Articles for Outreach & Missions

Articles for Outreach & Missions

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The Difference Between Sunni and Shiite Muslims and Why It Matters

Lutherans and Baptists are basically the same. Wrong, and both groups would likely agree on that point. Neither is it true that all Muslims are...
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Pastor, ‘I’m Busy’ Is a Sad Excuse. Here’s Why

The one thing we want the most—strong relationships—demands us to give what we do not have—time. And not just the multi-tasking type of time...
Matthew 25 Challenge

Bring Scripture to Life For Your Entire Church

“Because of the Matthew 25 Challenge—because of the involvement of everybody in the church, we had 10 times as many people on that prayer walk than we ever had at the Saturday morning prayer meeting."
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The Secret Sins You Don’t Even Know You Are Committing

But what about the sins that aren’t always talked about in church or throughout our day-to-day Bible plans? These secret sins are just as important to avoid and be in prayer over!
What It Means to Love Jesus

What It Means to Love Jesus

We do love Jesus, right? We would love to express our love to Him in His own love language, right? So how do we know what would make Jesus feel loved? Thankfully, the Old and New Testaments provide clear answers to these questions.

How Christian Entrepreneurs Are Going to Change the World

Let me give you four ways we need Christian entrepreneurs to show up and be present…
10 Harsh Realities of Leadership I have Experienced

10 Harsh Realities of Leadership I Have Experienced

I love leadership. I feel called to it. I realize the need for good leadership, but the fact is leadership is hard. In my last...
Do You Read Your Bible Like Your Newsfeed?

Do You Read Your Bible Like Your Newsfeed?

My friends, your Bible is not your Facebook newsfeed. There is no option to click “See more stories like this” or “See less of that.”
Pete Buttigieg And The Quest For 'Progressive' Christianity

Pete Buttigieg and the Quest For ‘Progressive’ Christianity

The race for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States continues to intensify as energy builds from the almost weekly announcements of...

Offense and Bitterness

It doesn’t matter who we’re leading in the different seasons of our lives, there will always be opportunities for offense and bitterness to creep...

Seven Consequences for the Church Staff When the Pastor Leaves

About once a month, I am contacted by a person serving on a church staff voicing a similar concern. The pastor has retired, resigned...
4 Perils of a Competitive Church

4 Perils of a Competitive Church

If competing is defined as “striving to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others who are trying to do the same,” then there is no space in the local church for this attribute to mark our work.

5 Qualities Pastors Should Want in Their Church Staffs

Some things are no-brainers when evaluating your church staff: Spiritual maturity (person of prayer, biblical knowledge, compassion, etc…) Loyalty Commitment to your church’s mission...

The [Functional] Great Commission of Churches in North America

If we’re honest, it’s pretty easy to see the functional Great Commission in North America: Go into all the world and make more worship...
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9 Things I Will Teach My Kids About God

My wife and I still have many years of family discipleship, parenting experiences, failures, and victories ahead of us. However, there are a few things I’ve already decided I will make sure to teach them about God.
Infatuation and the Pitfall of Artificial Intimacy

Infatuation and the Pitfall of Artificial Intimacy

Artificial intimacy begins with the onset of infatuation, a “grab your brains with a vengeance” neurochemical reaction, which is notoriously short lived. But if you wake up to the sobering reality that you’ve existed on artificial compatibility, that doesn’t mean you can’t begin to build true intimacy.
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7 Threats From False Teachers

Costi Hinn knows from experience that false teachers and abusive leaders need to maintain their power. They use a series of threats to keep people quiet and in line.
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Help for Your Church to Navigate LGBTQ+ Issues with Grace & Truth With Caleb...

Thanks for joining in for the unSeminary podcast. We have a great conversation for you today with Caleb Kaltenbach, an author, former pastor and...
Why Church Planting Isn’t Changing Cities and One Thing That Will

Why Church Planting Isn’t Changing Cities and One Thing That Will

Why does unity in the citywide church matter? Because it matters to Jesus. And, because it works—cities change when churches work together.
Jesus' Family Tree

Jesus’ Family Tree

Matthew’s genealogy is a family tree of Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God incarnated as the Son of Man.
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