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Seek ye the one percent

by Katie Hearth with DOOR International In Luke 15, the parable of the lost sheep teaches so many beautiful things about the depth of God’s love. The shepherd leaves behind the majority of his flock and livelihood to seek out one lost sheep. God clearly treasures the lost one percent.

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The Legacy of Giving

Every one of us is leaving a legacy to those who come after us. It’s a truth that has been burned into my mind from the days when my three sons were young, over two decades ago. I have made that my focus as a business leader, a financial advisor,

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Making Jesus Famous Among the Nations

This is an article from the May-June 2014 issue of Mission Frontiers. The 7,000 distinct unreached people groups of the world reflect the incredible complexity, diversity, and greatness of our God. One media form will not reach them all. As we pursue the task of world evangelization, we must identify major priorities, ideally

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The People God Loves

The world is a big place and the population of the world is so great it boggles the minds of most of us. How could God love every one of the seven billion people in the world? And yet He does. And He has called us in Christ to announce

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Preparing for a Wave of Generosity

We live in an unprecedented era, a time never seen before in the history of the world as women are entrusted with growing influence. Three formidable trends contribute to this expanding capacity.  #1 Rapid rise in wealth owned by women in America and globally.  Women own over half of all

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Collaborating To Reach Oral Learners

This is an article from the May-June 2014 issue of Mission Frontiers. Global mission agencies, churches and individuals participating in the Finishing the Task initiative share a vision to see churches planted among all unreached and unengaged people groups (UUPGs). The majority of these UUPGs are oral learners.  Foundational to making disciples

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Evangelizing Children with Bible Stories

Children are wired to be oral. If you have preschoolers you’ll likely hear their pleas not to just tell a story, but to tell it again! In Truth That Sticks, Avery Willis and I wrote, “The world is doing a better job of discipling our children to popular culture than

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The Multiplier Factor

Thirteen people gather in a modest living room in central China. Their huge task is to reach and disciple an unreached people of several million. Thinking about this brave small group, we might be reminded of the boy’s bread and fish in John 6: “…how far will they go among

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Strengthening pastors: the epitome of missions strategy today

Training at a pastors conference in Bangladesh some time ago, we were thanking the Lord for 616 pastors from 19 different denominations—a first in that great Muslim land! I came upon a man who introduced himself as “Pastor Islam.” “Eight months ago,” he said, “I was a Muslim. Now I’m

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The Story-Teller, The Dhow, and The Fishers of Men

Orality in Relation to Muslim Communities Coming to Faith This is an article from the May-June 2014 issue of Mission Frontiers. “Can I tell you a story about Isa al Massih1 and some fishermen?” I asked my Muslim friends as we set a lee-ward sail in a handcrafted dhow2 off the

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