Personal evangelism? Yes, but it should be a group activity.

We must stop thinking of evangelism in individual terms. “Ideally evangelism is not something to be undertaken in isolation,” quip Chester and Timmis, and they are absolutely right. The work of engagement is best done in the context of community. The good news of the gospel informs us that God has created for himself a…

In the News: The Craziest Statistic You’ll Read About North American Missions

This is not a new article (it came out in 2013), but Christianity Today engages with some data published by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell. The article is titled, "The Craziest Statistic You'll Read About North American Missions." That may be an overstatement, but the article does point to some astonishing…

Working with internationals is a multi-faceted ministry

The word is getting out. Responsible churches are seeing the need to be involved in ministry to international peoples locally. After all, within one generation, the United States will be majority minority and most of the growth will be due to foreign-born peoples migrating to the US and raising families. It is an everyday occurrence…

The good news of community: Why do we dislike the church?

  People dislike the church. Not everyone, but enough people for me to write this post. And I am not talking about people who do not claim to be a part of a church. I do not expect people who are not Christians to be satisfied with the church. I expect people who do not…