The Power of “And”

  Recently I was talking with a Missionary Kid (MK) who is now grown and serving as a missionary herself.  As we talked about the blessings and challenges of being an MK, she recommended the book, I Have to Be Perfect (and Other Parsonage Heresies) by Timothy L. Sanford.  Originally written in 1998, it still... Continue Reading →

Prospective Pastor Profile Survey

In a recent conversation with leaders of the Church of the Nazarene in the Dominican Republic, we realized that we were lacking a profile in order to interview and eventually call ministers to be the pastors of our congregations. After some investigating and some adaptation of some existing tools, the following document is what I... Continue Reading →

Two Ways of Sending

By: Dr. Verne Ward, Global Missions Director, Church of the Nazarene Who is a missionary? Retirees Paul and Carolyn Wheelock are finance experts. For three to 12 months at a time, they assist different regions with audits or financial work. They raise financial support for their travel and cover the remaining expenses from their own... Continue Reading →

Ten Rules Of A Toxic Faith System

Part of our work in bringing a genesis to the cities of our region is training the existing congregations in urban settings to become healthy and missional.  This has proven much more strenuous than merely training missionaries and church planters to begin churches from scratch.  Why? An alarming amount of existing faith communities are mired... Continue Reading →

House #23

By: Edgar Daniel Santiago A few months ago, we had been living in the south of Mexico when God called us and moved us to the north of the country with the Genesis ministry.  Although we still love the south, little by little we are beginning to love the city of Monterrey. It calls to... Continue Reading →

Dominga

By: Maritza Mendoza When we arrived as new missionaries to Los Olvera in Queretaro, Mexico, we walked around the community to see where we might serve. We found a cultural center where senior citizens met twice a week, and so I made contact with the government-appointed person in charge. She introduced me to the group... Continue Reading →

Radamés

By: Ruth Keila Molina Some might think that as a missionary, I have a special gift to almost automatically be patient and loving towards everyone. I must confess that it is difficult for me, especially when a person seems to be a “specialist” in causing headaches. My little “headache boy” while I was in Panama... Continue Reading →

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