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The mystery of ‘the mission field’

When we think of full-time Christian service or ministry, we tend to think of a person working overseas somewhere or perhaps serving locally as a pastor or church leader. We probably don’t think of digging trenches, re-fitting apartments, felling trees and fixing leaky taps. But that’s my full-time Christian ministry.

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Gen12: what happened after everyone went home?

At last month’s Gen12 conference, ‘Gather to scatter’, almost 200 people came together at BST to find out more about cross-cultural mission. That gathering day was full of great challenges, learning and encouragements. But what about the scattering? How have people been better engaged in taking God’s word to the world since walking out the door of Gen12?

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Where are all the Greek geeks?

Knowledge of anatomy is a basic tool for medicine, so students who fail anatomy will not be allowed to become doctors. Maths is a basic tool for engineering, so students who fail maths will not be allowed to become engineers. Most of us will say that such standards are proper, especially when our bodies or our houses are on the line. Yet, when it comes to things far more important – our spiritual and eternal wellbeing – our standards and expectations can be so much lower.

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A day in the life of… a Bible translator

It’s 4.30am and I (Sue) am surprisingly bright-eyed. I actually woke up before my alarm was set to go off. But why the excitement? Today I’m joining a group of people in the southern Philippines to celebrate the translation of the New Testament into their own language!

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Judas vs. Peter

Judas is the quintessential villain of the Bible. Peter is the clumsy but loveable sidekick. We know who’s the goodie and who’s the baddie – right? It can be easy to assume that Judas was doomed from the start, rotten at the core, and that’s why he met a sticky end. Yet he and Peter are more similar than we realise…

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Opportunity knocks on 22/07/13

This week’s top ten ministry work opportunities include being a church-planter in Thailand, a member of a Christian media and arts team in Peru, a pre-school support worker in Mozambique and an evangelist in Italy…

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