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Short Term Missions Reconsidered: 5 Dangerous Questions

Let me first respond to some criticisms that have been leveled against these essays by restating that I really do believe that missions are important. They are very important. That’s why I’m writing this, because I care about missions and their practice so much! I am not, in any way, interested in “throwing them out” or moving “beyond” them as if we know “so much more about things now”. I am, however, interested in reimaging their practice. I think that missions and spiritual formation DO go hand in hand and should not be separated.

Short Term Missions Reconsidered: From Missions to Missional

It is important to say that do I believe missions are important. Missions are integral to the way of Jesus. Our God is a God of mission, and we are a people called be about the same thing. I think we get confused, however, about what that term, missions, actually means. We view, express and practice “missions” as if it is an external activity, some sort of duty to be fulfilled. We see it, as a noun instead of what I will suggest that it is, an adjective. It seems to me that “missions” are not a task to be completed so much as a way of being.

Blazing Grace Newsletter Archives

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Swindoll's Open Letter to the Church

The following is an open letter to the church that Chuck Swindoll originally published on his Insight for Living website:

Writing a Vision Statement

Briefly, Burt Nanus, a well-known expert on the subject, defines a vision as a realistic, credible, attractive future for [an] organization.

A good vision can accomplish a number of things for the organization:

Sample Youth Ministry Volunteer Application Packet

A look through this packet, created by Tim Schmoyer of Alexandria Evangelical Covenant Church, will give you an idea of what topics to cover in a volunteer application for youth ministry workers. The theological background for youth ministry which he provides may also be helpful for planning volunteer orientations.

Casual Porn Use

 Hey it's just a little porn and I'm no sex addict,
What's the big deal?

by Mike Genung

Start a Support Group

Start a Group

Strength in Numbers Support Groups

Strength in Numbers - for Men and Their Wives

       Strength in Numbers is a Christ and grace centered support group for men who struggle with pornography, sexual addiction and/or homosexuality. The group provides a safe place for men to share openly of their struggles with lust; pointing all to God's grace is our goal. The Colorado Springs group is led by the author of this website.

How your church can help those who struggle with porn or sex addiction

How your church can help those 
who struggle with porn or sex addiction
by Mike Genung
     

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