Mentoring with Intention

It’s easy to confuse mentoring and friendship. Friendships are essential connections important to our sense of well-being. People need friends. Times with friends bring laughter, listening ears, and encouragement. As friends do things together, their conversation may lead to an important question and an opportunity for biblical guidance. But the conversation often goes no deeper... Continue Reading →

“This is Good”

By: Scott Armstrong I recently came across the following African folk tale shared by Tami Matheny in her book This is Good: A Journey on Overcoming Adversity: There was an African king who had a best friend with whom he kept close to him.The friend had a habit of looking at every situation that occurred... Continue Reading →

Why Care about the Global Church?

By: JoHannah Reardon If for no other reason, it provides perspective and balance Hindus attack Christians in India. Chinese believers are imprisoned for taking a stand against their government’s position on house churches. Venezuelan Christians are reeling from a perpetually downturned economy. Many West African Christians were suffering from lack of infrastructure when Ebola hit,... Continue Reading →

Popcorn & KoolAid

By: Rev. David Mills When I was growing up as a boy, my family didn't have a lot of money. My dad was a pastor in rural Eastern Kentucky in one of the most impoverished areas in the USA. However, my parents taught me a very important lesson about hospitality and serving in our local community. ... Continue Reading →

Why Lent?

By: Dr. Eddie Estep February 17, 2021, was Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season called Lent.  Ash Wednesday gets its name from the custom, in some Christian denominations, of placing ashes on the forehead as a sign of penitence. The ashes are obtained by burning the palm branches from the previous year’s Palm... Continue Reading →

Nazarenes in Mexico Create a New Board Game to Reach their Community

By: Eunice Zaragoza Leal When we joined the short-term missions trip, Missions Without Limits, we could not have imagined how we would engage in missions in the midst of this pandemic. As the date approached, our entire team in Cadereyta, Mexico began to experience trials of different kinds. We lost family members to illnesses, and... Continue Reading →

The Seeking God

By: Dr. Stan Toler (1950-2017) “The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”  Luke 19:10 Have you noticed it? The subtle inversion that’s taken place in our thinking about our mission? Where once we focused our energies on the word GO, we have now applied our thinking to strategies for getting... Continue Reading →

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