Tag Archives: Mobilization

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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The variety of missions opportunities has exploded. Some are nearby, others on the other side of the globe. Some last one day, others a lifetime. Some are appropriate for kids, others for youth, young adults, families, or seniors. But how are we getting people out of their seat and into the action? Is your church building multiple on …

Posted September 10th, 2013, 9:33 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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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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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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