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?
If summer mission trips are so life changing for the young people, what do those they are going to “serve” get out of it? Might we be using the community for our own transformation?
One thing that has struck me after working for more than a decade to connect churches in the U.S. with churches that World Renew works with overseas is the similarity between them.
As I complete my role as Guide for the Global Missions section, I wish to thank each of you for your collaboration and wisdom. I'd also like to introduce the new Guide...
Time is a powerful enemy to our memories. Which is why God tells us to write his Words on our heads, hearts, and minds. It seems that I haven’t been very diligent in writing down God’s promises.
Learn about Jan Disselkoen's pilgrimage across the Camino de Santiago. Along the way, she is raising money for World Renew and praying for different countries.
While we continue to heed the theological caution of the Reformers as they faced the Islamic faith on the borders of Europe, we need to seek new opportunities to engage with our Muslim neighbors.
Work of the devil? Work of the Triune God? Work of angels? Work of humans? Touchable? Untouchable? Genius in its composition? A disordered work of fiction? These are no new questions for the Christian who would approach the sacred text which Muslims describe as "noble" "unchanged" "final" and "...
Not long ago, the leader of a large school of missions said, "We view all missions' practice through the lens of the social sciences." Knowing the context in which this was spoken would tell this observer that:
The social sciences like anthropology and sociology are becoming the main...
On May 24, churches around the world will celebrate Pentecost Sunday. What is the connection between tongues of fire and mission work? Keep reading to find out!
Learn how World Renew & World Missions are responding to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
Prizing earthly comfort drives us to selfishness, cowardice, and apathy. When we seek comfort, we fail to trust that God will provide for us even when we personally dislike our circumstances.
Check out the Youth Ministry section for an interesting and timely series on short term missions!