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Business as Mission

The Danger of the Term “Missionary” By Larry Sharp Missionaries have been identified as the ones tasked with making disciples, planting churches and witnessing cross-culturally to the grace of God. But there are three reasons why I think the word missionary has served...

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The Upstream Collective – Partner Interview

Sixteen:Fifteen is honored to swing swords with the Upstream Collective, and blessed to have them  as a strategic ministry partner.  You'll definitely want to "lean in" to hear what they have to say...we trust that it will encourage your heart and equip your mind....

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Why Easter Is My Favorite Holiday

As a child, I suppose my favorite holiday was Christmas.  An explanation probably isn’t necessary, right?  What child doesn’t love Christmas?But now I am 42 years old…the reality that life can be hard and painful and that we all have an appointment with death can no...

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Why I Am Not a Missionary!

Guest Blogby Larry SharpMy wife, Vicki, and I have been career missionaries for over forty years.  Being a missionary has been my identity, both overseas in Latin America and in my executive position in North America.  Churches and individuals have supported us...

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To Send or Not to Send?

Should the local church in America still be sending missionaries to the ends of the earth?  Let's continue the conversation.....In many cases, sending just a portion of our surplus, $50 to $100 each month, will provide support for one full-time national worker.  While...

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