Mission

Withholding Nothing

Withholding Nothing

Recently at church, we sang a song called “Withholding Nothing.” It’s a simple song as far as lyrics as music. It goes as follows: I surrender all to you everything I give to you withholding nothing withholding nothing I give you all of me King Jesus! My Savior! Forever, I give you all of me […]

By Heather Wallace on January 30, 2018

Pray for London

Pray for London

Editor’s note: Serge has six teams serving with churches in the greater London area. The following is a prayer guide being used by Serge staff and other community members as they grieve and hope for the people of this great city. It was based on a prayer guide created by Trevin Wax. “Seek the welfare […]

By Serge Staff on June 23, 2017

The Difference between Workaholism and Walking in Good Works

The Difference between Workaholism and Walking in Good Works

In the stressful inception, creation, and first year of a business, the to-do list stretches for miles. There is always something new to build, a new system to implement, new avenues for marketing, skills to improve, staff to train, equipment to fix, contacts to make, and supplies to source. Nothing is ever good enough, profit […]

By Andrew "Smith" on June 02, 2017

4 Ways A Short-Term Mission Trip Can Change Your Perspective

4 Ways A Short-Term Mission Trip Can Change Your Perspective

In many ways, the story of my spiritual life has been learning that most of what I thought was true really wasn’t true at all. Assumptions I had about others, about myself, about who God is and what he wants have all undergone some pretty radical transformations over the thirty years I have been following […]

By Patric Knaak on May 31, 2017

Missionary Mobilization and the Overflow of Grace

Missionary Mobilization and the Overflow of Grace

Each week we post stories and teaching on the Serge blog. We do this to connect you with Serge’s work worldwide and point you to the grace of God for your own lives. Today I want to share a story with you and ask—from overflow from of God’s grace to you—if you’d participate in the mission […]

By Bob Osborne on May 17, 2017

Who You Love When You Leave to Go into Mission Work

Who You Love When You Leave to Go into Mission Work

As an American formed with Western cultural values, I am familiar with the tendency to prize my autonomy and self-fulfillment. I instinctively think, “I should be able to do whatever I want to make myself happy as long as it doesn’t harm anyone else.” Our churches struggle with these cultural tendencies as well. So when […]

By Matt Allison on February 13, 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

4 Ways You Can Serve with Serge in Business

4 Ways You Can Serve with Serge in Business

The Serge B4T model has 4 main roles. Where do you see yourself?   1. B4T Business Starter 2. B4T Business Builder 3. Business Advisor 4. Traveling Expert How we Equip and Sustain B4T Business Starters Serge has an experienced team in place to vet your business plan and 30+ years of experience in careful […]

By R.J. March on October 12, 2016

7 Key Components of Effective International Mission Programs, part I

7 Key Components of Effective International Mission Programs, part I

Different Church Stories, Common Elements There is no one right way to establish an effective mission program. Each time Serge helps a church start, reboot, grow, or strengthen its international mission program, it’s a unique journey influenced by the gifts, needs, callings, and passions of all the people involved. It isn’t easy work. But two […]

By Josiah Bancroft on August 30, 2016

“But Do You Still Want to Go?”

“But Do You Still Want to Go?”

She looked at me with her sweet blue eyes and asked this question, “But do you still want to go?” The question surprised me in the moment, and yet I understand why she asked the question. My little sister was seeing me off at the airport and I had tears shamelessly flowing down my cheeks. […]

By Laura Stewart on June 10, 2016