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History of Christian Missions: An Introduction to the Scottish Revival

Much can be learned from studying the history of Christian Missions. We can learn about missions leadership, church-planting strategies, errors to avoid, the important of indigenization, and successful mobilization, to name a few topics. The history of Christian Missions is…

Report from Chazuta, Peru

It is not every day that my work feels significant. In day-to-day life, the ultimate meaning of my work often gets swallowed up in the details. A few weeks ago, I got to see first-hand how the work of Reaching…

I Want to Be Involved in Missions—Now What?

I recently spoke with a family that was considering devoting their life to missions. Among many questions, one of them asked, “How do we choose where to go, who to go with, and what type of ministry to do when…

Overcoming the Barriers to Healthy Missions: Expense & Distance

In cross-cultural contexts, missionaries must overcome a variety of obstacles before developing healthy, fruitful ministry. This is the third in our series of articles about these barriers and how to overcome them. If you have ever traveled, you know that…

Overcoming the Barriers to Healthy Missions: The Culture Barrier

In cross-cultural contexts, missionaries must overcome a variety of obstacles before developing healthy, fruitful ministry. We will spend several weeks sharing a series of articles about these barriers and how to overcome them. For me, it’s strange to think of…

Overcoming the Barriers to Healthy Missions: Language

In cross-cultural contexts, missionaries must overcome a variety of obstacles before developing healthy, fruitful ministry. We will spend several weeks sharing a series of articles about these barriers and how to overcome them.   LANGUAGE 日本語を理解しますか? ¿Hablas español? Let’s face…

How to Pray for the Persecuted Church

Since the day of Pentecost and the beginnings of the Church, persecution against the Church has been a reality. Stephen, the first martyr, was stoned to death for his bold proclamation of the gospel. The apostles were threatened not to…

Sola Gratia: the Gospel of Global Missions

In order to obey the unfinished task we received from our Master—to make disciples of all nations—we need a sola gratia gospel. The message that God saves by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone is the only gospel that brings people…

Sola Fide and the Mission of the Church

What is the Mission of the Church? Over the past several decades, this question has been a matter of considerable debate among Christians. Should the term “mission” be used exclusively to refer to the task of evangelism and disciple-making, or…

Sola Scriptura: the Foundation of Global Missions

Luther famously addressed the Diet of Worms in 1521, “My conscience is captive to the Word of God.” Indeed, central to the Reformation was the idea of sola scriptura, the idea that the Scriptures alone are authoritative and sufficient for…

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