Before we came to Nicaragua, we prayed that God would reveal Himself and the work He was doing there. I think I can speak for the group when I say that God exceeded our expectations.
I don’t think that any of us knew that the moment we stepped outside the airport in Nicaragua, we would fall in love. And I’m not talking about falling in love with another person, or even the country of Nicaragua.
Growing up as a missionary kid, I observed and helped host many short-term mission teams. From this experience I learned a few things about being well prepared, which I want to share with you!
For most of the morning, half of the youth group had been planting cannabis, aka marijuana. The leaders from both churches were mortified and the experience taught everyone an important lesson.
As more and more Christians rub shoulders with their Muslim neighbors, one cannot but help but ask about what might motivate Christians to bear witness to them to the fact that Jesus is Lord. Is it guilt, fear, the threat of hell, or something else? Let us examine a few options and conclude that...
Short-term mission trips are difficult. They can also be rich and rewarding, with the potential for long-term impact. To equip your team, check out the new, free, downloadable resource called Changed for Life.
As the CRCNA faces the changing winds of doctrine, one might wonder if a bit of contextualization theory might help it to ascertain the big picture behind some of the issues of the day?
The Global Food Security Act will benefit women and children during the critical first 1,000 days. Proper nutrition during this period will have enduring positive effects. Learn how to get involved!
In this piece we will examine two ways that a Muslim, who otherwise completely lacks the assurance of Jesus' words "Today you will be with me in paradise" seeks to gain this assurance.
Sometimes when we teach, it’s easy to forget that students also have knowledge to offer to us.
Around the world, March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day. I have spent the week looking at women in the Gospels, to have a stronger understanding about the Biblical view of women
Christian Reformed Home Missions brings you John's full story of his mission with the Third Ward in the new video, "On Earth as it is in Heaven."
Over the last 4 months, a team from Home Missions and World Missions worked closely with Calvin Social Resource (CSR) developing a presentation and a survey process to engage stakeholders.
"God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life." Just what is and is not being said is critical as it appears that we are mixing the concepts of the benevolence of God and his covenant love.
They go by many names: Global Outreach teams, missions councils, missions teams... But the result seems to be the same when a church appoints missions-minded people to promote and direct the church’s role in missions—a more proactive approach to missions.
Now is a great time to make sure your missions communications are up to date! Here's a handy checklist for a communications audit.
Choose words that convey ownership. They show that your church is playing an active role on the global mission field, not just giving financial support towards one of many causes.
Check out this warmly engaging article by Edmund Clowney that sketches out three factors giving fuel to Reformed missions.
With an increased number of offerings under Faith Promise, people are sensing a more personal connection to their own role in missions, even if it’s on the other side of the world.
Are you ever frustrated at work? Does it sometimes feel like a waste of time? As leaders, it is worth remembering how Jesus’s presence can transform situations.
From the Christian Aid Mission (Oct. 1, 2015) check out this storyof courage in the face of death, and of a man liberated by Jesus who was on a mission to bring death: Christian Workers in Syria Crucified, Beheaded.
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It’s that time of year again! Missionaries and field staff are making their rounds to supporting churches. How can churches and missionaries open doors for better transparency and benefit?
When a missionary retires, churches face the difficult task of how to use the newly-freed funds. Oftentimes, this decision ends up being made subjectively. Try these questions to make objective decisions.
During the fall, most churches set aside time to celebrate international missions. Check out these helpful tips to help you get more people involved in your church’s celebration!
Missionary newsletters have been around since Paul. Are they still relevant today?