By Bucky Elliott During a training and preparation visit this month in the Middle East, some of our Area Strategy Team leaders were invited by a local leader to participate in a baptism service for three new brothers who accepted Jesus during a National-to-National (N2N) evangelism project this past December. “[We] were privileged to share . . . read more
- Webinar: An Introduction to the Theology and Practice of Cross-Cultural RiskThu May 26 2022, 12:00pm EDT
- Pocket Guide to Being a Missions Pastor: 5 Things Every Missions Pastor Needs to KnowWed Jun 1 2022, 01:00pm EDT
- From Harlem to the World - the Local Church Mobilized for Global MissionsWed Aug 3 2022, 01:00pm EDT
- Innovation Leaders DiscussionMon Aug 8 2022, 01:00pm EDT
- Peer 2 Peer for Communications and Marketing Staff: Communications and the Mission of God: Aligning organizational communications with God's purposesThu Aug 18 2022, 01:00pm EDT
La asociación es algo que anhelamos, pero a menudo nos cuesta definirlo. Las iglesias y organizaciones de América del Norte están buscando asociarse con la comunidad global en grados cada vez mayores, pero la asociación es a menudo un término difícil de alcanzar que puede definirse de manera muy diferente según el contexto. En este nuevo Missiographic, hemos tratado de aclarar un modelo para examinar y definir nuestras asociaciones de América del Norte con la iglesia mundial.
Ultimately it is the church on the ground, the local community of believers, that is the critical expression of Christ’s love and power in the world. Made up of individuals who have personally placed their faith in Him, this bride of Christ must be the final basis for evaluating our efforts in evangelism. Scripture, early church history, examples of explosive growth of the church elsewhere, and often neglected media case histories all point to the fact that it is the local body of believers—living, working, and testifying together—that has been critical to the growth and multiplication of the Church.
Partnership is something we long for but often have a difficult time defining. North American churches and organizations are seeking to partner with the global community in ever increasing degrees, yet partnership is often a broad elusive term that can be defined very differently depending on the context.
Missiographic: North American Missionaries Serving Globally. As long as there are people with no access to the gospel we must continue to send those who will proclaim Christ to the nations.
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
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
This webinar shared results from a qualitative research study designed to understand trends and needs for North American workers living and serving in cultures other than their own. Results and implications were discussed on eight themes: candidate characteristics, training aspects, cross-cultural training needs, ministry training needs, missionary care needs, global missions efforts and needs, church . . . read more