Tradecraft Workbook is the companion to Tradecraft: For the Church on Mission, a 300+ page guide for any Christian to apply missionary skills in their everyday life. This post commemorates the official release of the Workbook and provides a brief descriptive excerpt.
This is the second part and conclusion to our interview with author and professor, Greg Allison. We wanted his take on a big picture missiological issue and it's practical ramifications--Who sends, the Church or the Spirit? Please enjoy a verbatim transcript of our interview.
We recently interviewed author and professor, Gregg Allison, for his take on a big picture missiological issue and it's practical ramifications--Who sends, the Church or the Spirit? Please enjoy a verbatim transcript of our interview. This is the first part of a two-part interview.
Regardless of our political positions about refugees and immigration, few believers have actually engaged the rising number of internationals in our own neighborhoods and cities. Ben Schroering challenges local churches to view going to refugee and immigrant communities in the United States with the same enthusiasm as going overseas to reach the same peoples.
The Scriptures show us there is something special about the relationship between sending churches and sent ones, but maintaining that relationship across the miles and years is nearly impossible. In this article Zach Bradley describes a method for providing ongoing missionary care that is being used by sending churches around the country.
A shifting sea of social media and texting has all but overtaken our written communication. Rather than retreating from the perplexing waves of words we're pounded with every day, Rodney Calfee exhorts writers to ride those waves, pushing the church forward in faithfulness to God's mission.
Shouldn't our sent ones be the very best we have to offer? What if there was an incredible asset, a glaring opportunity, that we have largely been ignoring? In light of a changing landscape and globalization, Larry McCrary examines some of the advantages sending through the marketplace can have over more traditional pathways.
"The year was 2012, and I was never going to go on an international mission trip." This is Rachel Bell Hamm's (rather hilarious, yet profound) story of how God slowly changed her heart toward international missions and the gift it has become to her.
Do you have wisdom you would like to share for empowering the local church to be senders locally and globally? Upstream is excited to announce that our blog is now open for guest submissions. Check out this guide to find out what we are looking for and how to submit articles.
Our latest book, First 30 Daze: Practical Encouragement for Living Abroad Intentionally, is now one click away. In this video and written interview, hear from authors, Larry and Susan McCrary, about what inspired the book and how it might be helpful to any Christian traveling abroad.