Worth Considering…

Misconceptions about the role of the sending church can cloud relationships between churches and their global workers. Our November 2017 issue of Postings, Sending-Church Dilemmas, highlights the function and challenges of the sending-church role. It is also worth noting what the sending church is not: 1. The ...

Posted November 20th, 2017, 5:22 pm By Ellen Livingood
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As I was working on the “Build Prayer Power” issue of Postings, I realized how helpful it would be to know what factors challenged global intercessors to be committed to prayer. No doubt there are common elements for everyone: the nudging of the Holy Spirit, the commands of Scripture, and often the realit ...

Posted October 31st, 2017, 2:17 pm By Ellen Livingood
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  The missions community is suffering from a shortage of gifted, committed, partnership facilitators. Yet as we have explained in our September 2017 issue of Postings, good partnerships don’t happen without a competent facilitator. The shortage stems from several factors. Essentially the role didn ...

Posted September 28th, 2017, 5:02 pm By Ellen Livingood
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What was your reaction to our list of “Dangerous Shortcuts” in our August 2017 issue of Postings? Did you note that many of the shortcut hazards arose because of a lack of balance? For instance, mobilizing is unbalanced without a strong foundation of discipleship. “Serving” is unbalanced without an em ...

Posted August 31st, 2017, 3:29 pm By Ellen Livingood
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Responding to part 1 of our Postings series on “In-Person Care,” one person questioned whether receiving visits from different care-givers would interrupt rather than benefit a missionary’s work. A valid question! Here are some suggestions for making care-giving truly valuable: Send the right people. As ...

Posted July 28th, 2017, 5:32 pm By Ellen Livingood
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