Category Archives: Deputation

Annual IBMGlobal Candidate Conference

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This week I have been participating in an annual training conference for cross-cultural missionaries.  I serve as the Africa Director for a mission agency, IBMGlobal. This year we have missionary candidates heading to South Sudan, Costa Rica, the jungles of Peru, … Continue reading

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How To Encourage & Discourage Your Missionaries in Five Easy Steps

Pastor, get in touch with us personally! It is a blessing to talk with a pastor in a supporting church and it is abundantly clear that he actually knows who you are and can interact with you about what is going on in the ministry – he reads our prayer letters and is informed. Don’t forget communication is a two-way street! Continue reading

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Mission Prayer Letters Need To Be Mobile Friendly

Possibly the most revealing piece of data collected from a survey which included responses from 1,497 smartphone users, is that 75 percent of users say they are “highly likely” to delete an email that does not display well on mobile. Continue reading

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The Consequence Of The Great Commission

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Modern believers have convinced themselves that spiritual maturity is based on information and that it takes a long time. However, if one follows the New Testament pattern, mature disciples were made in short order. They were tested by persecution and stood! The secret was the absolute insistence on personal obedience to the demands and expectations of Scripture. This is the forgotten side of the Great Commission in many churches today. Continue reading

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We are 30 and growing!

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The third annual IBMGlobal Conference was held April 22-25th. Speakers dealt with a variety of personal development and growth issues during the four days of seminars. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Continue reading

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IBMGlobal Welcomes New Candidate Secretary & Field Director

IBMGlobal is pleased to announce that Steve Stadtmiller has accepted the position of Candidate Secretary and Europe Field Director. Read Steve & Etta’s bio and ministry plans here. Continue reading

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Deputation And The Local Church

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We hadn’t meant to fall in love with this church plant; we’d meant to come to Denver, get some church planting experience and leave for the mission field a year later. God’s way was different, and the first thing that our new pastors did was slow us down. Actually, they told us we weren’t ready three different times. Those delays were critical for the development that we needed, but they were hard. First, the pastors invited me to become a pastoral intern so that I could be developed in leading a church and then be sent out as a pastor if God wanted me to plant churches. Continue reading

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Top Five Lessons from a One-Year Deputation

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This month, our family leaves for an Asian country that doesn’t openly welcome gospel witnesses. Deputation took one year. Our full-time deputation process kicked off when I, Mike,* quit his job in January 2012. We’d had 5-6 meetings with churches and shared with some families/individuals before this; but our commissioning service this January is scheduled for exactly a year since I quit my job. Because of the rarity of this timeframe, we’ve been asked to share our experience. Because of our destination, as well as the difficulty of leaving the glory to God, our real names are withheld, but we’d like to share how God worked. Continue reading

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Missions: Dare I Use The Word ‘Cooperate’?

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Jeremy Wallace has a thought-provoking article over at his blog (jeremywallace.net). He summarized his reasons that why churches fail to cooperate in mission outreach: Continue reading

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