Author Archives: Bethany

Ellie’s Message

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Our missions calling is not exclusive to me and Joe but it extends to our children. We want to be a family that serves the Lord together. Even the littlest among us have a role to play in the Church and in the Great Commission. Ellie, who is only 4 years old, can’t wait to…

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4 Lessons from my first week of Prayer Ministry

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Last week I committed myself to the ministry of prayer in a way I never have before. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve prayed before. A lot. Prayer is vital, essential, and top priority in my life and in our family. However, last week we began sending out support letters to all of our family,…

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#GivingTuesday

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Giving Tuesday I don’t know about you but I have been bombarded by major non-profit organizations vying for my donations. Red Cross. YMCA. American Cancer Society. I have even seen a few mission organizations campaigning for these coveted donations (oops, maybe wrong adjective). I have not seen a single missionary yet doing their own #GivingTuesday…

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What Will You Do? :: First Term Vision and Plan

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Missions is often understood in the form of short-term service-oriented projects, such as medical missions or disaster relief or building projects. Being church planting missionaries to a first-world country, it can be challenging to explain exactly what we will do. What does daily life and ministry look like for a church planter or missionary in…

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Pastoral Calling

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  Joe: I remember as a child always being drawn towards the “outsiders”, the oldest or the youngest kids in school, or others who for whatever reason didn’t seem to fit in as well with the rest. I would approach them, listen to their stories, and try to encourage them in whatever ways I could.…

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Missions in Motion

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We have the honor of being missions feature in our church’s monthly newsletter, Chapel Chat. Here is a copy for those of you who aren’t a member of TCC or don’t get the monthly Chapel Chat. “MISSIONS IN MOTION Last month’s article mentioned two couples affiliated with our church who are preparing for the mission…

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June 2018 – Partnership Ministry + Marseille Mobilization

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PARTNERSHIP MINISTRY  Last month we completed our Partnership Ministry training with Kingdom Come Training, and we have fully launched and embraced this foundational ministry opportunity. We love connecting and investing in relationships, especially those built on God’s Gospel of Grace. We have had several wonderful ministry moments, and can’t wait for the ones to come.…

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May 2018 – BIG NEWS: back in the game with a new organization

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BIG NEWS! We have found a new organization, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! In our last email, we informed you that we were no longer with World Team due to unforeseen events on the field in France. We then put all of our energy in to researching, contacting, interviewing, and praying over other missions…

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6 Ways to be a Missionary Advocate

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I recently created a new Ministry Information Packet (click for PDF). It is based off of our old one which detailed our prospective ministry with World Team and our target location. In our new one I have expanded some sections to include a bio on me and Joe as well as laying out multiple ways…

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Partnership Ministry

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As we begin this phrase of missions ministry that we call “Partnership ministry”, you might be wondering what that means.

Some people think of this phase as “deputation”, fundraising, support raising, etc. It can seem like begging for money. An awful means to an end. The thing we begudgedly have to do before we get to the field to do “real ministry”.

This is what our perspective or attitude. Though there is a practical need of financial resources, we know we are functioning in God’s economy. We, however, are view this phase as a ministry in which we seek others to partner with us and with God. It is, after all, His work. We are following Him in obedience to this call, and we  are asking you to pray and seek if He is also calling you to this particular ministry.

Partnership also means to spur each other on, to support and encourage each other in the faith, for the proclamation of the Gospel, so that God’s Glory would be made manifest throughout all the earth.

In this video we should a little bit about this partnership:

 

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