Resources on Missions

Apr 26, 2017

You Can't Love Missions Without Loving the Local Church by Caleb Greggsen

Imagine what could happen if your church started sending overseas those members who love and serve the church best.

Nov 1

Won’t You Be My (Muslim) Neighbor?

A Review of Fries’ and Whitfield’s “Islam and North America”

Muslims in our country and abroad need the gospel of Christ. We need to preach it to them; we need to be their neighbors in the utmost way. This is exactly what Micah Fries and Keith Whitfield seek to show in their edited work, Islam and North America: Loving Our Muslim Neighbors.

Nov 9

Why We Don’t Send More Missionaries by Alex Kocman

If we are talking about the gospel in such a way that doesn’t ever make people want to go, we’re doing it wrong.

Jun 20

Who Are The 'Nations'? by Jason G. Duesing

Jesus Christ is the hope of all nations and from the nations he will gather his people.

Jun 1, 2017

The Orphan, the Church, and the Pastor

The Logic of William Carey and the Orphan-Care Crisis

In aiming to exemplify hospitality to orphans, pastors are given the unique opportunity of leveraging their influence to fulfill James's biblical ideal of pure and undefiled religion.

Jan 30

The Lord's Power in Kingdom Advance by Steve Burchett

Missionaries feel their inadequacies daily and need reminded that the Lord they serve is omnipotent.

Jun 18

The Local Church and Its Role in Missions by Kaylee Freeman

We must be willing to be sent if that is God’s will for us, and if not, to give our lives to sending those whom God has called to go. 

May 18, 2015

The Gospel On A Houseboat by Jason G. Duesing

In this missionary context where daily they see a lost world, the pursuit of sin and error, it is easy to forget that we who are in Christ, were once just as lost.

May 29

The Foolish Quest for a “Silver Bullet” in Global Missions by Steve Jennings

There is a madness in missions driven by one ultimate question: “Does it work?”

Nov 14, 2014

The 21st Century Missionary by Robin D. Hadaway

What is it really like on the mission field? What is it that a missionary actually does (or should do) on the mission field? Sometimes we have a mistaken idea of missionary life. We might think missionary families are surrounded by wild animals or are in danger from hostile tribes. This is not usually the case but… We were in language school in Kenya in preparation to go to Tanzania…

Dec 5

Reflections on the Death of John Allen Chau by Scott Dunford

Christ’s mandate to go does not give license to recklessness any more than our culture’s disapproval gives permission to disobedience.

Apr 10, 2017

Raising Expectations for Young Believers by Erik Odegard

These young believers possessed a demonstrable commitment to personal and corporate growth in their walks with Christ.

May 17, 2017

On Your Knees: Missions Work Thousands of Miles Away by Steve Burchett

Powerful preaching and fruitful ministry on the mission field depend on the prayers of God’s people.

Feb 25, 2016

Leverage Your Life for the Nations by Michael Abraham

We cannot sit idly by in our churches while 6,000 people groups making up over 2.9 billion people have never even heard the gospel.

Oct 26

From the Mundane to Martyrdom

The Unsung Missionary Story of Karen Watson

By and large, you’d be hard-pressed to find a missionary who used his last words to show regret. 

Jun 15, 2016

Four Traps That Kill Mission by Aaron Morrow

Trap #1: Separating From Non-Christians Like a Pharisee

The Pharisees were a very conservative group that was extremely committed to being holy and uncorrupted by the world. They were also very critical and judgmental towards non-Christians3 because they didn’t think non- Christians were as committed to following God as they were. And they were convinced that one of the easiest ways to be polluted by the world was…

Nov 16, 2015

Dear Church, Missions Is Not For Your Own Discipleship by Alison Whitely

I have heard mission agencies, pastors and parents say, “We pray that our people (or students) will be changed” by going on this trip. Their goal in missions is to make us more “thankful for what we have" and to disciple the short-term missionaries. But here’s the deal folks: People around the world are not tourist attractions.

Aug 15

Cross-Cultural Church Planting: A Plea From A Missionary by Alex Hawke

This must humble us. In many parts of the world, believers have shed their blood for the cause of Christ or suffer for their faith in ways we never will.

Sep 7, 2016

A Story of Faithfulness in the Middle East by Anonymous

The glory of the Lord fills the earth like the water covers the sea, and I’m convinced that soon Arabs will confess with their mouths, believe in their hearts, and find salvation in our gracious King.

Nov 22, 2017

A Call for Patient Evangelism by Caleb Greggsen

Do you find yourself chasing after silver-bullet plans to bring people into your doors? 

Oct 17, 2017

7 Ways Short-Term Mission Trips Are Helpful by Adam McClendon

Short-term mission trips remind us of the beauty and granduer of the kingdom that awaits all who are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.