vol 5 issue 4 spotlight
Compelled to make disciples through Hispanic Ministries
by Rolando Rodriguez on July 13, 2017 in great commission team
"And Jesus appointed twelve, that they might be with him." Mark 3:14
The problem in this world is not the economy. If so, God would have sent us an economist. The problem of the world is not education. If so, God would have sent an educator. The problem of this world is called sin, so God sent us a Savior. God's plan to change the world is: "Make Disciples". The message of our Lord Jesus Christ to his disciples after his resurrection, and before He ascended to heaven was: "Therefore go and make disciples." (Matthew 28:19)
I have found in some Hispanic churches today, leaders are involved in so many things, except in...
Project:Start helps Kenyan church expand capacity for refugee ministry
by Kalie Lowrie on July 13, 2017 in great commandment
In January, members of Upendo Baptist Church in Garland gathered to pray and fast that God would grow their church.
Only a week later, Pastor Shadrack Ruto was connected to 60 people in search of a new church home. The initial three visitors to the church were not from a Kenyan background, like the majority of the church membership, but were refugees from the Central African Republic who lived within 10 miles of the church. The families had recently moved to the United States from refugee camps. Ruto heard story after story of trauma and need from the families and the church leaders gathered to see how they could help.
Intercultural churches connect people groups to the Gospel
by Kalie Lowrie on July 13, 2017 in great commission
By Kalie Lowrie and Analiz G. Schremmer
In heaven, people of every tongue, tribe and nation will worship together, yet we tend to separate ourselves out when congregate. At first glance, it may seem wrong to serve separately, but when you put yourself in the shoes of a recent immigrant, trying to navigate around a foreign culture and an unknown language, it makes perfect sense.
“If you go visit a church where you can’t understand the language, and the culture is confusing, how are you going to meet Christ?” asked Intercultural Ministries Director Patty Lane. “Even if you do somehow meet Christ, how are you going to get...
Filling Hearts through Lunch Program
by Analiz G. Schremmer on July 13, 2017 in great commandment
By Analiz G. Schremmer
Every Wednesday, at least 300 people line up outside of New Light Baptist Church of Lubbock for a sack lunch. They receive food, but are also served a helping of love, respect and kindness.
“I don’t care what they look like or what their hygiene is like, we will treat them with dignity and respect,” said New Light Baptist Church Pastor Kenneth Jackson. “I think a lot of them are shocked by the reception they get; but we are Christians so we are supposed to be full of compassion.”
The Love and Lunch program started in 2008 with a distribution of 15 sack lunches. Jackson said...
Hacer discípulos a través de Ministerios Hispanos
by Rolando Rodriguez on July 13, 2017 in great commission
“Y Jesús estableció a doce, para que estuviesen con él.” (Marcos 3:14)
El problema de este mundo no es la economía. Si así fuera, Dios nos hubiera enviado a un economista. El problema del mundo no es la educación. Si así fuera, Dios hubiera enviado a un educador. El problema de este mundo es el pecado, por eso Dios envió a un Salvador. El plan de Dios para cambiar el mundo es: “Hacer Discípulos”. El mensaje de nuestro Señor Jesucristo a sus discípulos después de su resurrección y antes de ascender al cielo fue: “Por tanto id y haced discípulos.” (Mateo 28:19)
La iglesia de hoy en día está...