Our transition back to the States has brought great challenges, but through them we have learned valuable lessons.
- Essentials for Fundraising and Development for Missions AgenciesThu Apr 22 2021, 01:00pm EDT
- Webinar: The Blessed Alliance—Men and Women Serving God TogetherThu Apr 22 2021, 02:00pm EDT
- Innovation Labs - Session 4Tue Apr 27 2021, 10:00am EDT
- Renew: CEO & Spouse RetreatTue May 4 2021, 03:00pm EDT
- Church Mission Leaders Peer 2 Peer: Diaspora Ministry and the Local ChurchWed May 12 2021, 01:00pm EDT
Acknowledging that the church is at the core of God’s current worldwide program is one thing; knowing how to see the church planted around the world is quite a different story.
“Expectations, expectations, expectations,” we tell our short-, medium- and long-term missionary candidates. Realistic expectations facilitate smoother transitions and generally make for happier missionary life.
Sharpe’s book is a critical assessment of the life and work of the Indian evangelist and missionary “Sadhu” Sundar Singh (1889-1929). This Sikh background believer came to Christ through a vision during his teenage years.
Missionaries’ relationships with their home churches have changed over the past few decades.
One might expect the biography of a mission administrator to be rather boring. Not so with this well-written volume from noted evangelical author Robert Niklaus. With energy, passion and candor, he tells the life story of one of the twentieth century’s great missionary statesmen, Dr. Louis L. King.
The Lord called us to Africa in the 1950s. Extensive cross-cultural ministry training served us well when we arrived in Kenya in 1966. But when we were set to furlough in the United States, no one suggested that we would suffer culture shock. After all, we were just returning home.
Those of us who have written countless newsletters have sometimes asked, “Does anyone really read this stuff?” Admittedly, the decision to read or not to read is a step supporters must make. Sandy Weyeneth’s new book, Writing Exceptional Missionary Newsletters, helps missionaries do their part by writing great newsletters supporters will want to read.
Back in September-October, 2004, I was fortunate to be among the delegates to the Lausanne Forum 2004 held in Pattaya, Thailand. This event, the 30th anniversary conference of the first Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization organized by Billy Graham, called together 1,530 men and women from 130 countries.
Defensive about your whiteness? Cringe at the phrase “dead, white males”? This book would have been absurd thirty-five years ago. Now it puts a face to white pain—like the pain of the woman told that she could not speak in a Latin American studies class due to her whiteness.