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Sojourn Church: Our Journey to Become a Sending Church

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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Quit Praying! - Mark Batterson

What!? Before you consider signing off, read what this message is really about. 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...

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Rethinking work-life balance: It’s about injecting life into your work

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...

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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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