One challenge in ministry is the need to see immediate results. Many missionary biographies end with stories of a growing local church and lives being transformed by the word of God. But this book is the story of a strong commitment to Jesus Christ in the midst of obstacles and opposition.
Bernie Power’s stated goal in Challenging Islamic Traditions is to contrast al-Bukhari’s collection of the Hadith—a body of text that details the traditions of Muhammad and the early Islamic community—with the teaching of the Bible as well as norms from other societies.
Missio Nexus announces the February 2017 Global Issues Update: “Let’s Not Forget the Deaf” with Rob Myers of Door International. Complex global challenges impact Great Commission activities at every level. No matter how connected and motivated you are as an individual Christ-follower, church or mission leader, you can’t be an expert on everything. This edition . . . read more
As Mission Leaders you have lots of ongoing work on your plate, as well as challenges and limitations. You are not alone! In this leadership series Sherri Dodd, founder and executive director of Advance Global Coaching provides an interactive learning forum with special guests of other mission leaders and mission coaches to help you breathe . . . read more
The “insider movement” has received much attention in recent years and is often portrayed in ways that are polarized or misunderstood. Instead of repeating old arguments either for or against, this webinar will present a model for understanding the different layers of “insiderness” that followers of Jesus exhibit in their contexts today. Such a model . . . read more
Westerners can falsely think, “Honor-shame cultures don’t believe in right and wrong!” But honor-shame cultures do indeed have a sense of morality; their basis for ethics is communal and relational (not legal or abstract). This practical webinar examines (1) the biblical ethic for honor-shame cultures and (2) how Christian discipleship can foster genuine moral transformation . . . read more
From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is a cross cultural book. Scripture is full of narratives of God’s people crossing cultures in pursuit of God’s mission. Biblical texts shed light on mission dynamics: Sarah and Hagar functioning in an honor-shame culture, Moses as a multicultural leader, Ruth as a cross cultural conversion, David and Uriah . . . read more
The idea that one person’s “sexual liberty” trumps another’s religious freedom is prevalent. Focus groups are working diligently to challenge long-held Biblical standards about gender and sexuality. Many faith-based organizations are examining how they can protect themselves from potential problems due to some recent Supreme Court decisions. Short-term ministries are not exempt from this issue. . . . read more
Rethinking the Question “Who is a Missionary?” in Light of 21st Century Diaspora Realities, with Implications for its Missionaries, Churches and Mission Agencies Today Clearly God is at work in the movement of peoples from everywhere to everywhere in these first two decades of the 21st century. This new work requires all of us to . . . read more
Celebrate and sharpen your ministry’s impact through effective evaluation. Learn how to use four practical tools for evaluation (with minimal jargon). Discover how to meet the needs (and calm the fears) of funders, board and field leaders. Understand the essential building blocks of evaluation and the elements ministries should commit to doing in house. Take . . . read more