Christmas

Christmas Is Coming!

It was getting closer to Christmas and in our Mission Friends session, one of our three-year-olds fell asleep. He was sitting at the table working on the art activity. I was helping preschoolers at another table and when I turned back to him, his head was down on the table.

A Season of Hope

God’s call for me to serve at national WMU was clear and compelling. To deny His will would be to intentionally engage in disobedience. My concern throughout the process was for my family. I prayed for confirmation.

The Gospel Shines beyond Christmastime

open Bible on table in front of lights from a Christmas tree

Right now, Christmas lights are twinkling. Stars or angels adorn the tops of trees. These holiday symbols point to Christ and serve as natural conversation starters for sharing the gospel. But eventually we store away our manger scenes and holiday décor for next year.

Serve Hot Drinks and Pour Your Life into Others

close-up of hand holding Christmas cup

Christmas is a hectic time of year, but who wouldn’t enjoy the opportunity to sit for a few minutes and sip a cup of hot cocoa or apple cider? Host a Christmas drink booth in your community, and literally pour your life (and God’s unconditional love) into others!

Mangerside Reflections

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas season, let's take time to consider some of the people who saw this story unfold firsthand.

Prayer and Giving Dovetail

My earliest Christmas memories revolve around church life. I remember spending hours practicing lines for Christmas pageants. All children were in the productions. I don’t recall it being optional. Afterward we would exchange gifts in our small country church.

10 Ways to Use Your College Break to Reach Others for Christ

Your car is packed, the fridge is empty, and you’re longing to turn in that last paper so you can finally head home for Christmas. But don’t leave your passion for missions behind with your books.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

We say that, don’t we? It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. We sing it, too. “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Toys in every store.” What do we mean when we use this phrase?

The Unsuspecting Father

The Christmas season is full of amazing stories. Each year, we roll out the old favorites to tell and retell in growing anticipation of the Big Day. But of these Christmas favorites there is one story which always seems to leave me scratching my head in wonder year after year.

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