Articles for Outreach & Missions

Articles for Outreach & Missions

Articles for outreach & missions help outreach leaders in churches face daunting cultural and leadership challenges. More than ever, outreach pastors need leadership resources and outreach resources to enable them to advance the gospel of Jesus in these challenging times. is dedicated to providing resources and information for every outreach pastor and leader. If you serve on a church staff as a leader of outreach ministries, you’ll find must-have outreach resources and connections to a community of outreach leaders for greater Kingdom impact worldwide. Outreach leaders from every denomination find articles for outreach & missions, encouragement, inspiration, teaching tips, and support they are looking for here at Join millions of leaders who look to us for resources and encouragement for church outreach leadership. Leading your outreach ministry is not only about teaching and building relationships, but it is also about your relationship with Jesus. You will also find inspiration, encouragement, and help to keep your relationship with God strong and vibrant.

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One of the Most Miserable Marriages Imaginable

If you’re single, don’t marry a contentious person. If you’re married and contentious, you need to kill this tendency before it kills your marriage.

Am I Really a Christian?

How do I know if I’m really a Christian? That’s an eternally important question, and yet, sadly, it’s one that many Christians struggle to answer.
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4 Reasons We Need a Marriage Series for Singles

The thought of a marriage series for singles might seem odd. Like most Christian single people, I was a huge fan of marriage. But I wasn’t married. I am still indebted to the people in my life who taught me about marriage before I ever entered into it.  
Two Complications to Know About the Coptic Church in Egypt

Two Complications to Know About the Coptic Church in Egypt

These two complications—faith and identity—pose the greatest contemporary obstacles for the Coptic Church in Egypt.
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Race Matters: Why We Must Send More Missionaries of Color

For the sake of the gospel, it's critical that we send more missionaries of color because race matters. But I only know one black missionary serving on the field today. Just one.
What Is the Gospel?

What Is the Gospel?

What is the gospel? It is not a basic truth from which we move on to deeper truths, but is the central truth from which all other truth flows.
5 Heartfelt Ways to Minister After a Miscarriage

5 Heartfelt Ways to Minister After a Miscarriage

As common as this kind of loss is, it is stunning how many well-meaning people have no idea how to best care for those who have lost an unborn baby. Here are a few tips for those interested in knowing helpful ways to care for a couple after a miscarriage.
dark night of the soul

Spiritual Depression: The Dark Night of the Soul

The dark night of the soul. This phenomenon describes a malady that the greatest of Christians have suffered from time to time. It was the malady that provoked David to soak his pillow with tears.
doubting God

How Doubting God Made My Faith Strong

Doubting God in the end made my faith strong. Here's why. Growing up, I loved God. And I loved my church. I could see God at work there, and I could see that I was part of that work, part of the community. And then I got to high school, where I learned about evolution for the first time.
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How Does Discipleship Work When Everyone’s So Busy?

With so much going on, in and around us, it’s a wonder we find time to even be with our families, let alone make time to make disciples! How does discipleship work when everyone is so busy?
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Baptism Around the World: Pools, Prisons, and Ponds [Photo Gallery]

Though our baptisms have great differences, the same God is glorified by the visible reminder that someone has gone from death to life and now lives in a restored relationship with him. Let’s take a look at baptism around the world and praise God for what he has accomplished.
before marriage

What I Wish I Had Known Before Marriage

Over the course of the last 17 years, I’ve come to realize there’s a whole lot I wished I’d known before I got married. This post could be a full book, but to keep it brief, here some of the most important things I’ve learned along the way.
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The Posture of Prayer: A Look at How Jews Pray

In Judaism, a prescribed prayer exists for literally everything—even a praise of thanksgiving for success in the bathroom. Jewish prayer accompanies life’s daily activities and defines the faithful’s relationship with God. Let's take a deeper look at how Jews pray.
Missionaries You Should Know: Elisabeth Elliot

Missionaries You Should Know: Elisabeth Elliot

Elisabeth Elliot was one of the most influential Christian women of the twentieth century. Her books were considered staples in many evangelical homes. Elisabeth Elliot shines as an example of a life well-lived for Christ, pointing others to Jesus and the life promised through the gospel.
Bible Verses About God's Care

15 Powerful Bible Verses About God’s Deep Personal Care for You

Do you ever feel like God is far off? Do you need Bible verses about God's care for you? That maybe he has forgotten about you? That he isn’t that involved in your life? Do you ever wonder if God really cares for you?

What You Can Learn From Paul About Obeying Your Vision

It appears, nothing can sway Paul from obeying his vision. Paul’s words, his demeanor and attitude proclaim loudly and clearly, “it is a privilege and honor for me to obey my vision, yesterday, today and tomorrow—it makes no difference whether I am a prisoner in chains, or not.”
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Faith Over Feelings: What Are You Led By?

What are you led by? What directs your decisions, actions, words, and thoughts? Is it your faith over feelings?
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I Toured the Tabernacle in Israel: Here’s What I Learned About Missions [Photo Gallery]

I recently toured a life-size replica of the tabernacle in the wilderness of southern Israel. Here is what I learned about missions. Enjoy this beautiful photo gallery.
go on the offensive

Christians, It’s Time to Go on the Offensive

Rather than battening down the hatches, therefore, we need to go on an evangelism offensive. The secular consensus is crumbling, and we must humbly make the most of every opportunity—in the dorm room, at the bus stop, or by the water cooler. But we need to raise our game.
All the Ways We Misunderstand Prayer

What Is Prayer? All the Ways We Misunderstand Prayer

What is prayer? We often misunderstand prayer. While prayer is more than casual conversation with our Creator, it’s far from twisting God’s arm to get what we want.

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Pastor Greg Laurie on Suicide: Hope Has the Last Word

Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship delivered a message Thursday at a special service remembering the life of Jarrid Wilson. While Laurie had a number of exhortations for his listeners, he especially emphasized the preeminence of Jesus.

New Podcasts

Tara Beth Leach: This Is How Your Preaching Can Thwart Consumerism

Tara Beth Leach believes it's all too easy for church to turn into, "Come, consume, and see the show." Tara Beth is an author, speaker and senior pastor, and this week on our podcast, she shares how pastors can counteract consumerism and help their members see themselves as the missional people of God.

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