In this article, Bradley Bell, Direct of Content, teaches his readers the importance of meditating on scripture. At the same time, he encourages his audience to be like Paul, and see the great idolatry that surrounds them by looking to the God that is near.
We are excited to see others pushing the missions conversation upstream. This article, originally published on A Life Overseas, is concerned with the sending and receiving workers to and from hard to reach places.
Receiving new workers (whether they be short-, mid-, or long-term) on the mission field is one of the responsibilities of the long-term missionary. In this new blog series, Upstream’s Executive Director Larry McCrary, will be expounding on what it would look like for missionaries to receive workers well.
Derick Sherfey is the Lead Pastor of The Oaks Church in Denver, Colorado. In this article, he reflects on the hardships of planting a missional church, and calls church planters to aim their efforts both locally and globally from the very beginning.
Our churches send out fractured members to multiply disciples and churches, but these extensions of the body do not cease to be a part of that body. Even the most godly missionaries are still called to abide in Christ, and part of abiding in him is to be part of his physical representation on earth–his body.
To be Christian is to be on mission, but how do we understand what our individual engagement should look like? How do we discern if we are live overseas? In this guest article, Matthew Bennett does a great job of leading his readers by asking good questions and bringing them into deeper understands the complex topic of calling.
Larry and Susan McCrary have moved overseas again, and they’re sharing their experience of transition with the world. This time, however, they’re more marketplace than missionary. In this article Larry provides a glimpse into their strategy for intentionally contributing and participating in people’s lives where they live, play, and work––and how that measures up with their past experience as traditional missionaries.
There are many things to consider when we are sending or being sent overseas. This download provides not only a list of the sent ones’ needs pre-feild, afield, and post-field, but gives space for noting who will be responsible for them: the sending church, the partner organization, or the sent one themselves. The checklist isn't comprehensive, but that’s because it’s meant to get you started in the right direction.
Fear of failure is a very real motivation for many of God’s people on mission–especially with eternal hell in view. But is this the best driving force behind our mission efforts? More importantly, is this a burden God made us to bear? In this article Content Manager and former sent one, Dan Bush, seeks to speak a better word to propel our sending.
Sometimes being sent demands a helipad, not a runway. Whether you are moving overseas with your job, studying abroad, retiring overseas, serving as a church planting core team member, or simply living with gospel intentionality, this weekend training intensive is for you. Our weekend long intensives prepare workers to go and provided them with the skills to stay overseas.
It’s easy to look at God’s global mission through an idealistic lens, as though it’s primarily a chance to really live on the edge of obedience and adventure. However, in this candid reflection from his time overseas, recently returned sent one, Dan Bush, describes his surprising and painful experience of death at the hands of the One who sent him.