By Many or By Few

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As a local church pastor, I went on several visits with a church elder trying to reclaim missing members. After knocking on several doors, we sat in the car and debriefed about the experience. His assessment shocked me: “Pastor, I believe we have enough members. What we need are disciples!” He was right. Matthew 28:19 calls us specifically to make …

The Budget Miracle

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“Your GYC mission trip food budget is only $7000 US dollars?” Our local Iceland mission trip contact questioned somewhat dubiously as we traipsed through an Icelandic grocery store. “I don’t know if that’s possible.” He explained that he had been involved in cooking for church retreats and other groups there many times and that it took much more money than …

The Power of an Example

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The GYC Iceland missionary experience has helped me grow spiritually and improved my prayer life tremendously. When I began, I had anxieties about meeting new people in a new country. I didn’t have this problem back home and at other GYC outreach programs in Baltimore, Louisville, and Seattle. But this time things were different. I felt scared of rejection, lost …

Melting Iceland – A New Approach to Missions

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For decades, mission has been viewed as a largely human endeavor with three simple ingredients: come up with a plan, enter a target country, and then execute the plan. But what would mission look like as a primarily divine endeavor? What would it look like to do something so simple and yet so full of faith and trust in God …

God Provides

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Brum-brum. Brrrrrrum. Scre-e-eech. Hiss! A large truck carrying the massive pressed-block machine stopped at 1 a.m. on our narrow road in Phnom Penh to begin what would turn into several hours of unloading. The middle of the night is the only time they make big deliveries here because traffic is too heavy for trucks during the day. Thank you to …

To the End – Re-cap

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At the cusp of the new year 3,144 young Seventh-day Adventists gathered for GYC 2018. Under the banner “To The End”, like-minded individuals from a diverse collective of countries, colleges, and upbringings met to share ideas, cultivate networks, and take Christ’s Great Commission to their world. “Jesus had a vision that every young person become a spirit-filled missionary to the …

The Ideals of Three Letters

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They are only three letters, but the context associated with them has now become vast and varied. In this movement’s history, the letters G Y and C were an acronym for the General Youth Conference, Generation of Youth for Christ, and now currently Generation. Youth. Christ. Call it reinventing ourselves, adaption for the times, or whatever other incredible reason, these …

Coming Out Ministries New Documentary!

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‘Coming Out’ Ministries has been working on a documentary for the last 3 years. We feel that there are many people who are struggling in a world of sexual confusion and as we have been presenting on all kinds of damage that exists in the world (as we present around internationally) we realize that we are speaking about the ‘sin’ …

Generations

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John mounted, shifted his saddle bags, waved to his family, and wheeling his horse around rode away. He was following God’s call to preach His soon return to an apathetic world. John traveled across the young American countryside, and through him, hundreds found God’s strength waiting for them and peaceful excitement knowing He would take them home soon. He was …

7 Considerations Before You Vote

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It seems like everyone and their grandma is talking politics and who they’re going to vote for, or not. You have church leaders, pastors, Xers, and millennials feverish about the presidential candidates. Everyday you see people you know on Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms spewing demeaning chatter from both sides of the aisle. And it’s ugly. This is concerning because …