waiting for God to work in the life of your church can be challenging, and it’s easy to be discouraged. As you work, and work, and work with your people, you may not observe any tangible results (fruit) for months, years, or ever.
What the West Should Know about Churches in Africa

What the West Should Know About Churches in Africa

Let us seize the opportunities that our diversity brings by joyfully, graciously and honestly working together through the challenges of cross-cultural missions.
5 Signs You're a Slave To Leadership Chaos

5 Signs You’re a Slave to Leadership Chaos

If you’re not a slave to your calendar (scheduling your priorities), then you’re a slave to chaos.
Writing On the Wall

Writing on the Wall—The Church Is Not Growing

North America is the only continent in the world where the church is not growing. In North America, the church is in decline. Some even claim it is dying. Most denominations—including evangelical denominations—are shrinking.
On Falling in Love Biblically

On Falling in Love Biblically

Falling in love biblically means seeing the person in front of us as an incomplete work in progress who will one day be made complete...
When People Cheer Abortion

When People Cheer Abortion

Many were alarmed and dispirited by footage this week of raucous cheering in the New York State Senate chamber. The “Happy Days Are Here...
Global 6K for Water Washington Church Adopts an 'Out of the Church' Approach to Outreach

Washington Church Adopts an ‘Out of the Church’ Approach to Outreach

“We’re just one tiny little church here in Washington, but you multiply that across the United States, across the globe, and that makes a big difference.”
7 Things The Smartest Leaders Always Make Time For

High Level Leadership: 7 Things the Smartest Leaders Always Make Time For

It’s difficult to find the time to do everything on your list at work, let alone in life. And if you really drill down on...
How Art Can Become a Bridge to the Gospel

How Art Can Become a Bridge to the Gospel

Architecture, music, literature, paintings, jewelry, even the clothes we wear, can be an avenue to start gospel conversations and teach basic Christian doctrines.
My 7 Strategies in a New Leadership Position

My 7 Strategies in a New Leadership Position

I realized I’m only one person and although everyone wanted some of my time and there were more ideas than we could ever accomplish, I knew I would burnout if I didn’t pace myself. This meant I said no to some things – really many things
Abortion: The #1 Cause of Death in the World

Abortion: The #1 Cause of Death in the World

I wonder what would happen if we viewed abortion the same way we view smoking or cancer. Would it remain the leading cause of death in the world if we ran public service campaigns to dissuade women from seeking abortions, as we do for smoking? Or if we spent billions of dollars on research to save lives, as we do with cancer?
We should prize and treasure the wrath of God just as much as any other part of God’s character. Here are 3 reasons why the wrath of God is important to us as believers. #Christian #God #characterofGod #whoGodis #followingGod #JesusChrist #Jesus #Christian #Christianfaith #Christiangrowth #spiritualgrowth #whoisGod

3 Surprising Reasons to Love the Wrath of God

I know it sounds counterintuitive, but we should prize and treasure the wrath of God just as much as any other part of God’s character. Here are 3 reasons why.
Living in the Aftermath of Suicide

Living in the Aftermath of Suicide

More than 42,000 people die by suicide every year in the U.S., and each one leaves behind on average six to 10 survivors—spouses, parents, children, other family and friends who are devastated by the loss.
Living With a Confident Expectation of the Goodness of God

Living With a Confident Expectation of the Goodness of God

As one who has received criticisms over the years, I want to share with you personally five perspectives that have helped me deal with them. To be transparent, I don’t always focus on these perspectives. But, when I do, I find God working in me in a redemptive way.
Meet Generation...Alpha

Meet Generation…Alpha

Generation Alpha, arguably too early to name and too early to designate, are those born beginning in 2010 (the same year Apple debuted the iPad).
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