In the realm of persuasion, we take great comfort in the concepts of friendship evangelism, friend raising (for missionary support), and modeling the Christian life for those around us. And yet we have this nagging feeling that we ought to be saying more.
- Webinar: Spiritual Direction: A Growing Practice in Missions and Member CareThu Aug 22 2019, 02:00 pm EDT - 03:15 pm EDT
- Webinar: Stewardship of Short-Term Missions with an Emphasis on DiscipleshipThu Aug 29 2019, 02:00 pm EDT - 03:15 pm EDT
- LeaderSHIFTs: Pursuing a Culture of Shared Leadership between Men and WomenMon Sep 16 2019, 12:00pm EDT - Tue Sep 17 2019, 12:00pm EDT
- Mission Leaders Conference 2019Thu Sep 19 2019, 2:00pm EDT - Sat Sep 21 2019, 12:00pm EDT
- Webinar: New Ways to Tell the Old StoryThu Oct 10 2019, 02:00 pm EDT - 03:15 pm EDT
We need to review how we recruit and send national workers.
The Bible and Spiritual Conflict: A demon behind every bush?
Christians have often assumed that evangelism means verbally sharing the entire saving gospel message with a person. But reading the Book of Acts, one finds that Paul used many methods to share the gospel with people.
In China, over the past two decades or so, we have witnessed God’s work among people who have remained faithful throughout some of the toughest trials in the 20th century.
China is an enchanting country, and a country ripe for the gospel, so foreign service organizations and mission groups continue to recruit people to go to China for ministry. But what kind?
Since 1981, when I first began to visit China on a regular basis, I endeavored to understand the political situation, to get the right perspective, and to see the total picture of the body of Christ.
From Central Asia, an evangelical missionary asks a Western parachurch agency for help. His problem: Whenever a Muslim converts to Christ, he or she is immediately set upon by Jehovah’s Witnesses bent on indoctrinating the new believer.
At 2:00 one morning in Jakarta, Indonesia, a mob of approximately 400 Muslims surrounded the house church of one of our church planters. When he peered out the window and saw threatening sticks and stones, machetes and torches, he knew why the unwelcome company was there.
The following two letters are important additions to the discussion of the last year concerning the use of foreign funds to support indigenous mission work.