servant test

Servant Test

My favorite story told by a pastor of a church I attended was of his early days as a believer. Within the first year of becoming a Christian he knew he wanted to go into the ministry. He studied the Bible, he had a regular “quiet time,” and he volunteered...

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God shapes us by revealing our motivation

Motivation Test

Why are you in ministry? Why do you want to go into the mission field? I have a confession: I had many motivations for going to the mission field. Most were noble, but some were self-serving. I wanted to bring the gospel to the unreached. I was motivated to serve...

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team covenant

Short-term Mission Trip Team Covenant

The one place you can’t wing-it is building a successful short-term mission team. The operative word is team. While people on the team will undoubtedly come from different ethnic, social, and vocational backgrounds, they must function as a single unit with a pre-determined purpose. Each person on the team will...

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