Tag: Great Commission

Calvary Global Network: Points on Successful Church Planting

Nothing excites me more than to see new churches planted. New churches mean souls being saved, lives being changed, God being worshiped, more churches being planted and the kingdom of God growing. Who isn’t excited about that? I’ll be at tw...

Reframing the Gospel for the Nations in Our Neighborhoods

When Jesus told Mary that He wasn't inclined to intervene to rescue the honor and reputation of a family that was about to suffer the consequences of their own pride, her culturally produced response moved Him to change His mind. The cultu...

Similarities Between Esther and Local Churches

Esther needed a Mordecai moment and message–and so do many local churches today. "For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will peri...

Seven Moments That Demonstrate Global Missions Matter

When an individual Christian or the key leaders and members of a local church come to understand the bigger picture of God’s plan for humanity that He has recorded in His written Word, His Spirit will move them to engage at whatever level p...

Life on Mission: Called, Equipped and Sent Part 1

Looking back at Luke 9:1-17, I want to focus on the flow of the ministry of Jesus in the region of Galilee. His public ministry there started when He went to two sets of brothers who were engaged in a profitable fishing business on the Sea ...

Why International Missions are Vital to the Church Today

Modern churches may question the necessity of international missions outreach. After all, isn’t it enough that we reach our local community for Christ? Is it important for every local church to reach beyond its neighborhood to bring the mes...