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Training Success Rate

From The M Blog: What a week: MONDAY: I spent the day compiling our team’s “Annual Statistical Report” (ASR) for 2007. These are the indicators that the International Mission Board uses to help us evaluate our work over the past year. The 4:1 ratio of people trained and people actually implementing the training continues to […]

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Missions by Gladys

Writing about Gladys Aylward, Noel Piper says about missions today: “For a missionary candidate now, in the whirlwind of letters, visits, biblical teaching, and presentations about future ministry–the activities that will raise interest and money–sometimes it might be easy to lose clear sight of the true source of support. And missionaries aren’t the only ones […]

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Missionaries, younger children, and senior citizens

Missionaries, younger children, and senior citizens. What do these three groups have in common? I wondered this when I read an advertising blurb for LcdBible on The CrossWire Bible Society site. * Limited functionality (only The World English Bible, no commentaries or dictionaries) * Simple for missionaries, children, or seniors. * Small 500kb download including […]

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Missionaries and Alzheimer's patients

What do missionaries have in common with Alzheimer’s patients? It’s a question that I don’t have an answer to. The question was prompted by the recent post Churches Do The Darndest Things on Blue Passport, the blog of veteran missionary R.G. Lewis. Standing in the front row listening to the worship music, the pastor leaned […]

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Faces of the World

To promote the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, the Southern Baptists have produced this sobering 1-minute video. It is a powerful reminder of how far we still have to go to reach the world with the gospel. But I can’t help wondering how far $150 million will go… (HT: The M Blog)

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Furloughing in America

Lingamish has a fascinating post about their time spent on -furlough- -home ministry asignment- +furlough+ (“home ministry assignment may be the “correct” term now, but it still doesn’t come off my tongue nicely) in the U.S. Window On The World: Hospitality in Africa � Lingamish bq. American Christians are amazingly generous. They have faithfully supported […]

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free e-book: Serving as Senders

The highly regarded missions guide Serving as Senders is available online.

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free e-book: Where There is No Doctor

The classic text _Where There Is No Doctor_ by David Werner is now available as a free e-book. There are individual PDF files for each chapter. Check it out at http://www.healthwrights.org/books/WTINDonline.htm

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The best outreach opportunity in 2,000 years?

bq. Less than *one-tenth of one percent* of those who saw [ _The Passion of the Christ_ ] stated that they made a profession of faith or accepted Jesus Christ as their savior in reaction to the film’s content. This according to George Barna. I don’t often find myself agreeing with Brian McClaren; however, he […]

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Evangelistic effort?

bq. It takes 86 church members in America one year to reach a person for Christ. So says Thom Rainer. Even if the research is only somewhat accurate, this is concerning. Where is our evangelistic zeal?

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