On Evangelism and Fear

My hands were sweating, and my heart was beating with that heavy, shake-inducing kind of rhythm that I normally only got when looking down from precarious heights. I trembled a tiny bit when handing the woman a small pamphlet about faith. I looked at her, gathered my courage and asked “Would you like to talk with me about Jesus?” She …

Discipleship and the Local Church

Discipleship. What comes to your mind when you think of this word? The need for a discipleship program in your church or hometown? A picture of Jesus wowing the first disciples with miracles, or mesmerizing them with His words? Hopeless confusion as to what Jesus really meant by the Great Commission? Bitter cynicism as result of good intentions gone south? …

10 Ways to Recover from a Missions Trip (Part 2)

Read Part 1 of this series here. Returning home after a missions trip isn’t always an easy transition. You’ve experienced a new culture, bonded with unique people, and maybe even shared the gospel in another language. You’ve been pushed out of your comfort, and your relationship with God has never been better. But as you drop your luggage on the …