The Danger of Fruitless Ministry : a response to “The Danger of ‘Measurable Outcomes'” by Os Guinness

I was surprised to read The Danger of “Measurable Outcomes”, an excerpt from the upcoming book Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Timesby Dr. Os Guinness. As one of the foremost apologists for the Evangelical church in the West, Dr. Guinness’s writings are both highly respected and influential. This excerpt was a word of […]

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5 steps to more effective children’s ministry

This sobering article, Has the sun set on Sunday school?, ran in USA Today highlighting staggering declines in attendance. Sunday School is an old concept that has, unfortunately, not evolved much since the 18th century as chronicled in “Who Likes Sunday School?” Sure, we now have colorful environments, flat screen TV’s, and current music, but we are still using an outdated paradigm. If […]

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Outcome Based Ministry—What is it? 

OneHope has been around for nearly three decades. It’s not by accident, and we didn’t just get lucky; we realize that we have absolutely been granted God’s favor to continue doing Kingdom work. Part of that, I believe, is because we have not only chosen for our ministry to be Spirit-led, but also because we […]

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6 Traits of Missions Programs Poised to Impact the Future

Ever wonder what missions might look like 10 years from now? Will we be supporting digital missionaries that holographically appear to unreached people groups using technology that interprets their spoken words into a remote people group’s previously untranslated language? I never would have imagined at OneHope that we would be creating digital missions tools that […]

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3 simple steps to go from “knowing” to “doing”

So often in ministry there is a gap between knowing and doing. We might know there are children struggling with hunger both in our own community and halfway across the globe. But we don’t know what we are supposed to do about it. These 3 D’s—Discover, Design, Do—will help you take the steps necessary to […]

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Family Day fast facts

To celebrate International Day of Familes, here are some interesting family fast facts from our Attitudes and Behavior of Youth research. Family is one of the most important factors that make up the “Trifecta” we have determined directly influences a teen’s spiritual vibrancy. Be sure you nurture those positive family experiences by doing things together. Start with […]

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