FTC.co asks Paul Chitwood, current President of the International Mission Board, “Outside of praying and giving financially, is there anything else local churches can do to support missionaries?”
During my college years I traveled extensively, as a result I experienced a variety of cultures. The hospitality of Egypt, with cups full of Maghrebi, mint tea heavily laden with sugar; or the extended Italian meals that feature aperitivo, first and second Piatti, followed by a strong digestivo. I danced with Malawians at the celebration […]
God doesn’t only care for those overseas, after all, for there is no such thing as “overseas” to Him. All seas, souls, and lands are His, and He cares greatly for all peoples.
I have some bad news about your dreams of being an effective disciple-maker among the least-reached. The bad news is this: The messenger is the message, so you won’t be an effective translator of the gospel in a new culture until you translate yourself. And that process is painful. Here’s what I mean. Many people […]
FTC.co asks Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board, “What are some helpful questions to ask if someone is sensing a call to go overseas?”
Every obedient believer knows what it is to ask, ‘Can anything good come from this?’ The path to the throne room of Jesus is stained with blood, smells like sweat, and tastes like tears.
Unbelievers will not leave behind families, religions, or political allegiances for generic theism, nor for a merely human Jesus who teaches new moral maxims and little else. We must allow our theology of conversion to inform our missiology.
Godly touch is safe and selfless. It intends to give rather than take. It gives unconditional love, value, and comfort. It is transformative and healing.
The relationship between theology and mission goes two ways. Just as good missiology must be rooted in theology, good theology must produce missions.
We all have a part of the mission. You can be a light in the darkness.