Caleb Crider

Ask-a-Missiologist: Does Sending Church Exclude the Universal Church and Parachurch?

Ask-a-Missiologist: Does Sending Church Exclude the Universal Church and Parachurch?

What’s our big hang-up with the local church and the Great Commission? And more importantly, are we minimizing the importance of parachurch ministries for the mission of the church? What are the respective roles of the local church and parachurch ministries? Caleb Crider tackles this topic in this week’s Ask-a-Missiologist. This is a republication from our old blog.

Ask-a-Missiologist: Caleb Crider on "What Is a Missiologist and Why Do They Matter?"

Ask-a-Missiologist: Caleb Crider on "What Is a Missiologist and Why Do They Matter?"

It's easy to bury simple meanings under terms like "missiologist" and "missiology," but these are helpful terms describing a necessary discipline. In fact, everybody has their own missiology, whether they have examined it closely or not. Caleb Crider breaks down this term, giving a brief overview, and explains how missiologists help all of us participate in God's mission.

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: Series Conclusion

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: Series Conclusion

Throughout 2015 our most popular series followed the daily lives of Upstream co-founders, Larry McCrary (@LarryMcCrary) and Caleb Crider (@calebcrider). These authors of Tradecraft: For the Church on Mission showed us just how they apply such missionary skills in their unique contexts: Larry in Madrid, Spain and Caleb in Richmond, Virginia.

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: What Are the Key Things That Help You in Contextualizing the Gospel?

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: What Are the Key Things That Help You in Contextualizing the Gospel?

Upstream co-founders, Larry McCrary and Caleb Crider, are living in very different places: for Larry, Madrid, Spain; for Caleb, Richmond, Virginia. Along with their families they’re not just teaching Tradecraft missionary skills, they’re also applying them. So we wanted to tap into their unique experiences and at the same time parallel their local and global perspectives. So “Adventures with Larry and Caleb” will be an ongoing series throughout the year where we ask them one mission-related question at a time.

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: How Are You Exegeting Culture?

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: How Are You Exegeting Culture?

Upstream co-founders, Larry McCrary and Caleb Crider, are living in very different places: for Larry, Madrid, Spain; for Caleb, Richmond, Virginia. Along with their families they’re not just teaching Tradecraft missionary skills, they’re also applying them. So we wanted to tap into their unique experiences and at the same time parallel their local and global perspectives. So “Adventures with Larry and Caleb” will be an ongoing series throughout the year where we ask them one mission-related question at a time.

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: Is ‘Person of Peace’ Really a Thing?

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: Is ‘Person of Peace’ Really a Thing?

Upstream co-founders, Larry McCrary and Caleb Crider, are living in very different places: for Larry, Madrid, Spain; for Caleb, Richmond, Virginia. Along with their families they’re not just teaching Tradecraft missionary skills, they’re also applying them. So we wanted to tap into their unique experiences and at the same time parallel their local and global perspectives. So “Adventures with Larry and Caleb” will be an ongoing series throughout the year where we ask them one mission-related question at a time.

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: What are the Pros and Cons of Vocational Ministry?

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: What are the Pros and Cons of Vocational Ministry?

Upstream co-founders, Larry McCrary and Caleb Crider, are living in very different places: for Larry, Madrid, Spain; for Caleb, Richmond, Virginia. Along with their families they’re not just teaching Tradecraft missionary skills, they’re also applying them. So we wanted to tap into their unique experiences and at the same time parallel their local and global perspectives. So “Adventures with Larry and Caleb” will be an ongoing series throughout the year where we ask them one mission-related question at a time.

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: How Do You Relate to Your Sending Church?

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: How Do You Relate to Your Sending Church?

Upstream co-founders, Larry McCrary and Caleb Crider, are living in very different places: for Larry, Madrid, Spain; for Caleb, Richmond, Virginia. Along with their families they’re not just teaching Tradecraft missionary skills, they’re also applying them. So we wanted to tap into their unique experiences and at the same time parallel their local and global perspectives. So “Adventures with Larry and Caleb” will be an ongoing series throughout the year where we ask them one mission-related question at a time.

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: How Do You Involve Your Family in the Mission?

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: How Do You Involve Your Family in the Mission?

Upstream co-founders, Larry McCrary and Caleb Crider, are living in very different places: for Larry, Madrid, Spain; for Caleb, Richmond, Virginia. Along with their families they’re not just teaching Tradecraft missionary skills, they’re also applying them. So we wanted to tap into their unique experiences and at the same time parallel their local and global perspectives. So “Adventures with Larry and Caleb” will be an ongoing series throughout the year where we ask them one mission-related question at a time.

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: How Did You Choose a Church?

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: How Did You Choose a Church?

Upstream co-founders, Larry McCrary and Caleb Crider, are living in very different places: for Larry, Madrid, Spain; for Caleb, Richmond, Virginia. Along with their families they’re not just teaching Tradecraft missionary skills, they’re also applying them. So we wanted to tap into their unique experiences and at the same time parallel their local and global perspectives. So “Adventures with Larry and Caleb” will be an ongoing series throughout the year where we ask them one mission-related question at a time.

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: How Did You Choose Where to Live?

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: How Did You Choose Where to Live?

Upstream co-founders, Larry McCrary and Caleb Crider, are living in very different places: for Larry, Madrid, Spain; for Caleb, Richmond, Virginia. Along with their families they’re not just teaching Tradecraft missionary skills, they’re also applying them. So we wanted to tap into their unique experiences and at the same time parallel their local and global perspectives. So “Adventures with Larry and Caleb” will be an ongoing series throughout the year where we ask them one mission-related question at a time.

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: What Does it Take to Love a New Place?

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: What Does it Take to Love a New Place?

Upstream co-founders, Larry McCrary and Caleb Crider, are living in very different places: for Larry, Madrid, Spain; for Caleb, Richmond, Virginia. Along with their families they’re not just teaching Tradecraft missionary skills, they’re also applying them. So we wanted to tap into their unique experiences and at the same time parallel their local and global perspectives. So “Adventures with Larry and Caleb” will be an ongoing series throughout the year where we ask them one mission-related question at a time.