Articles for Outreach & Missions

Articles for Outreach & Missions

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Arbiter for the Poor: Rich Stearns and World Vision

After 25 years as a top executive in the corporate world, in 1998 Rich Stearns traded business trips to Milan and $1,000 dinners for...

A City Redeemed

Can my city be saved? More than ever before, pastors and ministry leaders are asking that question. Read how networks of churches and ministries...

Dr. David Platt: A Man of His Word

The second-youngest pastor on our Fastest-Growing Churches list, 29-year-old Dr. David Platt arrived at his first pastorate, 4,500-member The Church at Brook Hills (No....

God Came Down: An Interview with Rebecca Manley Pippert

Q: You’ve been known to say that looking at the life of Jesus is a “shortcut to evangelism.” What do you mean by that?In...

The Dish on Satellite Outreach

Today’s churches are serving up technology to reach targeted audiences.

Seeing, Hearing, Connecting: Multimedia in the Church

The lights fade in the sanctuary of Point of Grace Church, and the 12-by-9-foot video screen comes aflame with images from a high-powered projector...

Calling All Kids: Outreach Especially for Children

Is your church missing what George Barna calls the “greatest evangelistic window available?“Alert:Of the estimated 160 million Christians in America today, 70 percent of...

‘Wondered’ Into Someone's Heart Today?

In April 2003, National Public Radio aired a news story about a standoff between an angry mob of Iraqi Shiites and a heavily armored...

Welcome to PornSunday

The crowd is diverse on a recent Sunday morning at The People’s Church in Franklin, Tenn., full of unfamiliar faces not usually part of...

The Coming Multi-Site Church Revolution

On Sunday morning at Seacoast Church in Charleston, S.C. (seacoastchurch.org), a worship band launches into a hard-driving chorus while a video projects lyrics and...

Hope Again: Marriage Ministry

Kimberly Kirkland’s husband arrived home from work one evening in 1999 and announced, “I hate my life. I hate my wife. I hate my...

The Power of Alpha

An Alpha course brought 55-year-old Jim Geiger to church for the first time in years. He arrived at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Louisville,...

Small Church – Big Adventure

When Pattie Sewell, pastor of Green Ridge Presbyterian Church in Roanoke, Va. (greenridgepres.org), stopped one Sunday morning to talk to neighborhood children at their...

The American Church in Crisis

Attendance is down. The picture is bleak. New research reveals startling and sobering facts. What do they mean for you, your church and Christianity...

Common Size, Uncommon Impact

Thousands of small churches across the United States are changing the spiritual landscape around them in extraordinary ways. They’re thriving right where they’re at—not...

Cowboy Churches Wrangle Souls

Congregations like Texas’ no-frills Frontier Church offer a down-home approach to the Gospel In the famous words of cowboy legend Roy Rogers, “There are...

Starting Something: Some Advice

“If you build it, they will come.” That’s what Andrew Sears and I believed. We were two urban ministers who loved tech and wanted to...

Church in the City

Although they are different New York City churches with very different audiences, Redeemer Presbyterian and Infinity Church are part of the same multiplication equation...

Getting to Know Today’s Unchurched (part 2)

A few weeks ago, Mark and Julia saw a moving truck parked across the street from their house. The following day, they went to...
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