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Jesus, the Missionary: Part 1

Last week, we introduced a new series on our blog: Jesus, the Missionary. Today, we’re sharing the first two key lessons we can learn from Jesus’ example.  Jesus had limits and knew what they were. What was that? Jesus had…

Jesus, the Missionary: Series Introduction

Missionaries spend much time thinking about strategies, opportunities, unreached people groups, unchurched communities, and unevangelized places. The burden of the missions call is overwhelming and the work is unending. Missionaries, as a natural part of their calling, are spending their…

5 Ways to Help Missionaries Get Ready to Go

Sending missionaries is a big task. Usually the majority of the details for deploying to the field fall to the missionary. This cannot be helped because family budgets, support-raising, and travel paperwork is very personal. Yet there remains much for…

Why Biblical Training for Women Around the World Matters

Reaching & Teaching is based on a foundational conviction: that the Church is both the means and the end of the Great Commission. In other words, it is only as churches around the world are strengthened that true disciples can…

Interview with Pastor Benjamin Munford

A few weeks ago, Reaching and Teaching was able to send a team to Monrovia, Liberia, where they taught through the second module of our curriculum. During their time there, one of our staff members sat down with Pastor Benjamin…

David Brainerd: A Weak Vessel Used in a Mighty Way

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On July 12, 1739, a 21-year-old man experienced the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Since it was the time of the First Great Awakening, this man was one of many in the American colonies who were experiencing a powerful movement…

Book Review: Evangelism as Exiles

As Christianity in the West begins to lose some of its cultural influence, many Christians are wringing their hands in fear or anxiety. These are new waters for those who have grown up where religion has played such a key…

The Role of Gospel Ministers

A reflection on 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:13 Knowing the role you play on a team is a key to success for your team. The closer shouldn’t start the game in baseball. The punter shouldn’t play quarterback. The same is true at…

The Cost of Discipleship

“The Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.’” (Matthew 16:24) Jesus spoke about how much it would cost a person to follow Him on several…

The Growth of Christianity & the Need for Pastoral Training

Here at Reaching and Teaching we are known for our emphasis on training pastors and church leaders. The need for such teaching is apparent. It is estimated that about 85% of the pastors in the world have little to no…

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