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Ministry in China looks different post-pandemic – Mission Network News

China (MNN) — Around the world, countries like China are rolling back pandemic-related restrictions. During the journey back to a new normal, many ministries are finally able to return to the methods theyre used to for doing ministry. But not everything is simply going to revert back to pre-pandemic ministry. In fact, China Partner reports... Read more

Pandemic provides space for ministry innovation – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — An ancient Chinese proverb reads: When the winds of change blow, some people build walls. Others build windmills. Its a quote often used to inspire innovation something a Cru leader says is vital to navigating COVID-19 restrictions. People dont innovate until they really are forced to innovate. Sometimes, just one constraint will... Read more

U.K. Christian Ministry Loses Bank Accounts after Campaign by LGBT Critics

U.K. Christian Ministry Loses Bank Accounts after Campaign by LGBT Critics A Christian ministry in the United Kingdom recently received death threats, had its bank accounts closed, and saw Instagram and Facebook removed content from their pages. In addition, Core Issues Trust, which is committed to supporting men and women who voluntarily want... Read more

Podcast: The Blessings and Burdens of Pastoral Ministry (Jeff Robinson)

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. Perservering in Ministry In this episode, Jeff Robinson, coeditor of Faithful Endurance: The Joy of Shepherding People for a Lifetime, discusses the unique blessings and burdens of pastoral ministry. He reflects on the challenging seasons in ministry from his own lifeseasons when he contemplated leaving... Read more

Free Stuff Fridays (Ministry Network) – Tim Challies

This week the blog has been sponsored by Ministry Network by Westminster, and today they are giving away some free memberships. But what if things were different? Are you often discouraged by social media? If youre like us, then the answer is Yes! The big social media companies pretend to be freebut in reality, you... Read more

Deaf ministry celebrates the big five – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — The first five years of a childs life are critical. As described here, 85-percent of a childs brain develops within this time. The first five years are vital for Deaf ministry, too. CEO Chantel Pagan says Deaf Bible Society marks a half-decade of ministry this summer. We are so excited to look... Read more

Prison ministry to begin in Nepal – Mission Network News

Nepal (MNN) — Prisons around the world were faced with a tough dilemma once the pandemic made it clear it was here to stay. Some prisons restricted visitors; others moved prisoners into solitary confinement; several even released prisoners under special restrictions. But one thing they all had in common was minimizing contact with the outside... Read more

Charles Spurgeon and the Ministry of Church Planting

Acts 29: Churches Planting Churches Few pastors are more beloved than Charles Spurgeon. The prince of preachers delivered thousands of sermons, wrote scores of books, founded a theological college, oversaw an orphanage, and much more during his lifetime. He worked tirelessly to win souls for Christ. The missionary David Livingstone once asked him, How can... Read more

Paycheck Protection Program Fund Saved over 665,000 Ministry Jobs

Paycheck Protection Program Fund Saved over 665,000 Ministry Jobs A new report released last week showed that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) rescued over 665,000 jobs for churches and ministries across the country.The PPP was part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed in March in order to help... Read more

Is Youth Ministry Obsolete?

What’s the purpose of youth ministry? I, along with many other youth workers, have been asking this question for more than a few years. We often compete with basketball, ballet, and Beta Club for the limited time and attention of their students. Sadly, youth ministry often doesn’t make the cut. Why is that, especially since... Read more

South Korea Bible launch saga continues as officials target ministry – Mission Network News

South Korea (MNN) — Its a bittersweet new week in South Korea. Last week brought perfect conditions to launch four Bible balloons into North Korea, which only happens a handful of times each year. As described here, ministry staff tracks each balloons journey across the border using GPS transmitters. Stress, however, remains high for Pastor... Read more

Womens Ministry in a You Do You World

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Tony Merida: Welcome to “Churches Planting Churches” a podcast on the theology and practice of church planting. I’m your host, Tony Merida. Our church plants are filled with godly women who co-labor with... Read more

Baptist Ministry Sues Illinois over Law that Forces it to Cover Abortions

Baptist Ministry Sues Illinois over Law that Forces it to Cover Abortions A Baptist organization filed suit Wednesday against the state of Illinois over a new law that forces it to provide abortion coverage as part of its employee health insurance plan.At issue is the Illinois Reproductive Health Act of 2019, which requires... Read more

2 Billion Gospel Presentations: Online Evangelism Ministry Passes Milestone

2 Billion Gospel Presentations: Online Evangelism Ministry Passes Milestone A leading online evangelism ministry reached a major milestone in May by delivering its 2 billionth gospel presentation, some 15 years after it was founded by one of the original employees of Apple.Global Ministry Outreach, which celebrated its 2 billionth online gospel presentation on... Read more

Ministry partners thrown into “abject poverty” during pandemic – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — Its no secret that nearly every corner of the world has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, Bruce Smith of Wycliffe Associates took to social media to share personal accounts from field partners: Heart. Broken. Just received a letter from a close friend and partner in Bible translation, … thrown into... Read more

AMGs radio ministry provides a safe way for many to hear the Gospel – Mission Network News

International (MNN) AMG Internationals radio ministry shares the Gospel message all over the world, leading many to faith in Jesus. AMGs Bill Passons explains that AMG has a long history of media ministry, but their radio ministry only began about 20 years ago. He believes that it remains a very relevant ministry, particularly for evangelism.... Read more

OUR MINIVAN MINISTRY

I spend a lot of time in my van. I am a busy homeschooling mom of three active kids, and a lot of our talks about God happen while on the road. It is important to me to have Jesus as the driving force in our family. When we moved from Kentucky to Nashville, Tennessee,... Read more

TGC Podcast: 6 Ways to Watch Your Heart in Ministry

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Ellen Dykas: I’d like to begin our time this afternoon with a letter. “Dear friends and faithful supporters, I want to thank you for your years of support in so many ways. But... Read more

The Missions Field in Our Backyard: Diaspora Ministry Is Nothing New

As of 2017, more than a quarter of a billion people worldwide lived outside their country of birth. In the United States and abroad, this is big newsthe stuff of political wrangling and late-night talk show monologues. The global movement of peoples is at an all-time high, with the West as a preferred destination. This... Read more

5 Lessons from Spurgeons Ministry in a Cholera Outbreak

As reports of the coronavirus spread around the world, pastors and church leaders are discussing how they should respond to the outbreak. Throughout church history, many pastors have worked through similar challenges. As a young village preacher, Charles Spurgeon admired the Puritan ministers who stayed behind to care for the sick and dying during the... Read more

Ministry Is Being a Priest to God and One Another

One of the most significant errors facing the Protestant reformers was the view that there were two classes of Christians. One was ordinary Christians, the other was truly spiritual Christiansthat is, those who worked full-time for the Lord in the priesthood, monastery, and nunnery. Ordinary Christians may do vital work, but their vocation could never... Read more

The Decade-Old Ministry Book That Envisioned the Pandemic

Colin Marshall and Tony Payne arent prophets or sons of prophets (so they say). But in their book The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift That Changes Everything (Matthias Media, 2009), they concluded with a mental experiment about a pandemic that sounds eerily close to what were currently experiencing: Imagine that the pandemic swept... Read more

Ravi Zacharias dies aged 74 – From a teenage sceptic to 48 glorious years of Christian ministry

Ravi Zacharias and his wife Margie(Photo: RZIM)Apologist Ravi Zacharias passed away this morning at his home in Atlanta, following a brief battle with bone cancer. He was 74.The Christian apologist was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer in March 2020 after going in for back surgery on February 20. Since then, he had... Read more

How COVID-19 is affecting U.S. prison ministry - Mission Network News

How COVID-19 is affecting U.S. jail ministry – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] USA (MNN) — One of many hardest issues about being in jail is the loneliness and sense of being lower off from the world. However its even worse throughout a pandemic lockdown. Due to COVID-19, guests to prisons are restricted;Crossroads Jail Ministries was even anxious that the mail system could be shut down. Crossroads... Read more

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Jordanian ministry serves refugee and orphaned kids – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Jordan (MNN) Refugees and orphans flooding into Jordan are receiving remedy and life ability coaching via Al Hadaf, a ministry whose title means the aim. Maran Maayah, founding father of Al Hadaf, explains that God positioned a burden on her coronary heart to assist orphan and refugee kids. The imaginative and prescient was birthed... Read more