To help you make the most of your short-term service team experience, ServiceLink is pleased to offer devotions, discussion starters, and a list of ideas from past teams and leaders.
Here are a few Commissioning Service guidelines and litanies that you are free to use as prepared, or modify to meet your needs and circumstances.
During Advent, World Renew will post a picture, meditation, and word of the day. You are encouraged to participate and help create the Global Advent Calendar via social media.
Should we send "ordinary Christians" as missionaries? A major biblical theme is that God likes to use weak people, sinful people. But on the other hand, shouldn't missionaries be trained and well-prepared?
On Nov. 29, 1868, Charles Spurgeon preached a sermon on effectual calling, using the call of Abraham (Genesis 12) as his example. The sermon is a gold mine of advice for missionaries and evangelists. Here are a few nuggets:
By now we’re starting to adapt to the rhythm of life in Nicaragua and I think I speak for several of us when I say that the days seem to be slipping through our fingers and we want to stay longer.
Carlos and Sharla Martinez (Directors of FIT) explained to us the adoption process, what the families involved go through, and what their role is in supporting families as they welcome new children into their lives.
Today’s agenda was dominated by three events: a presentation by Alcides (Paola’s dad), a stunning trip to Volcan Masaya, and a trip to the University of Nicaragua.
Mondays are a bore. But this was not the case at all today! I'm still reflecting on our visit to Tesoros de Dios (a school for children with Disabilities), House of Hope, and a fair wage coffee company.
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.
What might motivate Christians to bear witness to Muslims to the fact that Jesus is Lord. Is it guilt, fear, the threat of hell, or something else?
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.