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State Missions Coffeehouse

One of our church’s most successful state missions events was the Applause! Coffeehouse. To celebrate what God is doing in our state and promote the state missions offering, the fellowship hall was transformed into a coffeehouse, complete with casual seating and subdued lighting.

Monthly Ideas to Involve Church Members in Missions

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There is good news about sharing the good news! Even if your church is without churchwide WMU or WMU missions organizations, your members can be involved in missions. Check out these monthly ideas for missions and get ready to impact those around you:
 

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Cross-Cultural Missions: Little Acts Go a Long Way

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“They must’ve worked a retail job before.”

One of my coworkers said that the other night as a customer walked out of our coffeehouse. The man had handled a less than ideal situation with such grace and a keen understanding that my friend knew he must’ve been on the other side of the equation before. He must’ve known what it was like to be in our shoes.           

It’s amazing what a little understanding will do.           

Cross-Cultural Missions: Show His Love Unconditionally and Consistently

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Yasin is only 9, but he’s been around long enough to know.           

Long enough to know that Jesus is important. “If I were a superhero, I’d be Victory Man—like ‘victory in Jesus.’”           

Long enough to know that if the church people show up to do a Backyard Bible Club at his Atlanta-area apartment complex, he should call all the children in the neighborhood to come.           

But don’t assume Yasin really knows.          

Cross-Cultural Missions: Don’t Cling to Comfort

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As the big plane backed away from the gate, I sank down into the seat, allowing myself to decompress. I looked out the window, tracing the city with my eyes.   

That out there—that’s a hard place.           

Cross-Cultural Missions: Just Be There and Love

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“She can speak a little English. Just speak really slowly.” With that, my friend left the room.

And there I was, staring at her beautiful friend, her dark eyes nervous in her olive face. I smiled. We swapped what words we could. We hit a lull. And then something unexpected happened.

You’re a Leader! Now What?

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Have you ever had someone say, “Well, now that you’re the leader, what do you want us to do?” Maybe it was a surprise and you found yourself wondering, How did this happen?

Delegation Is a Completed Project

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“Let it go, let it go / Can’t hold it back anymore / Let it go, let it go / Turn away and slam the door! . . . Here I stand and here I’ll stay.”1 These words to a popular song in the 2013 animated movie Frozen speak to us as leaders.

Prayer as Work

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Leadership by Christian women should look radically different from any other type of leadership, because Christian women understand the power of praying. Prayer may be the hardest work Christians do to lead effectively in a world that has moved away from God.

5 Healthy Boundaries in Ministry

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Few jobs bring more satisfaction than serving others in ministries that bring glory to God. Words of advice from experienced leaders can empower those who are just getting started in those ministries.

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