Articles for Outreach & Missions

Articles for Outreach & Missions

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"Oh, and I'm Bisexual"

“Oh, and I’m Bisexual”

It’s hard to introduce people to Jesus when they don’t even want to talk with us in the first place. Are you ready for these kinds of conversations?
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3 Times Jesus Modeled How We Should Treat Sinners

"We need both gentleness and holy truth."
Are You Willing to Face Danger for God's Work?

Are You Willing to Face Danger for God’s Work?

Doing justice is God’s love in action, whatever the danger it presents.
A Safe Place for Victims of Abuse

A Safe Place for Victims of Abuse

Too often, victims suffer more from their faith community’s ignorance, lack of empathy and the rush to quickly fix things, leaving deep and lasting wounds to someone already hurting.

Stay the Course: Keeping a Church Evangelistically Focused After the Launch

The marathon comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger who was sent from the Battle of Marathon to Athens—26 miles away—to inform the Greeks...
Why the Gospel Teaches the Opposite of Religion

Gospel and Religion: Why the Gospel Teaches the Opposite of Religion

Religion can turn you into a really bad person. Believe it or not, Bill Maher, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and the Apostle Paul agree...
Are You Willing to Face Danger for God's Work?

Why Churches Should Visit Their Missionaries

Long-term missionaries need you, beyond just your monthly check and prayer. They need you to visit them. Here are some reasons why.
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7 Things Bad Leaders Say to Themselves and to Their Team

Leadership is difficult—you have to overcome obstacles that non-leaders never tackle, AND you have to then lead other people through them. It's important we're aware of what bad leaders say to themselves matters so that we can avoid these habits ourselves.
Why Are People Less Interested in Attending Your Church?

Why Are People Less Interested in Attending Your Church?

What’s extraordinary today will feel ordinary over time. The employees at Disney suffer from this law. People who live at the beach suffer from this reality. And so do the people attending your church.

Temptation: Helping People Change Their Autopilot

We’re all tempted by something. It’s proof of being alive. If you’re not tempted, you’re not breathing. So the question isn’t, “Are you tempted?” The...
What Does It Mean to Carry Your Cross?

What Does It Mean to Carry Your Cross?

Following Jesus means to walk in His footsteps. It means to take upon yourself His purpose and mission in the world. It means braving the dangers of an evil world for the sake of an unbendable love for God and for people
Missionaries You Should Know: Betsey Stockton

Missionaries You Should Know: Betsey Stockton

Betsey Stockton, the first single woman missionary in the modern mission era, was born in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1798.
Cut Off Your Hand: How Far Will You Go To Save Your Soul

Cut Off Your Hand: How Far Will You Go to Save Your Soul

Losing a sense of God’s holiness is the first warning sign of entering a spiritually dangerous place.
Take it From Someone Who Reported Abuse in the Church: Get Outside Help

Take It From Someone Who Reported Abuse in the Church: Get Outside Help

Abuse victims are fed up with churches that continually miss opportunities to side with the oppressed and instead choose to publicly defend and support the oppressors.
Practice the Pause

Practice the Pause

Practicing the pause is something I often forget to do. I react too quick, I jump to conclusions, I panic before knowledge of the whole situation…
6 Reasons Why Sexual Predators Target Churches

6 Reasons Why Sexual Predators Target Churches

"In the mind of a predator, a church offers a compelling target and, too often, an easy target."
On Hearing God's Voice and Listening to Your Gut

When Hearing God’s Voice Is “Listening to Your Gut”

A God-conscious lifestyle is one that delights in the smallest of touches or impressions.
Why I Take Abortion Seriously and So Should You

Why I Take Abortion Seriously and So Should You

Abortion continues to be a horrific travesty that has ended tens of millions of lives in the United States
7 Promises God Gives People Who Tithe

7 Promises God Gives People Who Tithe

'Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,’ says the Lord of hosts.
Amy Carmichael’s Secret to Fighting Discouragement

Amy Carmichael’s Secret to Fighting Discouragement

Discouragement can be a crippling form of soul sickness. It stalks those who serve in hard places and in unyielding spiritual environments.
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