Articles for Outreach & Missions

Articles for Outreach & Missions

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ask a missionary

Ten Things That Your Missionary Will Not Tell You

Ask a missionary about some of these things sometime. You will not read about these challenges in the support letters you receive from your missionary friends.
Nehemiah 1

Stop Praying “Be With” Prayers (A Lesson From Nehemiah 1)

Stop praying fill in the blank prayers and start praying like Nehemiah did in Nehemiah 1 and the Apostle Paul did for the early church.
Hondurans

What Christians Might Not Know About the People of Honduras

I recently read an article about the violence toward women in Honduras. Having grown up in Honduras, I think articles like this are important; people need to understand the harsh realities of life for Hondurans, though it’s hard to put into words.
Financial Stress

7 Ways to Remove Financial Stress From Your Marriage

Financial pressure can certainly squeeze a husband and a wife in some very unique ways, and if the couple can’t find unity around a financial plan, money troubles can become a wedge that drives them apart.
church property

Feeling Stuck? An Invitation to Get Off Your Church Property

If you want to reach your city, you’ll need to step off your church property. Not all church leaders, however, have caught this “city gene.”...
prayer works

Why Christians Should Stop Saying “Prayer Works” (and 2 Other Things)

Most people who say "prayer works" really mean God did what they wanted him to do, as though God were a vending machine. We need to stop saying "prayer works," as well as a couple other things.
infidelity

5 Bad Habits That Could Lead to Infidelity

Are you practicing these unhealthy marriage habits?
Didache

A Plea to Return to Didache Christianity and Drop Our Talmudic Impulses

“There are two Ways, one of Life and one of Death, and there is a great difference between the two Ways.” Thus begins The Didache. This...
Nicene creed

The Missionary Motivation of the Nicene Creed

When most of us think about the early church creeds, mission doesn’t usually cross our minds. We may think of the creeds as boring theology...
bridge builder

Want to Be a Bridge Builder? Prepare to Get Walked On

Tim Keller once said about collaboration: “If you are a bridge, you will likely get walked on.” Bridges connect two disparate entities, but it...
posture of prayer

The Posture of Prayer: A Look at How Hindus Pray

This article about the posture of prayer originally appeared here and is part of a series entitled The Posture of Prayer, which takes a look at how people of different faiths pray. 
prayer request

When You Say You’ll Pray After a Prayer Request

We often say "I'll pray for you"—as a common and almost automatic response we give without even thinking. But then we go on our way and forget the prayer request altogether.
divine order

Can God Bring His Divine Order to Your Chaos?

Belief in a divine order spurred great scientists such as Einstein and Sir Isaac Newton to make the discoveries they did. What can God do in your life with this belief?
purpose of the church

5 Reasons the Church Is Not Irrelevant

There is a rising tide that the Church has lost its edge, and for some, even lost its way. In some cases, there is...
online ministry

This Is the First Generation With an Online Ministry Megaphone For Truth Plus Love

As an evangelist and the founder of Think Eternity, I find that a solid half of our ministry today is online ministry. So it’s...
healthy teams

Healthy & High Performing Teams with Lance Witt

Welcome to this week’s episode of the unSeminary podcast. We’re talking to Lance Witt, the founder of Replenish Ministries. Lance founded Replenish Ministries as a...
end of life

4 Principles for Making Critical End of Life Decisions

In my experience, I think most believers who are in end of life dilemmas or are thinking about them want to respond faithfully—we want...
big god

The Big God Behind Your ‘Small’ Ministry

Even though we serve a big God, it's possible to feel your "small" ministry isn't making much of a difference.
Making Quiet Time With God Relevant To Today

Making Quiet Time With God Relevant To Today

Often, we talk about our “Meeting with God” or “Quite time” as if it is unrelated to the rest of the busy day we are facing. We speak of it as reading, learning, or doing something altogether different than what would be pertinent to our day.

10 “Gouge Your Eyes Out” Strategies For Winning The Battle With Pornography

It is no secret the pornography is destroying marriages, families, and ministries. It’s also clear that Jesus told us to take drastic steps if...
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