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It's Time for a New Kind of Missionary

When you think of the word “missionary,” what do you think of?A young couple in sub-Saharan Africa, leading a Bible school and feeding hungry children? Maybe a pastor building a small church in a tropical village somewhere in the South Pacific?

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To really serve God, don’t I have to be a full-time missionary?

The New Testament offers several different examples, short-term teams going out without any financial support (Mark 6:7, Luke 10:1), Jesus and the apostles as fully-supported, full-time missionaries (Matt 27:55, Mark 15:41, 2 Cor 11.9), Peter, Paul and Priscilla and Acquila being self-supported bi-vocational missionaries (the massive catch from Luke 5, 1 Thes 2.9, Acts 18). No model is referred...

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What preparation should I consider?

Career- Get the best education you can afford. Get a job at the top company/hospital/school in your region. Work hard, deliver excellence and practice sharing your faith at work (Col 3:23). Spiritually- Study the Bible and develop an understanding on what is Christ and what is culture, develop a lifestyle of prayer and gratitude, take Perspectives, learn and practice church planting, and dev...

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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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The right (and wrong) way to show personality in your cover letter

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. McCor...

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Rethinking Work Panel Discussion - TGC13

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

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Mark Dever: We Don’t Just Serve God at Church

Check out this great post from www.madetoflourish.org! "Mark Dever, senior pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, discusses the key role of pastors: to prepare and equip God's people for Monday through Friday service outside the four walls of the church. Learn how your work can be worship at http://www.madetoflourish.org" - Made to Flourish Direct link to original source: https://...

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Don't Let the Native Tongue Stop You

Too often our culture emphasizes the barriers of language in regards to living missionaly for the Lord. We should encourage others to see missions and language learning as an opportunity, rather than a set back. An opportunity to delve into a new world where we all have one common thread- Jesus. Language can be difficult, but don’t let it stop you. Have a New Outlook on Language Learni...

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The importance of White Space and what it isn't-

What is WhiteSpace- Juliet Funt gave an amazing talk at a Global Leaders Summit and even included a free link to help fellow teams in the business world conquer their what she calls, 'white space.' She goes on to mention what white space is not... it is not the wandering of the mind nor is it meditation, she says that it instead has no rules at all. White space gives your mind the f...

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Want to be a better Leader? Steve Moore's new book addresses the "Top 10 Leadership Conversations in the Bible"

Have you ever heard the age old cliche," What would Jesus do?". Or how about "What would a great leader do?" Have you ever hungered to truly know both? For his new book, The Top 10 Leadership Conversations in the Bible, Steve Moore states that, "my objective in this book is to stimulate your passion to engage the Bible as a primary source for leadership insight.&rdqu...

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