Articles for Outreach & Missions

Articles for Outreach & Missions

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Has Self-Obsession Hurt Your Marriage?

Has Self-Obsession Hurt Your Marriage?

“Trying to live with somebody else and putting their needs first is more difficult when you have been raised to put yourself first,”
6 Reasons Christians Need to Learn to Lament

6 Reasons Christians Need to Learn to Lament

Lament should be your prayer when grief—of any kind—becomes a part of your life.
discipleship group

Why Discipleship Is Best Done in Groups (Not One-on-One)

I think discipleship is better done in groups, where several people gather to meet with a leader to walk through the discipleship process. This makes a lot of sense when you look at how Jesus does discipleship in the Bible.
A Church for the Nones

A Church for the Nones, the Dones and the Undones

The first rule of thumb of church planting: Whatever you do to bring people into the facility must be maintained or they will end up leaving church as fast as they came.
Average People

God Loves to Use Average People

That moment radically altered my perception of who God was and who He had made me to be. I sobbed with relief and gratitude; my long search for identity and purpose had found an answer. It was God who had chosen me to be an average, ordinary woman.
kingdom of God

Signs You Are Living in Your Own Kingdom (and Not the Kingdom of God)

How do you know if you are building your own kingdom and asking God to be a part of it instead of actually building God's kingdom? I believe there are a few questions we need to ask to see whose kingdom we are building.
The Best Marriage Advice We've Ever Heard

The Best Marriage Advice We’ve Ever Heard

Choose to love each other even in those moments when you struggle to like each other. Love is a commitment, not just a feeling.
live on mission

To Live on Mission Will Never Fit Into Your Schedule. Try It Anyway.

Mission will never fit into your busy schedule. The key is learning to live your whole life as mission, and seeing where that decision takes you and how it shapes your schedule.
does God Forgive Adultery

How to Forgive Adultery

If you've ever wondered, "Does God forgive adultery?" there's no question that the answer is, "Yes." But the divine command to forgive does not mitigate the emotional difficulty. Forgiveness is hard. With that being said, here's how to forgive adultery.
Andy Stanley

Irresistible Dialogue: Andy Stanley and J.D. Greear—Part 1

Background: Over the last couple months, pastor and author J.D. Greear finished writing a review of the new and much-discussed book Irresistible by pastor...
Global Missions

Global Missions Throughout the Bible: Jeremiah

Jeremiah’s prophecy displays God’s global redemptive mission from beginning to end.
Mission Field

4 Lessons From My First 5 Years on the Mission Field

I’m sharing four missionary lessons I’ve learned along the way.
A Counterintuitive View of Multiple Campuses and Sudden Pastoral Transitions

A Counterintuitive View of Multiple Campuses and Sudden Pastoral Transitions

I realize there are other arguments, often theological, against a church having multiple campuses, but one of the most practical arguments has essentially been: “Multiple campuses extends a leader’s personality in an unsustainable way and builds a ministry around one communicator on a screen.”
Nominalism Living in a (Nominal) Religious Context

Living in a (Nominal) Religious Context

Living in such a nominal religious context presents some dangers, difficulties, and directives for believers who are passionately committed to king Jesus.
The Allure of Buddhism

The Allure of Buddhism

Hinduism marks the philosophy of everything from The Matrix to Star Wars. But Buddhism is what we increasingly practice. Or, more to the point, pray.
Sexual Abuse?

Does Theology Cause Sexual Abuse?

In the past several years, as horrifying revelations about sexual abuse in church contexts have rocked congregations, denominations and ministries, many are wondering what role the theological convictions and church structures of the various groups involved have played.
Leadership Lessons

10 Leadership Lessons from Google for Your Church

Google is by far one of the most prevailing organizations of all time. Beyond their amazing technological insights and excellent execution, Google is a leadership...
Easter Impact

30 Ideas for Your Church’s Easter Impact

With some pre-planning, you can improve your odds of getting back the people who otherwise you might not see again for another year.

The Painful Part of Wholeness

Pain is not the end of the Christian story. But it is a powerful character in our present chapters.
Mission Field

How the Local Church Can Prepare Single Women for the Mission Field

“Intentional discipleship works two ways: it equips the woman who is going while simultaneously fostering an ethos of mission and responsibility in the women who stay.”

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Rachel Held Evans Needs Your Prayers, Not Your Disclaimers

Many evangelical leaders are chiming in about Rachel Held Evans' medical condition. The message is simple: She needs your prayers, not your disclaimers.

New Podcasts

Kara Powell: Teens Want Faith, Not Church

Kara Powell of the Fuller Youth Institute addresses parents' concerns over teens leaving the church. Powell says what may seem like a teen turning from faith may actually be a young person turning from forms of church that make sense to the parent, but not the child.