Motivating people to change behavior is difficult. We hang tenaciously onto habits because they have deep roots in our cultural values and beliefs.
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In 1900, two-thirds of the missionaries serving in China were women. Not Less Than Everything by Valerie Griffiths details the stories of such women, mostly serving with the China Inland Mission, who took the gospel message to China from the 1820s to the mid-1900s.
Most short-term medical missions today are using massive amounts of resources. And yet, people are still living in unsanitary conditions and having to deal with preventable diseases.
Intentional mission activity has been done among Buddhists since Xavier in the sixteenth century. Yet little fruit have come from these efforts.
What is development? The question was raised in a letter from several missionary colleagues I had recruited for Leadership Education And Development (LEAD), a program I was starting.
A follow-up to the authors’ Missional Church (1998), a general study of missional congregations, the present work focuses on nine groups that are divided into eight patterns of missional faithfulness in church life.
Paul and Dale Stock were born and grew up in Pakistan. Their parents, Fred and Margie Stock, have been serving in Pakistan for nearly fifty years.
Whether in a post-modern setting, a non-Western urban context or among an unreached people group, music serves as a focal point within Christian churches.
Although Christian mission may seem easily definable, there is a growing divide among evangelicals today regarding the fundamental meaning, role and purpose of this mission.
Consider the following idea from a young person interested in overseas missions: “Maybe there would be merit in removing the categorical labels of ‘short-term’ and ‘long-term’ and instead embracing those who are interested and committed, and giving them tools to help them on whatever journey they are going.”