Missions Misunderstood » Missions

Posted May 8th, 2006 by E. Goodman

Every year, Southern Baptists from across the United States get together in an annual Convention. This is a time for them to discuss denominational direction, elect leaders, and share what God is doing. One key part of the meeting is the proposal of resolutions. These are actions that members would like the denomination as a […]

Filed under:Missions, Misunderstood, Strategy, Subculture Posted April 23rd, 2006 by E. Goodman

1. Kate Winslet was in Titanic with Leonardo DiCaprio2. Leonardo DiCaprio was in Catch Me If You Can with Tom Hanks3. Tom Hanks was in Apollo 13 with Kevin Bacon You’re probably familiar with the game “Six Degrees of Separation (Kevin Bacon),” where one player picks an actor, and the other players list a string […]

Filed under:Missiology, Missions, Strategy Posted April 8th, 2006 by E. Goodman

I have devoted the last four years of my life to the study of a language and culture that are not my own. When I started, I thought of these people only in stereotypes and generalities. Every new observation or bit of insight was applied to the whole. “Everyone here,” I can remember thinking, “hates […]

Filed under:Communication, Missions, Planting, Strategy Posted April 3rd, 2006 by E. Goodman

One of the most difficult things about this job, as any professional minister will tell you, is figuring out what the job is. Sure, lots of churches go to great lengths to define the roles of their staff members. And I answered a pretty well-written job request when I came to the field. But no […]

Filed under:Missions, Misunderstood, Strategy