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.…

Your Church’s Continued Responsibility for its Sent Ones

The following is another guest post by Meredith Cooper. Meredith has been researching the topic of member care for missionaries and recently presented her findings. I wanted you to get a chance to hear from her on the topic. Recently I presented a paper at a regional meeting of the Evangelical Missiological Society. In this…

It is Easier and Harder Than Ever to Be a Missionary

  Today is an interesting time for global missions. In many ways, it is easier than ever for us to get to the nations. Consider that early missionaries would travel on a dirty ship for two months through storms to get to their field, and then complain to me about the 2 hour delay on…

Sending Missionaries is More Than Putting Them on an Airplane

The following is a quote from Andrew Fuller reflecting on a conversation with William Carey: "Our undertaking to India really appeared to me, on its commencement, to be somewhat like a few men, who were deliberating about the importance of penetrating into a deep mine, which had never before been explored. We had no one…