Tag Archives: Global Missions

In his Long View Blog, Justin Long reports that for one agency, the average tenure for their field workers is now eight years. And the highest attrition factors are aging parents and children’s educational needs. While it is important to wrestle with how to reduce attrition, I think it is essential to consider how to reengage experienced workers. …

Posted May 15th, 2013, 12:38 pm By Ellen Livingood
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In the past, most people prided themselves on being able to handle their job alone. But the tremendous changes in technology and the marketplace have created a world where we all need to be able to call on others who know more than we do. No one has all the answers. No one can do it all by …

Posted May 9th, 2013, 2:02 am By Ellen Livingood
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If you saw the new movie “42” or know the Jackie Robinson story, you are aware that baseball slugger Jackie Robinson and Dodgers’ General Manager Branch Rickey racially integrated major league baseball in 1947. These men shared both a vision of what needed to be done and the motivation to do it out of obedience to Christ.  We need …

Posted April 17th, 2013, 6:34 pm By Ellen Livingood
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Have you read the March and April ’13 issues of Catalyst’s Postings? They help churches develop a strategy and find some great resources to effectively disciple children cross-culturally. Discipleship is a hot topic for church leaders today. But little in that discussion addresses the discipling of children and youth–those between the ages of 4 and 14. We refer to this age bracket as the 4/14 window. I am startled to realize that …

Posted April 8th, 2013, 9:55 pm By Ellen Livingood
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