The Focused Leader: Keeping the Mission as the Ultimate Goal
Missional leaders must cultivate biblically-shaped leadership and the gospel-structured mission.
We need to approach leadership with Christ-like humility and pursue the noble labor of gospel ministry. As a result, the mission is expanding across the world to this day.
God in Suffering: Our Response to Too Many School Shootings
God hasn't left our students or abandoned our nation's education system
One day, his promise is that all the evil surrounding us should come to a final end. But until then, we labor knowing that we serve a God who plans to serve suffering its final death
Getting Small Churches on Mission (Part 4)
More ways small churches can serve their communities
And church members who commit a little bit of time each day to make their dreams It takes commitment, patience, and an attitude of service to labor together towards an achievable goal.
List of Pastors' Retreats and Getaways
Here are some free or discounted retreat opportunities for pastors.
Alaska. Uncle Jimmy's Cabin Sterling, AK (free to pastors and ministers between Labor Day (Sep.) to Memorial Day (May). Sleeps 4.) Call David and Joyce at 907-420-7470. Arizona.
Your Best Years Are Not Behind You
God needs willing workers, not necessarily young ones.
best years, it turns out, are based on our godly purpose—and our willingness to labor for the Growing up black in his proud household meant we were up at dawn every day, making our
Why Girls Need Camp
Christian camp can be a powerful, confidence-building experience for girls.
Over Labor Day weekend, I was in Miami with my youngest daughter. She keeps in touch with a number of friends she met at a camp she attended, so we met some for lunch.
Cover Story: Mending Men’s Ministry
How to disciple in an era of male floundering.
Redding and Whitmire started a new workout of their own on New Year's Day of 2011 completion, women in their 20s are increasingly out-earning their male peers, the labor market is
Taking the Measure of Trump Country
A writer and a scholar attempt sympathetic portrayals of the president’s rural supporters, but their sympathy only extends so far.
Laboring up to the very day of his premature death, cancer-causing coal was so embedded in his last days in pain, never stopping to enjoy the fruit of so much labor, Phillips measures
Rest in Your Labor
Rest in Your Labor. Hannah Anderson. @sometimesalight Facebook. Today's Verse. Or does an ever-present sense of failure loom over you before you even begin your day?
Lord, Save Me from My Side Hustle
Hard work is a virtue. But Scripture warns of its vice.
Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Rather, he's reminding us that the zeal with which we pursue Christ—day in and day out—will always be our greatest
Waiting Outside an Abortion Clinic Years Ago Was Worth It
The mother of an almost-aborted baby reached out with this letter about her son.
of course, even as we wait, that many of the returns on our investments—whether of time, money, teaching, love, or labor—will never be I was alone, there to start a two-day procedure.
Missions Sunday: Hermeneutics for Healthy Churches, Part Two
Training in biblical interpretation should be an integral part of every missions strategy.
He wrote in 1 Thessalonians 3:5 that such a result would mean “our labor would be in Study the Target Culture For missionaries, this process starts the day they arrive on the field, and
The Christian Case for Trump’s Meeting with Kim Jong-un
The President should go through with his talks—for the sake of three Americans and millions of North Koreans.
After violent interrogations, prisoners in labor camps continue to face physical and emotional torment. They work 12-hour shifts, receive a few hundred grams of food a day, and are not
The World’s Biggest Trafficking Problem Remains in the Background
How Christians in Cambodia are drawing attention to labor trafficking and the quiet power of prevention.
the broad category of labor trafficking. It happens on a massive scale around Cambodia; some recent studies estimate a quarter million Cambodians are victims of modern-day slavery.
Gleanings: November 2017
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our November issue).
Just before Labor Day, a federal judge struck down a US Department of Labor mandate that full-time, salaried workers—including church and parachurch staff—who earn up to $47,476