Adults

What Gifts Do You See in Others?

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“You have a teaching gift. Don’t ever let anyone take that away from you.” These words, shared by seasoned missionaries I worked with, respected, and deeply trusted were spoken over me as I finished my year as an intern at a mission center and prepared to dive into the unknown realm of seminary.

WMU: Making Disciples of Jesus Who Serve as They Lead

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Serving is the new leading. That’s what the cover of a secular leadership magazine boldly proclaimed in 2019.

Discovering and Practicing Your Spiritual Gifts

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Many believers seem to struggle to identify what their specific spiritual gifts are—or even what qualifies biblically as a spiritual gift.

Sharing Christ: The Highest Priority

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Missionaries have it so easy. I could lead people to Christ all the time if I was paid to do it.

Has that thought ever crossed your mind? The idea that if only you didn’t have so much on your plate you had to do, it would free you up to do real ministry.

Missionary Spotlight Update: One More Child

Jerry Haag swarmed by children in Uganda

“More than 10 years ago, my wife, Christi, and I began to pray this simple, yet challenging, prayer: ‘God, give us the world for children,’” said Jerry Haag, president/chief executive officer of Florida Baptist Children’s Homes (FBCH) and

Resolve to Grow in Your Gifts

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It’s that time of year again when we begin to think of resolutions, reflecting on the past year and where we want to grow and change.

Show Grace to the Lost

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My body was boiling with anger. How could she behave like that? I was not the one at fault here! I wanted validation for giving full vent to my anger. My frustration with this stranger further escalated the culture shock I was experiencing.

Extending Grace to Others

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One of the hardest aspects of my 2 years as a journeyman in Europe was not the culture shock, homesickness, or losing 2 family members while away. Those were relatively easy compared to team relationships.

Missionary Spotlight Update: Brian and Mandy Davis

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Mandy Davis says in Bulgaria, where she and her husband, Brian, serve as IMB missionaries, 99% of people haven’t read the Bible for themselves, even if they call themselves Orthodox Christians.

Camps, Block Parties, and Patience: Chris Flora Uses All to Plant a Church in Calgary

Chris Flora and boy at camp

What does it take to plant a church in Calgary, Alberta? Pastor Chris Flora knows much is involved but patience is near the top of the list.

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