Church Planting, Leading, Ministry, Missional Living

5 Questions Your Mission Team Needs to Ask

There are some significant questions to ask when you are leading or participating with a missions team - either here... or there....  Take time to be in sync with your mission partner on the ground and explore these 5 questions: Does my team have its own agenda?  Or are we following the lead and the… Continue reading 5 Questions Your Mission Team Needs to Ask

Ministry, Missional Living

The Roaring Lion – Depression & Suicide in the Christian Family

Have you ever watched a roaring lion?  …the immense thunder of the roar… the reverberation of sound that seeps to marrow of your bones… the flash of teeth made for tearing flesh...  The Bible warns us in 1 Peter 5:7-9:  Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring… Continue reading The Roaring Lion – Depression & Suicide in the Christian Family

Culture, Ministry, Missional Living

Thoughts on the “7 Worst International Aid Ideas” by Richard Stupart

Richard Stupart's "7 Worst International Aid Ideas" is an excellent article about misunderstanding cultural needs and ministering ineffectively.  This cross-cultural ministry "mismatch" is most often unintentional and with a well-meaning heart and passion. One can have good intentions in their ministry efforts cross-culturally and yet cause significant damage or detriment in the ongoing Christian ministry.… Continue reading Thoughts on the “7 Worst International Aid Ideas” by Richard Stupart

Ministry, Missional Living

Travel and Safety Training is Crucial for Christians Traveling Abroad!

Pastors, team leaders, and volunteers going on mission need to be concerned about the increasing trend of crisis situations when traveling overseas.  Obviously, Mexico and the border have been a recent concern for us here in Texas, and then the team detained in Haiti has been a strong reminder that despite our benevolent intentions, things can… Continue reading Travel and Safety Training is Crucial for Christians Traveling Abroad!