Jon Deedrick

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Leverage Your Short-Term Mission Trips for Long-Term Goals

I’ve often wondered how the Apostle Paul would utilize modern technology in missions. Would he eagerly promote the short-term missions (STM) surge to the nations? While I’m confident he’d leverage global travel and communication technology for the gospel’s sake, just…

TGC National Conference 2019 – Interview with Jon Deedrick

At the 2019 The Gospel Coalition National Conference, Jon Deedrick sat down with Matt Smethurst in between plenary sessions to chat about encouraging trends in missions. During this conversation, Jon discusses what the Lord is doing around the world, as…

Open Letter to Student Missions Conference Attendees

Dear Brother or Sister, Last week, I had the joy of seeing several thousand students descend upon my city for Cross Conference. Perhaps you were among that group! Regardless, I’m thankful that you spent part of your Christmas holiday attending…

Thanking God for the Unseen Things

Thanksgiving is a natural time to take inventory of the last year, recounting all that God has tangibly done for us. If you’re like me, your mind migrates toward the obvious, seen gifts of physical provision, health, family, answers to…

Missions at a Glance: February 24

Missions at a Glance spotlights the past week’s articles and resources relating to global missions. We trust that it will encourage your faithful obedience to our King’s Commission. Cross 2016: Unreached People This provocative video from last year’s Cross Conference highlights cities around the…

Missions at a Glance: February 17

Missions at a Glance spotlights the past week’s articles and resources relating to global missions. We trust that it will encourage your faithful obedience to our King’s Commission. Be Patient, Missions Is Urgent While the gospel need is urgent around the world, Josh Manley…

Missions at a Glance: August 12

Missions at a Glance spotlights the past week’s articles and resources relating to global missions. We trust that it will encourage your faithful obedience to our King’s Commission. John Piper’s Prayer for a Family of Five On Sunday morning, July 31, Jamison and Kathryne Pals and…

Missions at a Glance: August 5

Missions at a Glance spotlights the past week’s articles and resources relating to global missions. We trust that it will encourage your faithful obedience to our King’s Commission. The Story of Iran’s Church in Two Sentences “Despite continued hostility from the late 1970s until now,…

Missions at a Glance: July 29

Missions at a Glance spotlights the past week’s articles and resources relating to global missions. We trust that it will encourage your faithful obedience to our King’s Commission. Four Biblical Foundations for Contextualization At 9Marks, Zane Pratt reminds us that contextualization does not just take place…

Missions at a Glance: July 8

Missions at a Glance spotlights the past week’s articles and resources relating to global missions. We trust that it will encourage your faithful obedience to our King’s Commission. Photography Pulitzer for Coverage of Refugee Crisis The New York Times and Thomson Reuters shared the Pulitzer Prize for…

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