Worth Considering…

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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  Our November 2016 Postings describes crucial shifts in our ministry to global children. Do the same guidelines apply to serving the children who are part of immigrant families living in our community? Since these children are immersed in Western culture at school, not all of the same principles apply. ...

Posted November 29th, 2016, 5:12 pm By Ellen Livingood
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  “It’s hard to find time to get our team together to just cover the basics,” many church missions leaders report. “So how do we find time to assess the health of our missions program and then implement change?” (See the October Postings on “Five Marks of a Missions-Healthy Church.”) Self a ...

Posted October 24th, 2016, 2:07 pm By Ellen Livingood
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