Worth Considering…

Missionary stories are one of my earliest church memories. Our children’s church teacher, Mrs. Reitman, would tell us exciting accounts of missionaries like Hudson Taylor and Amy Carmichael. Each week the story would build to a climax, and then she would stop and inform us wide-eyed children that we had to ...

Posted March 30th, 2017, 6:24 pm By Ellen Livingood
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Catalyst’s February 2017 issue of Postings addresses five impasses where church missions efforts can get “stuck.” Don’t miss the practical suggestions and the stories of four churches that have successfully gotten their missions program moving again. Want another way to get fresh ide ...

Posted February 24th, 2017, 3:20 pm By Ellen Livingood
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Social media and in-person discussions have burned hot after President Trump halted the entrance of refugees from certain places. The differing perspectives have had the potential to divide believers at a time when we need instead to be focused on great opportunities. Here are 10 things you can do right no ...

Posted February 3rd, 2017, 4:53 pm By Ellen Livingood
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  Each time it rained, our ESL students and teachers had to dodge more streams of water coming through the ceiling. At least half-a-dozen buckets were strategically placed around our classroom in a losing battle to catch the water leaking through the roof of the aging urban church. Working with students ...

Posted January 27th, 2017, 10:16 am By Ellen Livingood
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With limited time and an avalanche of words coming at us every day, how do we choose what’s really essential to read, especially in online material? I find one of the best tools is curated lists. I love it when someone else culls out the important stuff and presents it in such a way that I can quickly ...

Posted December 15th, 2016, 11:31 am By Ellen Livingood
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