A Blessing for Courage: God Is Working for Our Good and for His Glory

A Blessing for Courage: God Is Working for Our Good and for His Glory

I love people! It is amazing the diversity of nations and tribes around the world. Have you ever thought about it for at least two seconds? Imagining that God is the creator of all these nations and tribes is made even more amazing when we grasp that He has created them all with the desire […]

By Tahimy Cuellar Zaldivar on January 31, 2017

7 Best Practices + 5 Healthy Outcomes for Short-Term Mission Teams

7 Best Practices + 5 Healthy Outcomes for Short-Term Mission Teams

After experiencing partnerships with both good and not-so-good short-term mission teams over the years, Serge has developed guidelines to help ensure your trip is as beneficial as possible for all involved—the sending church, those going on the team, and your missionary and national partners. Your church’s short-term mission program does not need to be perfect. […]

By Serge on January 28, 2017

Ending Missionary Support Without Feeling Like You Shot Old Yeller

Ending Missionary Support Without Feeling Like You Shot Old Yeller

There are good and bad ways to end a partnership with your missionary. That isn’t to say any of them are easy. Every missionary has had a church stop supporting them, and even if it wasn’t fun, most of them make it through just fine. What you do as you withdraw support, however, can have […]

By Patric Knaak on January 25, 2017

Q&A with a Mentored Sonship Participant

Q&A with a Mentored Sonship Participant

Have you ever been asked to care for others in a church or other similar setting and wondered what you actually had to give? That’s where Robert Ward found himself not too long ago. Rather than press on as if all was well, he decided to take a risk and enter into Mentored Sonship. Through […]

By Serge on January 24, 2017

Pastor as Chief Learner: The Impact of Mentored Sonship

Pastor as Chief Learner: The Impact of Mentored Sonship

When Korean immigrants arrive in Los Angeles, they know that opportunities are close at hand. The key to realizing these opportunities will be hard work. And often, this approach yields positive results such as employment, education, and home ownership. Yet, how is it possible for a people who swim in a performance-driven, immigrant culture to […]

By Andrew "Smith" on January 17, 2017

A Song that Roots our Hope for the New Year

A Song that Roots our Hope for the New Year

It started as just another aggravating earworm. You know ‘earworms.’ They are the phrases of a sticky song that get into your brain, make a home and just play and play. Ad nauseam. Sometimes an earworm is purely instrumental, like a few bars from Fur Elise, or the theme to Star Wars. But my earworm […]

By Josiah Bancroft on January 01, 2017