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Put Out the Welcome Mat for Those with Special Needs

happy boy in wheelchair in class for kids with special needs

One Sunday morning in 2002, Laura DiFatta arrived at her church nursery’s check-in desk with her visiting niece in her arms. Seeing a child with special needs, the nursery greeter explained that the church was unable to care for the little girl.

Mobilize Your Church on Send Relief Sunday

student volunteering with Send Relief in Florida panhandle over spring break

Send Relief Sunday is an annual event on the Southern Baptist Convention calendar and is designated as a focus on how churches and church members are involved in gospel-centered compassion ministries that meet needs, build relationships, and change lives.

The Great Summer Missions Challenge

School is out, the sun is hot, and the days are long. It is time for "The Great Summer Missions Challenge" for your church. The mission: In just one month, fill a bulletin board or entire wall with pictures of people doing personal missions projects.

Cross-Cultural Missions: Little Acts Go a Long Way

three women gathering for breakfast

“They must’ve worked a retail job before.”

One of my coworkers said that the other night as a customer walked out of our coffeehouse. The man had handled a less than ideal situation with such grace and a keen understanding that my friend knew he must’ve been on the other side of the equation before. He must’ve known what it was like to be in our shoes.           

It’s amazing what a little understanding will do.           

Don't Sit Still. It's Summer!

Summer is the perfect time to break from routine and help kids tap into new missions opportunities.

Acteens for Life gathering kicks off missions organization’s 50th anniversary celebration

Acteens for life

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Declaring that “the story of my life cannot be told without Acteens,” Sandy Wisdom-Martin welcomed current and former Acteens and leaders from across the nation to an Acteens for Life dinner June 7.

Refugees Are Here: What Now?

You hear the news—refugees are being sent to your city. Hardly any time passes and it happens. “They” are really here. “They” start appearing in the grocery store, lining up to enroll their children in school, and sitting in the doctor’s waiting room with you.

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Cross-Cultural Missions: Show His Love Unconditionally and Consistently

serious immigrant boy

Yasin is only 9, but he’s been around long enough to know.           

Long enough to know that Jesus is important. “If I were a superhero, I’d be Victory Man—like ‘victory in Jesus.’”           

Long enough to know that if the church people show up to do a Backyard Bible Club at his Atlanta-area apartment complex, he should call all the children in the neighborhood to come.           

But don’t assume Yasin really knows.          

Chin Up: Show God’s Love by Investing in New Relationships

multiracial female friends taking selfie

I struggled to think of a single name to write in the blank of my guided prayer journal. “Name three people you interact with on a weekly basis that need to know of God’s love,” read the day’s assignment.

Cross-Cultural Missions: Don’t Cling to Comfort

three friends of different religions standing happily together

As the big plane backed away from the gate, I sank down into the seat, allowing myself to decompress. I looked out the window, tracing the city with my eyes.   

That out there—that’s a hard place.           

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