But we live in an era of unprecedented opportunities for God's global mission. What happens when god calls you to follow him? where might jesus take you? What might it cost? And what kind of surprising blessings could it bring you and the world around you? Through sharing his own personal story, Urbana director Tom Lin shows how pursuing God?s call can take us in unexpected directions.
Pursuing God's Call Urbana Onward #ad - . Our challenge today is that we too easily settle for less than God intends for us. As a success-driven harvard student, Tom figured he was headed for a lucrative career in corporate business. But then god called him to a life he never expected.
Spiritual Warfare in Mission Urbana OnwardIVP Books #ad - Be not afraid. When we face harassment and persecution from the principalities and powers, we need to know that Satan is not on equal footing with God. As you make your way into intentional mission and ministry, you may find yourself facing various kinds of opposition and resistance. Temptations may threaten to derail you.
Includes questions for group discussion. Jesus has disarmed the forces of evil through his death and resurrection. Veteran missionaries jack and Mary Anne Voelkel give us confidence that God can overcome the enemy's spiritual attacks on us. He has already achieved the victory. But fear not. You may experience great discouragement or doubt.
Spiritual Warfare in Mission Urbana Onward #ad - And you may even encounter active attack from spiritual forces of evil. We have available to us tremendous resources for spiritual defense and offense, we can take practical, and by putting on the whole armor of God, prayerful steps toward spiritual triumph. Make no mistake―spiritual warfare is real. In the midst of spiritual warfare, the greater reality is that Jesus is Lord over all powers and authorities.
Cross-Cultural Conflict: Building Relationships for Effective MinistryIVP Academic #ad - Whether at home or abroad, communicating with people of other cultures is difficult. Without a good understanding of how different cultures handle conflict, our best intentions may only make matters worse. With an eye out for biblical principles, he looks at a variety of sticky questions in Scripture. Pastors, evangelists, businesspeople, missionaries, students--anyone who wants to communicate more effectively with neighbors and colleagues--will find this book immensely helpful.
Cross-Cultural Conflict: Building Relationships for Effective Ministry #ad - It requires new ways of thinking and interpreting the world. Elmer gives numerous stories and examples from his experience and from others' to show how handling conflict well builds solid relationships. When conflict arises, as it often does, the issues become even more confusing. With a particular focus on asian and hispanic cultures at home and around the world and on African culture, Duane Elmer walks readers through various types of conflict and shows how they can be handled effectively and appropriately.
This is a book not just of theory but of practical models of conflict resolution.
Spiritual Warfare Lifeguide Bible StudiesIVP Connect #ad - These studies will deepen your understanding of spiritual warfare and direct you to God-given sources of power, assurance and hope. What is spiritual warfare? how can i recognize it? In what ways does it affect me? The Bible has much to say about the temptations and struggles you face day by day.
Changing World, Unchanging Mission: Responding to Global ChallengesIVP Books #ad - Technology and social media have transformed how people interact. While the world is fluid, God's mission endures. How should the church mobilize to reach the world? Now more than ever before, Christians need to be aware of the changing landscape before us. Discover anew how the eternal gospel can make its way to every tribe and nation.
Missions expert david sills shares this one-stop shop of key global challenges confronting Christian mission in the twenty-first century. Despite recent advances and innovations, countless people groups across the globe still lack access to the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel coalition top books of 2015 in International Outreach The world continues to globalize and urbanize at a rapid pace.
Changing World, Unchanging Mission: Responding to Global Challenges #ad - In ten topical chapters he identifies ways practitioners can be faithful to God's call, reach oral learners, conduct short-term missions responsibly, help without hurting, engage in business as mission strategically and much more.