10 Ways to Pray for Missionaries

I received this in email from Pastor Dennis Leatherman from Mountain Lake Baptist Church.  I hope it is a blessing. The starting point and the sustaining point in World Missions is prayer.  The following is a list of ten ways we can pray for our missionaries on deputation & around the world. 1. Pray that […]

Repost: 15 Lessons for Beginning to Live and Minister in a Foreign Culture

I just read this from Philip Bassham’s blog and thought it was a very good article from experienced missionaries. Every week at my home church has a time of discipleship known as the infamous “Friday Class.” Students and veterans alike gather for 4 hours to discuss the ministry. Everything is open for discussion and moderated […]

Yokefellow Ministry – Holding the Ropes for Your Missionaries

Our home church recently started a “Yokefellow Ministry”.  The purpose of the ministry is to partner church members the missionaries who are sent out of the church to more fully meet the needs of the missionaries and to be active fellow workers with them in the truth. WHAT IS A YOKEFELLOW? The name “yokefellow” comes […]

4 Principles for Mission Senders

I recently shared four principles for missions senders on my blog.  These principles are taken from Ezra chapter 1.  In the chapter, God worked to send people back to rebuild the temple at Jerusaelm.  Some were stirred up to go, but others who remained helped those who went. It reminded me of Andrew Fuller and […]

The Prize Principle for Missions Senders (4 of 4)

The Prize Principle: God will reward willing people who do God’s work or who help someone else to do God’s work.  When Ezra went back to rebuilt the temple, some went and some sent (Ezra 1:3-4).  Some were stirred up to go up and build the house.  Some were not stirred up to go, but […]

The Privilege Principle for Missions Senders (3 of 4)

The Privilege Principle: God’s people are privileged either to do God’s work or to help someone else do God’s work.  Being involved in the Lord’s work through supporting and sending others is a tremendous privilege. Ezra 1:5-6 Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with […]

The People Principle for Missions Senders (2 of 4)

The People Principle: God uses people to be channels of His provision for His work.  Ezra 1:3-4 Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel, (he is the God,) […]

The Provision Principle for Missions Senders (1 of 4)

The Provision Principle: God will provide everything necessary to accomplish His work.  He accepts ultimate responsibility for the support of His Work. Ezra 1:1-2 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus […]

Four Principles for Missions Senders – Introduction

The Bible is very clear about our responsibility to take the gospel everywhere (all the world) and to everyone (every creature).  The responsibility of world evangelism rests squarely on the local church. The local church has every resource necessary to get the job done.  Apart from all the material resources that God has given to […]

They Have Done Their Part…

As we travel and go to churches to present our ministry, I am continually amazed at kindness and generosity of God’s people. They put together missions conferences. They give gifts, serve meals, provide lodging, and commit to pray. They take the missionaries on for support. They correspond and pray for the missionaries. They do their […]