Articles for Outreach & Missions

Articles for Outreach & Missions

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consumer mentality Care for your Community; Don’t Merely Consume From It

Care for Your Community; Don’t Merely Consume From It

As Christians, we should never approach our communities with a consumer mentality.
10 Things I Learned Leading a Church in Revitalization

10 Things I Learned Leading a Church in Revitalization

Most churches once served the community, but in the days of “build the program and they will come” many churches began to do everything in the building and neglected to get outside the walls of the church.
Gratitude: the Brain's Amazing Fertilizer

Gratitude: The Brain’s Amazing Fertilizer

Consider what science has discovered about the benefits of gratitude.
You Are Not Your Anxiety

You Are Not Your Anxiety

It doesn’t take much—just one thought—and the sickening feeling stabs my stomach. I am having an anxiety attack again.
What Is the Rapture? (1 Thessalonians 4)

What Is the Rapture? (1 Thessalonians 4)

What does Scripture tell us about the rapture? And why are there different theories surrounding it?
Biblical Strategies for Dealing with Anger

Biblical Strategies for Dealing With Anger

We might experience fierce indignation or a passion that boils up deep from within our souls. This may cause a disposition of agitation because something or someone is bothering us, which must be handled and responded to biblically.
6 Systems Every Executive Pastor Needs to Evaluate This Year

6 Systems Every Executive Pastor Needs to Evaluate This Year

The best executive pastors sit at the intersection of vision and reality. That is to say, they spend their time balancing the bright future of the church on one hand and the facts of where the church is today on the other.
can god trust you Does God Trust YOU?

Does God Trust YOU?

God gives us open-book tests, but we don’t know we have been examined until it is over. The point of these tests is to determine "Can God trust you?"
How Overcomers Think and Live

How Overcomers Think and Live

An overcomer disciplines his internal conversation toward a focus of praise to God. Discipline involves regulating your thinking and conduct by principle—not emotion, impulse or circumstances.
Africa, Animism, and the Dangers of the Prosperity Gospel

Africa, Animism and the Dangers of the Prosperity Gospel

Newer generations of Africans live in constant fear of the spirits of poverty, sickness, failure and depression. They seek out a “pastor” or a prophet or a bishop for some formula that may give them spiritual power for a breakthrough or a deliverance. This is the new animism of Africa.
does suicide send you to hell? Is Suicide an Unforgivable Sin?

Is Suicide an Unforgivable Sin?

For many of us, we’ve had a loved one or a friend’s loved one decide to end their life, and it has left us with many questions. For instance, does suicide send you to hell?
Ten Years from Now, How Secularism and Church Diversity Intersect

Ten Years From Now, How Secularism and Church Diversity Intersect

Globally speaking, the church is at a significant crossroads right now. We’re watching the geographical epicenter of our faith shift from its centuries-old epicenter in the West to the Global South
What Eugene Peterson Taught Me About Self-Protection

What Eugene Peterson Taught Me About Self-Protection

Deep within, we know that structure we build on the outside is protecting us only from what we need the most: the love of God, the communion of saints, the carrying of the cross. We are, in the end, protecting ourselves from blessing.
What Does It Mean to Be An “Unprofitable Servant”?

What Does It Mean to Be an “Unprofitable Servant”?

When Jesus said that we are unprofitable servants, He did not mean that our service is of no value.
What to Do When You Meet a Beggar

What to Do When You Meet a Beggar

A hand is outstretched before you. Do you put money in it or do you decline?
Filtering + Accountability + Humility: How to Protect You and Your Family from Internet Pornography

Filtering + Accountability + Humility: Protecting You and Your Family From Internet Pornography

Most of the conversations I have with men that go deep and personal pertain to lust and online pornography.
4 Ways to Involve Your Small Groups in the Great Commission

4 Ways to Involve Your Small Groups in the Great Commission

If you want your church to balance God’s purposes and grow in a healthy way, your small groups must lead the way.
How Do I Find The Will of God

How Do I Find the Will of God?

We focus far too much on how to build our own “little kingdom” and far too little on how to sacrificially contribute to the bigger mission of taking the Gospel to the ends of the Earth.
11 Strategies to Help You Leverage Christmas to Reach the Unchurched

11 Strategies to Help You Leverage Christmas to Reach the Unchurched

Christmas outreach could very well be the very best thing your church invests in this season.
Joshua Harris I Kissed Dating Goodbye

Read Joshua Harris’ Full Statement on ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’

Two years after starting to reevaluate the effect his best-selling book I Kissed Dating Goodbye had on a generation of Christians, Joshua Harris has come to a conclusion. It's not all good.
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