Missional

Ministers, churches seek end to ‘mission tourism’

Baptist leaders say the historic, western style of short-term mission trips were more about self-fulfiment rather than transforming the lives of impoverished people. They are calling for more thoughtful, missional approaches where the goal is to participate in God’s transformative action around the world.

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Churches must be creative to meet coming ‘Boomer wave’

While not as ‘glamorous’ as reaching out to Millennials, attracting Boomers can revitalize the mission and ministries of churches, congregational coaches say.

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Looking for new ways to measure ministry?

You’ll need a clear mission statement and your church will need to know what that is.

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S.C. churches join ranks to minimize challenges, multiply ministry

Churches in Anderson, S.C., learn firsthand that it takes commitment and faith to believe something greater lies beyond hardship.

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Volunteering, missions best when not serving as Christian vacations, ministers say

Some Baptist leaders are concerned that Christians and churches no longer collaborate on missions and other volunteer projects as they did in the past.

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Secularism rising: How should Christians respond?

What lessons might American Christians learn from this burgeoning cultural phenomenon?

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Missionary couple brings international mission field to N.C.

Kim and Marc Wyatt are showing congregations how to engage the world in their own communities.

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Baptist church finds downtown niche in shower ministry

A ministry of First Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the downtown homeless community was launched by young voices who ascertained a need for this unmet service in the city.

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Virginia church sees album as missional way to live its calling

Musician members of All Souls Charlottesville offer eclectic music styles on an album that ministers describe as a way to engage the church community and its neighbors.

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Merger, not just ministry, is how this church is engaging Hispanics

A Hispanic co-pastor and multicultural mission trips is how Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas is reaching Latinos in its surrounding neighborhoods.  

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