Mike Pettengill

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Pluralism in Missions: Compassionate or Damning?

Guest article by Mike Pettengill  Is there only one true track that directs man to God? Or do many paths lead explorers up the mountain where they all reach the top, no matter the route they take? The biblical beliefs…

A Missions Preview: Jesus Sends His Twelve Apostles

Guest Article by Mike Pettengill Jesus’ twelve disciples had studied at the feet of the Master. They had followed and learned from him. The Twelve were not always together at Jesus’ side. Some tended to homes and families. In fact,…

9 Ways to Teach Missions to Kids in Your Church

Guest article by Mike Pettengill Scripture is clear when it explains God’s desire for his church to participate in global evangelism (Matt 28:18-20, Acts 1:8). Scripture is equally clear in explaining God’s desire for his people to train up their children…

The Hardest Job in Missions

Guest article by Mike Pettengill  The most complicated position on the mission field is not the church planter, teacher, or Bible translator. Indeed, the most conflicted calling on the mission field belongs to the missionary mother and wife. It is…

Missionary, Care for Yourself

Guest article by Mike Pettengill  Most missionaries are struggling. They battle emotional, physical and spiritual battles while on the field. Due to the fact they want to appear like a missionary worthy of support, they typically hide their pain and…

Be Gone, Perfect Missionary!

Guest article by Mike Pettengill, missionary to Equatorial Guinea  Like Dr. Frankenstein, I have occasionally tried to assemble the perfect missionary from spare parts. Unlike the good doctor, I have only ever tried this experiment in my mind.  What does…

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