Safety. Security. Opportunity. We wish all these things for our children, but Jesus is worth more.
This is the difficult tension many parents feel when stepping into the obedience of sharing the gospel among the nations and taking their families with them. The best thing we can teach our children is that following Jesus and going to the nations is worth risking everything.
So how do we ...
It is one thing to be well known or well liked. It is another to have influence.
Sometimes when we think of influence, we think of all the negative connotations and how it can be influence can quickly be distorted into manipulation. However, having a positive influence in the lives of friends, family, and everyone around you is a key to being intentional in the spread of the gospel.
Watch panelists from The Gospel Coalition Conference in 2013 explore the practical implications of a faithful theology of work. In this video: Tim Keller, Tom Nelson, Dave Kiersznowski, Katherine Leary Alsdorf, Mark Mellinger
Don't Go? But isn't that the point?
My family is supportive. I have found a job. I'm ready to go. Wait...What about the church?
Mack Stiles addresses the imperative topic of the church's role when someone is stepping into missions in his article for The Gospel Coalition. Whether you are going as a Market Place Worker or even more traditional routes, Stiles appeals that y...
Mike Andrus | September 10, 2006Genesis 1-3Series: The Ministry of the Market PlaceMike Andrus is the Senior Adult Ministries Pastor at First Evangelical Free Church of St. Louis County, where he was previously served as the Senior Pastor. He holds a Pre-Ministerial B.A. from Calvary Bible College, an M.A. in Philosophy from Southern Methodist University, a Th.M., from Dallas Theological Semina...
Cover letters are a pretty status-quo requirement as part of a job application.
Unfortunately, it is easy to get lost in that status-quo shuffle of cover letters on a future employer's desk.
In this article on The Muse for USA Today College, author, Sara McCord, gives some advice on how your cover letter can stand out the right way.
Wait, so there's a wrong way? Yes.
For many, a sending church is an integral relationship offering accountability, support and a covering of prayer.
But what if your church has never sent anyone out? Or what if the others they have sent are not like you?
Nathan Garth of Sojourn Church in Louisville, Kentucky shares his church's journey to become a sending church on imb.org. Garth gives 4 key points and some closing ta...
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In this article published by faithgateway.com, Mark Batterson shares an exceprt from his book published by Zondervan called, Draw the Circle.
Please don’t misinterpret what I’m saying. Pray about everything. Then pray some more. But at some point, we have to quit praying and start acting. - Mar...
Work. Family. Faith.
How can we possibly balance these huge aspects of our lives and do them all well?
Jolene Yee of Thir.st breaks down the 5 ways we can "work" toward a well-balanced dynamic between work and life. This is a balance that always keeps God and his purposes at the fulcrum.
5 ways we can work on the balance and inject life into work are:
Work on your cha...
IMB President, David Platt shares about how going to all nations to share the gospel is not a life filled with comfort and security. However, it will be immensely worth it. “These unreached people are unreached for a reason: they’re hard to reach, they’re difficult to reach, they’re dangerous to reach. All the easy ones are taken." – David PlattWatch on vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/139941396