March 21, 2016

What to do when your boss doesn't share your faith

By Guest Blogger

Prior to full-time vocational ministry, I worked in the banking world. Most of the men and women for whom I worked did not share my faith. And, admittedly, this presented some challenging moments for me.

Recently, I read through the book of Daniel. As I read this text, I began to notice the working relationship between Daniel and the kings under which he served. Initially, none believed in his God. How did he work under their authority? And what lessons can we learn?

For those who find themselves working for a boss who doesn’t share your faith (which is probably most), here…

November 30, 2015

How working abroad changed me

By Guest Blogger

Living and working as an expatriate for an American company in a large city in East Asia for slightly over three years was a huge blessing for me, and God used that experience to significantly impact my life.  He changed my life through that experience in the following ways:  increased humility, strengthened Christian worldview, and fueled passion for sharing the gospel.

God used the experience to really humble me.  First, there was the language that served as a humbling tool.  I have so much more of an appreciation for people who speak more than one language and especially those…

June 12, 2015

10 practical ways to reach out to Muslims during Ramadan

By juliemasson

Beginning on June 17th, Muslims all over the world will begin a month long fast as part of Ramandan. From sun-up to sun-down, observers will abstain from food, drink and sex. Families and friends gather together at sunset to break the fast with a large meal.

Our partner, IMB, has prepared an amazing guide to help you know how to pray for Muslims during this time. Each day of the month provides specific things to pray for and background on the holiday. Furthermore, it provides 10 tips to reach out to Muslims. Whether you work in a Muslim country or live…

January 30, 2015

What does it mean to be a tentmaker?

By juliemasson

Before we get started, I want to be clear that your definition of a tentmaker is probably not the same as mine. I come from a background of vocational missionary work. When God opened up my eyes to the Church's responsibility to take the Gospel to the nations, I assumed He was calling me to become a front line church planter and missionary in another country. I was burdened for the lost. I wanted to see people from every tribe, tongue and nation come to know Jesus as their savior. Then I actually spent a summer, and later in life, 2 whole years "being a missionary."

As it…