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9 Ways to Engage with Your Supported Missionaries

John Gilman February 13, 2018

In recent years there has been a shift in how churches support and engage with missionaries. Gone are the days of walls full of photos of supported missionaries the church does not know well. Churches are choosing instead to invest more heavily and engage more deeply with fewer missionaries closely aligned with the mission and… Continue Reading »

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#MeToo: 4 Ways Your Church Can Support those who are Hurting

Meredith Mahon Morris February 5, 2018

Every day, the media is full of new reports of men in leadership roles being accused of sexual misconduct and harassment. These are men in key positions in government, the media, sports, etc. No one seems exempt from the sudden accusation and spotlight. The #MeToo movement has brought a clandestine but paramount subject straight to… Continue Reading »

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Short-Term Missions: Part IV – The Possible Pitfalls

Rachel Ankers January 30, 2018

In the first three parts of this series, we considered some of the possible benefits of short-term missions.  Now in this final part of the series, we turn to another important aspect to consider: the possible pitfalls.  While most people enter into short-term missions with honorable intentions, things can go awry if the sending church… Continue Reading »

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Short-Term Missions: Part III – Benefits of the Sending Church

Meredith Mahon Morris January 26, 2018

In Part III of our four-part series on short-term missions, we look at the benefits for the Global North sending church.  In general, short-term involvement can be a game-changer for Western churches seeking the development of congregants. It broadens perspective and can challenge people’s world view as few other things can. The following are four… Continue Reading »

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Short-Term Missions: Part II – Benefits for the Host Church

Jennifer Byrd January 24, 2018

In Part II of our four-part series on short-term missions, we look at the benefits for the host church.  In general, short-term involvement can be a huge encouragement to Global South churches. It can also serve as a catalyst for the church’s ability to build trust in a community.  Many times short-term missions can have… Continue Reading »

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Short-Term Missions: Part I – Personal Benefits

Rachel Ankers January 22, 2018

Short-term missions is a popular way for churches around the world to get their congregations involved in overseas missions projects without requiring a long-term commitment.  There are many personal benefits to serving on mission for a short period of time. Teams go overseas for a couple of weeks to serve in a variety of ways…. Continue Reading »

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Ministry Impact Story: First Baptist Church St Marys

Meredith Mahon Morris March 9, 2017

First Baptist Church St Marys, located in St Marys, GA, is living out their mission “to worship Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, share His Word with the world, train and equip disciples to minister to others, while maintaining fellowship within the body of Christ.” In line with this mission, they provide a number of… Continue Reading »

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Ministry Impact Story – New Hope Baptist Church, Hermitage, TN

Jennifer Byrd December 19, 2016

New Hope Baptist Church in Hermitage, TN is often referred to as “The church on the corner” and for very good reason. The church started with about 30 people back in 1846. As the area grew, so did the church. New Hope has become a cornerstone of the community because of their mission to go… Continue Reading »

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Big Steps for Small Groups

John Gilman June 21, 2016

Small Groups. We know they’re important for the health of a church community. More than that, they are a crucial vehicle for personal and spiritual growth. Conferences, books, and forums of all sorts have been created to aid the Church in formulating, maintaining, and growing groups. And yet, the task is still a difficult one…. Continue Reading »

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