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Social Media and Missionary Support Raising – A Facebook Strategy

July 23, 2012


In my last post I reviewed some basics related to social media and missionary support raising: Missionaries need to overcome reluctance to incorporate social media into their support raising. Missionaries need community to make social media effective. Social media is an ideal platform for missionaries to share life and vision. If you missed the first […]

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11 Types of Care Missionaries Want From Their Sending Agencies and Co-Workers

May 3, 2012


A key barrier to providing effective missionary care is the attitude exhibited by members of the missions community who do not appreciate, understand or value what genuine member care is.  Is missionary care valuable?  Maybe we should ask the missionaries. Image By Defame (Eleven) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Brenda Bosch, an international member care […]

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Short-term Mission Trips: Take a Year to Change the World – And Yourself (Guest Post)

December 8, 2011

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{Editor’s Note: This is part 2 of a guest post written by Laura Davis, who, with her husband, Nate, spent a year on a short-term mission trip with Converge Worldwide in Manila, Philippines discovering the needs of young women caught in the snare of human trafficking and building bridges to meet some of those needs.  […]

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Five Ways Bin Laden Has Influenced Missional Church Planting (Part I)

May 2, 2011


[Note: My series on the sending church takes a twist with the news of the death of Bin Laden. Read on to see the relevance of Bin Laden to church planting.] May Day brought with it eternal sunset for Osama Bin Laden.  U.S. special forces deadly blow means special justice for millions of people whose […]

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What a Church Desires from Missionaries

March 31, 2011


In nineteen years of involvement in mission, I have observed three desires that churches place upon missionaries they support:  faithfulness, communication, and relationship. Not every church asks for all three, only the truly committed churches do.  Most churches want some level of two of these aspects, generally, communication and faithfulness.  The church that only requests […]

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