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It will be costly...It will be worth it - David Platt

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

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5 Things I'd Tell My 21-Year-Old Self if I Started My Missions Journey Over

30+ years serving in the Muslim World. Over 70 countries researched. If done all over, this is what Nik Ripken would do differently. Nik Ripken and his young family set out on a journey of reckless abandon for the Lord, leading them to serve in mainly the Middle East & North Africa for over 30 years. Ripken writes this article as a point of reflection of what he would tell his 21 ye...

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Why I stay in my job, despite bad bosses and dodgy practices

I was ready to make an impact in the world for Jesus, and build his Kingdom through my engineering work. But I was in for a rude awakening. - Anthony Seah* From an unexpected work environment, to drawing the "short straw", to an unleashing of workplace struggles, Anthony Seah* for Thirst gives an honest account of how a challenging job situation as an engineer caused him to answe...

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The Call

Stepping out into the unknown is scary. Trusting in the Lord's goodness and provision is difficult in these times. But the longer we reman comfortable, ignoring the calls of the Lord, we imprison ourselves and deny ourselves the freedom to trust God with everything. Blogger Joanna Mayes writes about the hold that fear had on her life, and the joy she received when she allowed it to be r...

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The Cities that Supercharge Your Career

BBC recently released an article written by Kate Mayberry that discusses the intense competition for jobs within the United States, and the great amount of need for professionals around the world. Mayberry explains the truth that many countries are in search of your individual skills and talents and that there is evidence to predict your advantage in these particular areas. Christine Wright, di...

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How Business People Can Reach the World- Telling God's Stories- Video

"Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One Generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts." -Psalm 145 This featured article written by John Rinehart, author of Gospel Patrons and executive producer of the short films available at gospelpatrons.org, confronts the idea that business people have a unique o...

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Friday's Featured Sermon: The Key to Maintaining Family Unity

The most valuable source of vibrant community: family. Every family has its low moments of disagreement, dispute, or challenge. In order to address these confidently and successfully, one must align their values and actions with those of God. Scripture tells us that forgiveness is the key to maintaining peace within your home. In this article from Grace To You, Cameron Buettel discusses t...

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Undercover Boss

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3: 23-24 In the workplace, we often forget to apply this simple scripture. Often we get so caught up in satisfying the needs and wants of our boss, that we forget who our real boss is. This article written by...

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5 Prayers for When Conflict Strikes

Conflict is inevitable, so how can we prayerfully seek God through it? When conflict arises, asking God for wisdom is the best defense and path toward resolution. Leaning into the Lord's understanding can give us a new heart, new eyes, and a new motivation in any circumstance. This article from The Gospel Coalition, written by author and minister Gavin Ortlund, offers five prayer approac...

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Christians at Work: What it really looks like to unite our jobs and faith

Is work really "Christian"? From the creation account in Genesis, we know that God placed Adam in the Garden of Eden to work. That was his design for man. So why do we view this as a necessity rather than a purpose? How can we shift our perspective from having to do this activity called work to getting to glorify God in our work because He created us to do just that. In this a...

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