I am a third-generation missionary. My grandmother rode yaks in Tibet. And my mother rode jeeps in Indonesia. Missions is in my blood, a heritage I wish to pass on to my three daughters. Women did as much, went as far, and died on the fields as often as their male missionary peers.
- Church and Agency Partnerships: Ingredients for Meaningful and Effective MinistryWed Aug 4 2021, 01:00pm EDT
- Pipeline Consultation on Candidate AssessmentThu Aug 5 2021, 02:00pm EDT
- Webinar: Member Care: Coming Attractions: Sunshine and StormThu Aug 12 2021, 12:00pm EDT
- Mobilizing the Next GenerationThu Aug 12 2021, 01:00pm EDT
- Webinar: Women in the Mission of the ChurchThu Aug 26 2021, 02:00pm EDT
A neutral term I have coined, “missiocracy,” means simply the rule or governance of missions.
Hats off to the World Evangelical Fellowship for mobilizing evangelical churches the world over to pray for persecuted Christians. Last September 29, according to WEF estimates, Christians in some 150,000 churches from 117 countries rose up to pray for their persecuted brothers and sisters.
Balancing family and ministry is a continual challenge for all married missionaries (men, too!). For me, two things have been key—priorities and discipline.
The process of understanding the differences between missionary generations and identifying the changes that the Boomers and Busters have encouraged yields several recommendations for the missions community.
Are you a missionary, a mom, a wife, a teacher, or what?” This was a fairly routine question as we traveled widely to minister in churches around the U.S.
Have you ever walked into a Christian bookstore and felt overwhelmed by the number of interesting books that you would like to read? We sure have. In fact, this past year alone an estimated 24,000 new Christian titles were published around the world (Barrett, 1995).
Jews who believe in Jesus have been the perennial Rodney Dangerfields of evangelical Christianity—they get no respect. Their nonbelieving Jewish brethren have long denied their very existence. In recent years, as their growing numbers have been impossible to deny, they have been excoriated as Jewish heretics.
Cuba is the only country in the Western Hemisphere closed to resident foreign missionaries.
Field-based research on Venezuelan cultural presuppositions.