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What churches should know: Protecting their missionaries

by Bob Klamser on 06/19/2017 Not too many years ago, one of the major tasks of the missions pastor (or missions committee) of a local church was to find as many ways as possible to tell the story of the church’s missionaries. We...

Mission briefing: Infinitely reproducible

by By Howard Culbertson on 06/12/2017 It’s been 45 years since I sat in missions classes under Paul Orjala.  Notwithstanding all the time that has gone by, one Orjala phrase – “infinitely reproducible” – still rings in my ears....

Frailty and mission

by By Arthur Snijders on 06/05/2017 The room was filled with many South Asian leaders, waiting for one of their number to give the morning’s devotional message about the third core value of the Church of the Nazarene: We are a...

Mission briefing: Contextualization

by By Howard Culbertson on 05/31/2017 When believers from one culture introduce the “unchanging gospel” to people of another culture, how do they keep the Good News from being dismissed as a foreign import? The short answer is one word:...

'Where the Church is not yet'

by By Howard Culbertson on 04/27/2017 Nazarene Global Mission Director Verne Ward often says we must fix our sights on places “where the Church is not yet.”  That phrase paints word pictures that should stir us to intercessory...

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