GSI is co-leading a Business-as-Mission Missions Agency Workgroup. In conjunction with this, Heather recently attended a conference organized by our partner BAM Global Network. Here are her observations and insights:...
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The simple lifestyle has recently become trendy in the West. You can go on a mindfulness retreat and pay someone to take your cell phone away from you. The KonMari de-cluttering method claims we can change our lives by throwing out everything in our house that doesn’t give...
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Work is Wonderful

Have you ever thought of God as a worker? Because that's what He is: God made the world and keeps it going (Psalm 145). We humans are to work too – not alone, but with and for God as His managers (Genesis 1:28). He tells us to be creative like He is, and to add value. Whic...
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Part 8 of 8: Confidence

March 18, 2016
"It's not about the money, money, money". Thus spake pop vixen Jesse J a few years back. From the mouths of babes comes wisdom? Of course she also sang "Ain't about the (uh) ch-ch-ching ch-ching, ain't about the (yeah) bl-bling-bl-bling" in the same song, so forgive me if ...
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Prosperity and Poverty

Unless you live in a cave, you will have heard of the astronomical amount of money won in the recent Powerball lottery in the USA. $1.6 billion, split three ways. To put that in perspective, a lottery was worth more than the Gross National Product of 31 different countries (...
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Our Relationship Between Mission and Eschatology (Part II)

"It should come as no surprise that the recovery of the eschatological dimension is manifested particularly clearly in missionary circles. From the very beginning of the Christian church, there appeared to have been a peculiar affinity between the missionary enterprise and...
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The Relationship Between Missiology and Eschatology (Part One)

When we talk about the fulfillment of the Great Commission, like it or not, we really also have to talk about eschatology. But the question of our end times belief seems an issue many Christians today would prefer to avoid. Sure, we are happy to see the Church grow and for g...
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Part 4: Missiology

February 11, 2016

What is OM’s missiology? What is yours?

The global Church spends many millions of dollars and commits many thousands of people every year to mission activity. And yet, for the large majority of us, we would be hard pressed to clarify our missiology in any coherent manner. Is there any other enterprise on such a sc...
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Part 3: Missional Urgency

January 25, 2016

Three Factors in the Church That Affect Our Missional Urgency

The Church is a living organism and, as such, it grows, changes, and goes through phases. It also suffers from viral infections. There are a number of beliefs present in various parts of the Body of Christ that cause damage to their host. Such beliefs can cause more damage t...
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The Task Remaining: Part II

January 14, 2016
Jason Mandryk explores why the task of reaching every person with the Gospel remains so huge. The greatest challenge we face with the Great Commission is the plain fact that it is indeed so very giant in scale. The Annual Statistical Table of the IBMR (International Bulleti...
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