What is it going to take for Christianity to sweep across the world?
A lot of people? A lot of resources? A lot of faith?
Take a look at Ed Stetzer's article on Christianity Today's The Exchange that outlines the top 10 characteristics needed to see thousands of churches planted across the globe. Full article is available at the button below.
What do you think is included in that top 10? Give your thoughts by commenting below.
Have you ever explored using BAM (Business As Mission) principles overseas? How can you most effectively set up a business to be sustainable and create impact? What are the negative ramifications of setting up a business improperly or in a less strategic way?
Take a look at this article that Capin Crouse published by Nicholas R. Morgan from The Evangelical Alliance Mission/TEAM, outlining the missiological, cultural, and legal implications of setting up missional business ventures in a non-strategic or short-sighted manner. Hopefully, after this read you'll be able to evaluate for yourself what ways you can structure a potential business, promote sustainability & credibility, or even identify someways you may want to change your current strategy of using business and the marketplace to be effective. Click the button below to access the full article.
What are your thoughts or experiences? Share in the comments below. We'd love to hear them!
Darryl Williamson shares some wisdom on how to go about being a devoted employee, while also remaining a faithful witness to Christ in the workplace. - thegospelcoalition.org
Darryl Williamson is the lead pastor of Living Faith Bible Fellowship in Tampa, Florida, a Council member of The Gospel Coalition, and is currently working on his MDiv at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He and his wife, Julie, have two children.
At first glance, one cannot help but read and think...
"What!? Of course we should be passionate about our jobs!"
It's how we do our best work, right?
Author Michaela O'Donnell Long shares her personal story with Relevant Magazine on how if she never took the quick jump into a side-startup, she would have never been able to go on the journey to discover her personals passions and have God shape her vocation. She would've lost the opportunity she gained and sat victim to idleness waiting for that "special call".
The Lord can use all types of experiences to shape our vocation - where our purpose and profession meet. Share yours in the comments below and click the button to read Michaela's full story.