Category: Discipleship

Today, I want to draw your attention to another research article from the Brookings institute concerning migration in the United States. Notice I said migration, not immigration. Of course, this article deals with the latter, but there is more going on that foreign-born people moving into the US. Instead, this article compares two very important trends for urban missions: international immigration and domestic migration. We are all familiar with the idea of international immigration. It is all over the news right now. Many of us, though, are less familiar with the idea of domestic migration, or people moving from one…

Read More In the news: Where immigrant growth matters most

Discipleship Peoples Next Door

The following is a quote from Andrew Fuller reflecting on a conversation with William Carey: “Our undertaking to India really appeared to me, on its commencement, to be somewhat like a few men, who were deliberating about the importance of penetrating into a deep mine, which had never before been explored. We had no one to guide us, and while we were thus deliberating, [William] Carey, as it were, said, ‘Well, I will go down if you will hold the rope.’ But before he went down, (continued Mr. Fuller,) he, as it seemed to me, took an oath from each of us,…

Read More Sending Missionaries is More Than Putting Them on an Airplane

Discipleship Peoples Next Door

  I was initially going to apologize to Joshua Harris for stealing the title from his previous book, but after I wrote this post I discovered he had written a whole book on this topic as well. Click here to get a copy of his book, Stop Dating the Church. Moving to college was the first time I had to find a new church. My situation was probably similar to many who read this blog. I was 18 and was always part of my family’s church. In fact, we were dedicated members of my home church. My parents were both involved…

Read More I Kissed “Dating the Church” Goodbye, and You Should Too

Discipleship Peoples Next Door