Articles for Outreach & Missions

Articles for Outreach & Missions

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6 High-Impact Mother's Day Outreach Ideas

6 High-Impact Mother’s Day Outreach Ideas

Whatever you do, honor mothers in the best way possible—by helping those they love come to know Jesus.
jesus knows

You’re Not Alone: 7 Struggles That Jesus Can Identify With

The truth is, if there’s anybody who can understand what you’re going through, it’s Jesus. Let’s take a look at some examples of why Jesus knows everything that's going on with you.

5 Questions About Invitability and Its Impact on Your Church

The difference between churches that are growing and those that aren’t is prevailing churches enable their people to invite friends to church. Growing churches are...
Slow and Steady Wins the Church Growth Race

Slow and Steady Wins the Church Growth Race

Here are a few dangers to consider when experiencing fast church growth.
Distracted by Porn, Weed, Fortnite, and Social Media…

Distracted by Porn, Weed, Fortnite and Social Media…

Are you proactively initiating meaningful conversations about these four potent distractions?
Missionaries You Should Know: Samuel Zwemer

Missionaries You Should Know: Samuel Zwemer

Samuel Zwemer contributed more to mission work among Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa than perhaps any other individual in history.

12 Random Questions I Would Like to Ask Pastors

What’s your least favorite part of doing pastoral ministry? For me, I think it’s having confrontational meetings—even though I know they’re necessary at times.
Artificial Intelligence and Pastors

AI Is OK (Sort Of)

I, for one, welcome our robot overlords. Not really. But the technological revolution about to shake the world has a great deal of good...

You Believe the Prosperity Gospel

You believe the prosperity gospel. We all do, actually. Or, at least, we all believe some version of it at various points in our lives....

Prison: Fixing the Revolving Door

Healthy communities produce healthy offspring. By developing vibrant, hospitable, engaged communities, we replace the revolving door with a wide open door of opportunity. One neighborhood at a time.
Elisabeth Elliot

Elisabeth Elliot: Just Do the Next Thing

This advice from Elisabeth Elliot took me through numerous trials and countless days when I felt inundated and didn’t know what to do. Here's what you should know about doing the next thing.
5 Suggestions for Adding Structure to a Growing Organization

5 Suggestions for Adding Structure to a Growing Organization

I think there is value in unstructured growth. We shouldn’t be afraid of growth we cannot understand. It’s messier, harder to contain, even uncomfortable...
Creative Soul

Keeping the Creative Soul Pure

Nothing, I have found, murders the creative impulse in me quite like a lack of gratitude.
I surrender

I Surrender

I have just completed my final Easter experience with my Cross Church Family. This past weekend was very difficult for me personally. After 33...
After Jim Elliott—the Good, Bad and the Ugly

After Jim Elliot—the Good, Bad and the Ugly

Decades after their murder at the hands of an Amazon tribe, the legend of these five martyrs—Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Pete Fleming, Roger Youderian and Ed McCully—continues to inspire.
Body, Mind, and Soul

3 Ways to Evaluate Your Body, Mind, and Soul

Is there anything that is currently with your body, soul or relationships that hurts.

Criticism: How to Handle Your Critics Like a Pro

So you signed up for leadership, but you didn’t really sign up for all the criticism that came with it, did you? And yet here...
mutual fund faith

Do You Have a Mutual Fund Faith?

When God promised to make Abraham the father of a great nation, there were a lot of discouraging things Abraham could have thought about...
team's engagement

7 Critical Conversations That Will Boost Your Team’s Engagement

One of your most important jobs as a church leader isn’t casting vision—it’s creating clarity. People (even good people) naturally drift away from what’s most...
Sign Language

Three Reasons the Deaf Need Scripture in Sign Language

Throughout the world, there are over two hundred sign languages, each with its own signs and rules.

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Moviegoers in Canada will not currently be able to see the movie Unplanned in theaters. Three of the nation’s largest distributors have rejected the film, meaning it cannot even receive a rating.

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Anthony Thompson: What Happened When I Forgave My Wife’s Murderer

The Emanuel AME church shooting cut short the lives of nine people. Rev. Anthony Thompson lost his wife, Myra. He was also the first to publicly offer the shooter, Dylann Roof, forgiveness.