Articles for Outreach & Missions

Articles for Outreach & Missions

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Signs You Are Living in Your Own Kingdom (and Not the Kingdom of God)

How do you know if you are building your own kingdom and asking God to be a part of it instead of actually building God's kingdom? I believe there are a few questions we need to ask to see whose kingdom we are building.
The Best Marriage Advice We've Ever Heard

The Best Marriage Advice We’ve Ever Heard

Choose to love each other even in those moments when you struggle to like each other. Love is a commitment, not just a feeling.
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To Live on Mission Will Never Fit Into Your Schedule. Try It Anyway.

Mission will never fit into your busy schedule. The key is learning to live your whole life as mission, and seeing where that decision takes you and how it shapes your schedule.
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How to Forgive Adultery

If you've ever wondered, "Does God forgive adultery?" there's no question that the answer is, "Yes." But the divine command to forgive does not mitigate the emotional difficulty. Forgiveness is hard. With that being said, here's how to forgive adultery.
Andy Stanley

Irresistible Dialogue: Andy Stanley and J.D. Greear—Part 1

Background: Over the last couple months, pastor and author J.D. Greear finished writing a review of the new and much-discussed book Irresistible by pastor...
Global Missions

Global Missions Throughout the Bible: Jeremiah

Jeremiah’s prophecy displays God’s global redemptive mission from beginning to end.
A Counterintuitive View of Multiple Campuses and Sudden Pastoral Transitions

A Counterintuitive View of Multiple Campuses and Sudden Pastoral Transitions

I realize there are other arguments, often theological, against a church having multiple campuses, but one of the most practical arguments has essentially been: “Multiple campuses extends a leader’s personality in an unsustainable way and builds a ministry around one communicator on a screen.”
Nominalism Living in a (Nominal) Religious Context

Living in a (Nominal) Religious Context

Living in such a nominal religious context presents some dangers, difficulties, and directives for believers who are passionately committed to king Jesus.
The Allure of Buddhism

The Allure of Buddhism

Hinduism marks the philosophy of everything from The Matrix to Star Wars. But Buddhism is what we increasingly practice. Or, more to the point, pray.
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Does Theology Cause Sexual Abuse?

In the past several years, as horrifying revelations about sexual abuse in church contexts have rocked congregations, denominations and ministries, many are wondering what role the theological convictions and church structures of the various groups involved have played.
Leadership Lessons

10 Leadership Lessons from Google for Your Church

Google is by far one of the most prevailing organizations of all time. Beyond their amazing technological insights and excellent execution, Google is a leadership...
Easter Impact

30 Ideas for Your Church’s Easter Impact

With some pre-planning, you can improve your odds of getting back the people who otherwise you might not see again for another year.

The Painful Part of Wholeness

Pain is not the end of the Christian story. But it is a powerful character in our present chapters.
Mission Field

How the Local Church Can Prepare Single Women for the Mission Field

“Intentional discipleship works two ways: it equips the woman who is going while simultaneously fostering an ethos of mission and responsibility in the women who stay.”
Leadership Pipeline

How to Stack Your Leadership Pipeline With Your Best Volunteers and Team Members

Wherever I talk to leaders, they tell me one of their top challenges is finding enough people for their teams, particularly volunteers. Then—usually within minutes—they...
Rolling with Resistance

Conversations With Someone Not Ready to Change: Rolling With Resistance

Going directly after the problem with someone who doesn’t want to change only creates more resistance.
Jim Elliot

The Missionary Legacy of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot

As my father wrote, “Lord, make my way prosperous not that I achieve high station, but that my life be an exhibit to the value of knowing God.”
Refocus Your Life

10 Questions to Refocus Your Life

Here are 10 questions I use to refocus my life each month during my monthly prayer and planning retreats in the mountains.
The Paradox of Investing in Others: How Passing the Torch Makes You Burn More Brightly

The Paradox of Investing in Others: How Passing the Torch Makes You Burn More...

Contrary to the belief that “You’re going to work yourself out of a job,” the exact opposite is true in the Kingdom of God. In fact, the more that you take the time to invest in those around you and help train them to be successful, the more your job security increases.
God Remembers the Barren

God Remembers the Barren and So Should the Church

God enables seven women whom the Bible describes as “barren” to conceive for His divine purposes: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Samson’s mother, Hannah, the Shunammite woman in 2 Kings and Elizabeth.

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Israel Folau Sacked for Expressing Beliefs on Homosexuality

The highest-paid rugby player in Australia has been fired after posting controversial statements about homosexuality on his social media accounts. Israel Folau claims he was simply quoting the Bible.

New Podcasts

Sam Allberry: You Don’t Have to Be Married to Minister

On the topic of singleness, Sam Allberry says most in the church would be happy to have Paul as their apostle, but not necessarily as their pastor. Join us as we talk to Sam about does and does not qualify someone for ministry.