August 21, 2014.Reading time 7 minutes.
I speak with a first-time lead pastor almost every week. And one question that consistently comes up in those conversations is this: How do I develop an engaging missions program at the church? Many people who come into their new role as a lead pastor are hesitant to change too much about the way the […] Read More
February 18, 2014.Reading time 3 minutes.
In honor of my dad’s 70th year of ministry, my always on-the-go mom sat down just long enough to jot down a few memoirs of her missionary life called, …And I Sat There. Mom and Dad raised us on the mission field. And as you can see from this picture of our time in Beirut, […] Read More
July 1, 2013.Reading time 4 minutes.
It used to happen mainly around the holidays or tragedies, but with the ubiquity of information and access we are constantly bombarded with “please give” to a plethora of causes that need our support. Right now! Or else! We are on the verge of becoming emotional, willy-nilly, cause-oriented givers rather than solid, steady contributors to […] Read More