Four Questions to Guide Creating a Global Missions Partnership

In my last article, I covered several important benefits for a local church entering into a global missions partnership with a missionary team overseas. Feel free to start there if you'd like. To be honest, when I first arrived in Houston, I quickly became convinced many of the churches in Houston cared little about international…

Five Local Church Benefits from Creating a Global Missions Partnership

Sending global missionaries is one of my favorite topics of conversation with pastors and church leaders. Having been an international missionary myself, it always does my heart good when a pastor or church leader starts asking questions about how to get engaged in the Great Commission overseas. In fact, I've been surprised in recent months…

Pastor, Develop a Fresh Missions Vision for the Year

This post originally ran at IMB.org on January 10, 2018. You can find the original post here. The beginning of a new year is an important time on the church calendar. If your church is like mine, as the years pass, well-meaning initiatives turn into traditions. Before you know it, you’ve spread yourself too thin.…

Nearsighted churches vs. farsighted churches

Eyeballs are fascinating. They take in all of this information around us and translate it into a vision that is meaningful. They give us the information we need to see the road ahead and watch out for hazards. They interpret our surroundings and show us the best ways to get somewhere. But sometimes, they don't…

Reactive to Proactive: How Your Church can get Serious about Sending Missionaries

Evangelicals have a rich history of sending missionaries. We have been doing it for more than 200 years. People volunteering to take the gospel to the nations has been a major part of our tradition ever since William Carey reminded us that the Great Commission still applied to churches today. In order to accomplish this…