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The Innovation Crisis

The Innovation Crisis

An interview with the author Ted Esler, President of Missio Nexus What’s the big idea?    I am often asked by ministry leaders, “Ted, who is being innovative right now that we might be able to learn from?” I found myself short on answers and realized that innovation...

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What Drives us?

What Drives us?

Our passion is to see a movement of local churches rise up and take their place in the greatest movement in history, namely the Great Commission.  We long to see churches join God in His invincible, unthwartable mission to fill heaven with worshipers from all nations,...

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REMEMBERING THE NATIONS ON GOOD FRIDAY

REMEMBERING THE NATIONS ON GOOD FRIDAY

      “And they sang a new song, saying, ‘Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom...

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Will Churches Prioritize Missions in 2021?

Will Churches Prioritize Missions in 2021?

A friend of mine that served with me as an intern many years ago recently asked me, “Are you finding churches less active in missions today because of COVID, civil unrest, and ethnic tensions? Are they focusing more now on staying afloat and on domestic needs?” I...

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Making The Most Of The Time

Making The Most Of The Time

Paul the Apostle, in Ephesians 5:15-16 wrote, “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” The Apostle urged Ephesian Christians to redeem the time, literally to “buy up the opportunities”...

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The Good News About Bad News

The Good News About Bad News

The Good News About Bad News “Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always...

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After Easter Musings: Jesus’ Final Teaching

After Easter Musings: Jesus’ Final Teaching

Six weeks after the Resurrection, Luke records what is likely to have been Jesus’ last message to His disciples.  Don’t rush past that, pause…this was his final teaching before ascending to heaven. Lean in closely, listen with rapt attention…pause then pause again....

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Making Mobilization a Top Priority

Making Mobilization a Top Priority

There is widespread awareness that the global missions movement would be appreciably enhanced if more local churches could be brought into meaningful engagement. But for that to happen we need more missions education and mobilization at the local church level....

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