Tag Archives: Missions in the Local Church

The October issue of Postings presents seven missions strategies along with questions to help a church find its way through the missions strategy maze. Are there significant advantages of having a good strategy? Is it worth the effort? I would suggest that a good global missions strategy: 1. Simplifies decision making.  By defining what’s important and what’s not important, the church will narrow …

Posted October 7th, 2013, 7:30 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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Many great missionaries are not great speakers. They often minister in a culture where the rules of communication are quite different. After spending years on the field, they may find it difficult to engage effectively in our high-speed, multiple-channel culture.  Unfortunately, many missionaries return home to find out that they have no idea what their church knows and …

Posted March 22nd, 2013, 1:39 am By Ellen Livingood
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by Ellen Livingood. Should ministry to international students be incorporated into your church’s overall global missions strategy? In practice, most churches say no. Many “outsource” this outreach to full-time workers serving under campus ministries. Others create a ministry focused on these students that is unrelated to their global missions efforts. Still other churches assume international students are enrolled …

Posted December 17th, 2012, 4:05 pm By Ellen Livingood
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