How Can Missionaries Avoid the Trap of Colonialism?

In the past, missions and colonialism often went hand-in-hand. How can we avoid that trap?

A New Way to Think About Short Term Missions

Our typical way of thinking about short term mission trips can be unhelpful. Here's another way.

What to Look for in a Missionary Candidate

What character qualities does someone need to possess in order to be an effective missionary? Here's a snapshot.

What Do You Do When Speaking Out Could Endanger Your Ministry?

How do we as Christians resist injustice when doing so could threaten our ability to do ministry where God has called us?

Mexico: What We Can Learn From This Expanding Church

More Life Church (Iglesia Más Vida) is extending its influence throughout Mexico and beyond, primarily through volunteers.

Why Missionaries Need a Healthy Relationship With the Local Church—Part 1

Missionaries often look more to a mission board than to the local church, but Paul's example shows us why this shouldn't be.

Why Missionaries Struggle to Relate to the Local Church—Part 2

These obstacles often trip up relationships between missionaries and the church, but there's a deeper reason to keep striving.

How Malaysia and North Korea Inspire Impossible Prayers

Recent breakthroughs in Malaysia and North Korea, traditionally persecutors of the church, inspire us to be fervent in prayer.

What Sustains Missions in the Hardest Places?

If we try to sustain missions in our own strength, our strength will fail; the worship of a great God is what truly sustains us.

Spotlighting Persecution in 7 World Cup Countries

These seven countries in the World Cup are also on Open Doors' list of places where it's hardest to be a Christian.
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