Tag: Youth With A Mission

  • 7 Steps Preventing Mission Drift

    I’m posting on A Life Overseas today on the topic of Mission Drift. This discussion is based on the fantastic book, [amazon_link id=”0764211013″ target=”_blank” ]Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches[/amazon_link], by Peter Greer which I highly recommend. Peter Greer is the president of HOPE International, a global faith-based microfinance organization based […]

  • Losing Focus

    Over the last twenty plus years in missions I have learned we go through seasons. We are currently on a furlough, and it is times like these where you can see things in a clearer fashion. There is something which slowly and subtely was missing from my missions. I was not misusing ministry funds or […]

  • Misunderstood Unity

    Mano a mano (Unity 2)

    I work in an organization which sends many short-term teams as well as develops working groups around projects. I hear a repeated statement coming out of their meeting times. “Give us unity….” I prayed this with my teams for many, many years….until I realized what it meant. Now, when I hear teams pray this, I […]

  • Set the Pace


    I’ve ridden in two Cape Argus bike races here in Cape Town. In my first, I rode solo. My second was with a friend. Together we were able to take turns pacing. When you are tempted to slow down or take it easy, the other person pushes you on and helps to set the pace. […]

  • Missions Marm and Apple Guy

    The Changing Face of Missions I want us to consider how globalization is effecting us as missionaries. Fritz Kling wrote a book entitled “[amazon_link id=”B005SJ1X5Y” target=”_blank” ]The Meeting of the Waters: 7 Global Currents That Will Propel the Future Church[/amazon_link]” His book will be the backdrop for our discussion. In it he identifies two characters; […]

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