The 5 most powerful prayers at our ministry

A friend sent me a blog on prayer and said, “hey, you should read this!” So I did. A few paragraphs in, I realized it was more about prayerlessness than prayer; antipodal to a post I was currently working on. I view prayer quite differently than the article describes. I grew up in a home […]

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5 secrets to build a GREAT Missions Strategy

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 […]

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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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A courageous paradigm shift

Children’s Ministry 2.0 Part 2 Read Part 1: “Who Likes Sunday School” Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. ~C.S. Lewis It takes an act of courage to change or try something new. Believing we were called to help the church figure out an […]

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“Who likes Sunday School?”

My dad stood in front of a group of believers and fired; “raise your hand if you like Sunday school.” People shuffled uncomfortably, and a few sidelong glances were exchanged before a few hesitant hands went up. He shocked everyone to attention as he replied, slightly tongue-in-cheek, “Well, I don’t like Sunday school either. I […]

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Behind the scenes: The Bible App for Kids

Who knew that the Bible App for Kids would spread so quickly? We are quickly approaching the 12 million download mark worldwide, boosted by its being downloaded over 2 million times in just 44 days after its Thanksgiving Day 2013 release! The glimpses of kids engaging with the stories of the Bible are beyond what we ever imagined as outcomes […]

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