Tag Archive | mission

Faithful in gospel mission: MTC 1 2017

It has been great to have two weeks together, particularly preparing the new group of apprentices as they go out into challenging mission placements all over Kenya (and beyond). Second Timothy was one of our main texts for the fortnight and our expositors drew out very clearly for us that what the Lord is seeking […]

The art of saying No

Sanballat and Geshem sent me this message: “Come, let us meet together in one of the villages on the plain of Ono.” But they were scheming to harm me; so I sent messengers to them with this reply: “I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down. Why should the work stop while […]

Why go?

Why mission? Why evangelism? Why gospel ministry? Why do the hard work of crossing cultural boundaries? Why try to persuade people who are happily unbelieving? Why preach the crazy-sounding message of Christ crucified for sinners? Why risk looking stupid? Why risk persecution and physical harm? Why serve the imperfect church? Why work so hard at […]

Faithful and fruitful in mission – MTC1 2016

We have been reminded recently as a staff team from John 15 that we should be aiming not only at faithfulness (as a steward discharging a duty) but also at a joyful, loving, prayerful, Christlike, tangible, supernatural fruitfulness. At the Ministry Training Course last week we were looking at 2 Timothy and Colossians and seeing there faithfulness […]

Induction 2016: The new team

Great time last weekend with the new team of iServe Africa ministry apprentices. Looking forward to a great year of listening again and again to the gospel together, exploring it, living it out, speaking it, enjoying Jesus more. Here are the notes for apprentices… 5 Keys to Personal Support Raising How to write a prayer […]

India, Cleansing, Biblical Theology and Listening

Another very full Wednesday. Thanks for the second year apprentices keeping going and engaging with it all and to our different facilitators including guest Dr Kevin Oberlin. Thanks and praise most of all to our great God and Saviour who cleansed us once and for all by his own blood. Here are some connected links and […]

Introducing iSTEPS

A number of writers have challenged the notion of ‘short term mission trips’. On one hand we want to be ‘mission-minded’ 24/7. It is not something we should aim to do once a year for a week or two before we run back into the church and shut the doors. It is to be the […]