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Experience Community Life at GFA Discipleship Program

GFA Community Life: Canadian-based mission agency GFA World offers a one year discipleship program for young adults looking to experience authentic Christian community.

STONEY CREEK, ON — GFA World (Gospel for Asia Canada) says community life is an important aspect of their Discipleship Program. GFA Discipleship Program is an intensive gap year for Christian single adults ages 18-27. We invite them to join our community for a year designed to transform and equip them to make a global… Continue reading Experience Community Life at GFA Discipleship Program

EMI: Design, Discipleship & Diversity in Missions

COLORADO SPRINGS – Engineering Ministries International was incorporated in 1982. EMI was God’s call on a structural engineer to develop a group of design professionals to aid and support Christian missions agencies in their outreaches to people most in need. They would do this by using engineering “to win people to Christ who would not… Continue reading EMI: Design, Discipleship & Diversity in Missions

GFA World Discipleship Program Helps Youth Journey Back to Authentic Christianity

STONEY CREEK, ON – Gospel for Asia Canada (GFA World) says discipleship is essential to give young adults a firm foundation in their faith, so GFA World equips young adults to make an eternal difference through their gap year program. What if making a significant impact for God’s kingdom was not about changing the world,… Continue reading GFA World Discipleship Program Helps Youth Journey Back to Authentic Christianity

Awana to Launch New US Latino Child Discipleship Network

The global children’s ministry will hire a national ministry director to lead the mission to reach 2,500 churches by 2023STREAMWOOD, Ill — Awana, a non-profit ministry and the global leader in child discipleship, today announced a new ministry to reach the fastest growing demographic in American Christianity through U.S. Hispanic churches. According to Pew Forum… Continue reading Awana to Launch New US Latino Child Discipleship Network

A Year of Discipleship

Eveline learned how to love the Lord and others during her two-years at School of Discipleship.

Young adults ages 18–27 have the opportunity to go through a one- or two-year program called School of Discipleship (SD) with Gospel for Asia. In this program, students grow in their faith through prayer meetings and living in the community with fellow believers. “I have a better and deeper walk with the Lord and deeper… Continue reading A Year of Discipleship

Baylor University Research Provides Evidence: Prison Fellowship International Program Transforms Prisoners, Prisons

WASHINGTON — A groundbreaking Baylor University study of a Prison Fellowship International (PFI) in-prison program provides evidence that the faith-based course transforms prisoners – and leads to culture change in prisons. “PFI is providing innovative prison programs that are quickly becoming one of the centerpieces of the emerging field of positive criminology,” said Dr. Byron… Continue reading Baylor University Research Provides Evidence: Prison Fellowship International Program Transforms Prisoners, Prisons

San Antonio Men’s Rehab Center Serves Men with Addiction and Life-Controlling Issues

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Adult and Teen Challenge of Texas, San Antonio Men’s Rehab Center announced their fall fundraising event Greater Things Gala, to be held on Friday, October 15 with virtual and in-person options. The San Antonio Men’s Center serves men suffering from drug and alcohol addiction with a 12-month residential discipleship and life… Continue reading San Antonio Men’s Rehab Center Serves Men with Addiction and Life-Controlling Issues

‘Free Burma Rangers’ Documentary Returns to Movie Theaters Nationwide September 13

NASHVILLE – Lifeway Films, Deidox Films and Fathom Events have announced an encore presentation of the award-winning film “Free Burma Rangers” in theaters September 13. The encore presentation features an exclusive update from the Eubank family. The documentary film won Best Feature Film at the The Justice Film Festival in 2019, while the subject of… Continue reading ‘Free Burma Rangers’ Documentary Returns to Movie Theaters Nationwide September 13

College is Starting – Platform Reversing the 70% Faith Attrition to Bring Awakening on Campuses

AUSTIN, TX – All national surveys point to the fact that 50% to 70% of students involved in the church today are walking away from an active faith in college. We can no longer afford for this to happen; they are needed to help shape their generation and catalyze students to Gospel movements on campus.… Continue reading College is Starting – Platform Reversing the 70% Faith Attrition to Bring Awakening on Campuses

A Staggering Vision but Not Far-fetched: Nations Church Launches in Orlando, FL

ORLANDO, FL – Christ for all Nations (CfaN) is perhaps best known for the massive evangelism campaigns it hosts around the world, but most notably across the continent of Africa. The ministry has documented more than 80 million individual decisions to follow Christ at these CfaN events. In light of that long-standing reputation, it came… Continue reading A Staggering Vision but Not Far-fetched: Nations Church Launches in Orlando, FL

In Step with Cadence International

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ENGLEWOOD, CO – Cadence International began in the prayer of a young U.S. soldier during World War II. Along with several other servicemen serving in the Philippines, Jesse Miller was a frequent visitor at the home of American missionaries Cyril and Anna Brooks, where he grew in grace and faith. The impact of his experiences… Continue reading In Step with Cadence International

Gospel for Asia Calls Young Christians to ‘Fight Back’ Against ‘Chaotic’ Culture

FAITH RESET: As young Americans abandon their faith in alarming numbers, GFA World (www.gfa.org) is hosting the Kyrie Experience in October, a weekend retreat at its Wills Point, Texas, campus -- 50 miles east of Dallas -- that aims to help young people "reset" their lives and discover their God-given purpose in the world. Go to www.gfa.org/press/FaithReset.

WILLS POINT, TX — One of the largest mission organizations in the world is challenging the next generation of young Christians to “fight back against the cultural attack on your faith” — as recent research shows an alarming drop in the number of under-30s embracing Christianity. From October 8-10, Gospel for Asia (GFA) is hosting the… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Calls Young Christians to ‘Fight Back’ Against ‘Chaotic’ Culture

Mission Lazarus

NASHVILLE – Their Facebook page says that Mission Lazarus (ML) is a Christian ministry actively working in the developing countries of Honduras and Haiti with the purpose of intentionally sharing Christ’s love. Given the onward march of Christian missions of purposely becoming increasingly like secular NGOs, I am attracted to agencies who boldly proclaim that… Continue reading Mission Lazarus

Lutheran Bible Translators

CONCORDIA, MO – The Bible is the number one best-selling book of all time. About 20 million are sold in the United States annually. Ninety percent of all U.S. households possess at least one Bible. It is not uncommon for a Christian family to own three or four or more Bibles. Why is Bible translation… Continue reading Lutheran Bible Translators

U.S. Olympic Softballers’ Church on the Dirt

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TOKYO – By the time you read this, you may already know that the US Olympic Softball Team has won the silver medal in the 2021 Olympic Games. What you may not know is that the U.S. women’s team features several young Christian women who are strong, outspoken followers of Christ. Living in a way… Continue reading U.S. Olympic Softballers’ Church on the Dirt

Outside the Bowl

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PAARL, SOUTH AFRICA – There are essentially two major problems when it comes to hunger among impoverished families. First, there is food scarcity. That doesn’t mean that there is not an adequate global supply of food to feed everyone. There is. The problem is that the food is not readily available to the hungry people… Continue reading Outside the Bowl

Promise Keepers Builds Momentum, Reaches Men from 25 Nations and Across the Country Through Conference at AT&T Stadium

DALLAS — July 16 and 17 saw the dawn of a new era as Promise Keepers (PK), the men’s ministry founded in 1990 by Coach Bill McCartney and known for its massive stadium events, held its 2021 Conference for Men at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The two-day event featured everything that men… Continue reading Promise Keepers Builds Momentum, Reaches Men from 25 Nations and Across the Country Through Conference at AT&T Stadium

TEL Evangelism

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CEDAR HILL, TX – Elgin and Dorothy Taylor became the first African-American missionaries to Japan in 1959. Their 23 years on the island of Okinawa were merely the beginning of their 55 years of service in foreign missions. Following a brief retirement due to health reasons, the couple returned to missionary work, founding TEL International… Continue reading TEL Evangelism

Houston Women’s Rehab Center Offers Addiction Treatment for Women

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ALVIN, TX — Adult and Teen Challenge of Texas, Houston Women’s Rehab Center in Alvin, Texas announces their planned expansion to include a newly built 40-bed dorm. The Houston Women’s Rehab Center serves women suffering from drug and alcohol addiction with a 12-month residential discipleship and vocational training program. On-campus, women receive room and board,… Continue reading Houston Women’s Rehab Center Offers Addiction Treatment for Women

Gospel for Asia Providing Help and Hope that Transforms Impoverished Communities

WILLS POINT, TX – The Lord has used GFA World to share Good News, to send indigenous workers to provide help to needy communities, and to grow Bible-believing churches over the past 42 years. It enjoys global recognition as a major faith-based humanitarian organization. However, its primary mission remains to represent Jesus Christ and His… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Providing Help and Hope that Transforms Impoverished Communities

Alfa Omega TV – 15 Years of Christian Satellite Broadcasting

TIMISOARA, ROMANIA — On June 11, 2006, Alfa Omega television channel started satellite broadcasting – this is Romaniaʼs first television channel of Christian education and spirituality. This month, Alfa Omega television channel celebrates 15 years of satellite broadcasting. It is the first Christian channel in Romanian language. Tudor Pețan, President, Alfa Omega TV: Back then,… Continue reading Alfa Omega TV – 15 Years of Christian Satellite Broadcasting

In Isolated Regions of the World, Printing is Essential, Final Step in Bible Translation and the Only Way to Share Scripture

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, is assisting with printing and distributing newly translated Scriptures through its Print On Demand initiative. “Translation is the crucial first step,” says Interim President and CEO Tim Neu. “But when this… Continue reading In Isolated Regions of the World, Printing is Essential, Final Step in Bible Translation and the Only Way to Share Scripture

Bootcamp Initiation 2021 – A Generation of Fire Evangelists

ORLANDO, FL — When Christ for all Nations (CfaN) recently sent nearly 100 evangelists to Tanzania, East Africa, the results were breathtaking. In only three weeks, they held 1,204 campaigns – often with thousands in attendance – and recorded over 316,000 decisions for Christ! These evangelists are the latest group of students to complete CfaN’s… Continue reading Bootcamp Initiation 2021 – A Generation of Fire Evangelists

Ethiopia ACT – Faith in Action in Addis Ababa

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ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia ACT is a Christian organization dedicated to serving Jesus Christ in and around the capital city of one of the most dangerous countries in Africa. Ethiopia ranks 36th on the Open Doors 2021 World Watch List, up three spots from 2019, but that list is focused primarily on the persecution of… Continue reading Ethiopia ACT – Faith in Action in Addis Ababa

Three Keys to Success in Christian Missions

The keys to success in Christian missions are far different than they were during the greater part of the last three preceding centuries. Success in Christian missions today requires much more than a person packing their personal belongings in a trunk and heading off into the great unknown. At this unparalleled point in human history,… Continue reading Three Keys to Success in Christian Missions

Cycling 4 Water from Sea 2 Sea 2 Sea

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LANGLEY, BC – Six men plan to mount their bicycles on the morning of June 27, 2021, in Tuktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories of Canada. From that port outpost on the Arctic Ocean, the men will cycle southward, hoping to reach Prince Rupert, British Columbia, within two weeks. At Prince Rupert, they will touch the… Continue reading Cycling 4 Water from Sea 2 Sea 2 Sea

The Way of the Cross Leads to Jesus

HARLINGEN, TX – Way of the Cross Ministries’ home base is located in Harlingen, Texas, about five hours southeast of San Antonio and about six hours southwest of Houston. Harlingen is eight miles from the U.S. / Mexican border. It is in this lower end of the Rio Grande Valley where Way of the Cross… Continue reading The Way of the Cross Leads to Jesus

Island Encounters – More than a Beach in Fiji

NADI WESTERN DIVISION, FIJI – When you close your eyes and imagine an island encounter in the South Pacific, say in Fiji, what do you see in your mind’s eye? Let me guess. You see sun-splashed water, a quiet beach, and swaying palm trees. You can thank travel brochures for that. Let me ask you… Continue reading Island Encounters – More than a Beach in Fiji

Pastor Helps Syrians During Decade of Civil War

SYRIA — This month marks the 10th anniversary of the first demonstrations that sparked the Syrian Civil War. In that time, the Christian population decreased from two million in 2010 to under 700,000 today. Ten years of civil war in Syria have made life much harder for persecuted Christians – but Open Doors has been… Continue reading Pastor Helps Syrians During Decade of Civil War

CVM – Helping Hurting Animals in Christ’s Name

SEATTLE, WA – Warning: This may be the strangest article ever to appear on Missions Box News. If the title, “CVM – Helping Hurting Animals,” hasn’t aroused your curiosity, read on. “When animals are hurting, their owners are hurting also.” Relationship You know it’s true. An almost inexplicable bond develops in the relationship between an… Continue reading CVM – Helping Hurting Animals in Christ’s Name

911 Life Ministries in Columbia

MEDELLIN, COLUMBIA – The 911 Life Ministries’ website makes one thing very clear. “WORSHIP is at the center of everything we do at 911 Life. True worship is more than just praise and adoration. It’s pouring out God’s love in practical and tangible ways to those in need while training others to do the same… Continue reading 911 Life Ministries in Columbia

Wycliffe Associates Sees Record Number of Completed Bible Translations in 2020

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, saw the completion of more Bible translations in 2020 than in any other single year. “Instead of slowing down because of COVID-19, for some national Bible translators, translation has actually accelerated,”… Continue reading Wycliffe Associates Sees Record Number of Completed Bible Translations in 2020

Oasis International Offers Unique Lent Devotional

CHICAGO — Oasis International, publisher of the Africa Study Bible and many other titles that speak to the unique issues and challenges of the church in Africa, are offering their free Lent devotional, Lent Through African Eyes, for the third year in a row. “Following the launch of the Africa Study Bible in 2016, we… Continue reading Oasis International Offers Unique Lent Devotional

ACSI and Ron Blue Institute Partner to Offer Biblical Personal Finance Course to Christian School Students

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — ACSI and Ron Blue Institute are pleased to announce a new partnership designed to equip junior and senior high school students with a biblical foundation for financial management, enabling them to be wise stewards of their God-given resources. The Biblical Personal Finance Curriculum is a six-week offering consisting of six modules… Continue reading ACSI and Ron Blue Institute Partner to Offer Biblical Personal Finance Course to Christian School Students

The Key of Hope in South Africa

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DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – Dan and Rachel Smither sold their home, their cars, and their furniture to help raise funds to begin the Key of Hope ministry in Durban, South Africa, in 2007. One year later, they had boots – and 16 suitcases – on the ground. At the time, South Africa was ranked third… Continue reading The Key of Hope in South Africa

Unashamed: Legacy Conference on Missions to Muslims Coming June 17-19, 2021

GRANDVILLE, MI — Legacy 2021, a conference missions, Muslims, and the heart of God, is coming June 17-19 to Grandville, MI—or, for the first time ever, through online livestream! The conference will draw missionaries, church leaders, and Christians from around the world for a weekend of inspiring, practical training. Christians today have unprecedented opportunities to… Continue reading Unashamed: Legacy Conference on Missions to Muslims Coming June 17-19, 2021

6 Ways to Remember Persecuted Christians in 2021

FALLS CHURCH, VA — As Christians face rising persecution worldwide, many of us are looking for ways to connect with those who suffer for their faith. Christian Freedom International – which helps persecuted Christians – has a few ideas. In hostile regions of the world, Christians risk beatings, imprisonment, discrimination, and death for their faith.… Continue reading 6 Ways to Remember Persecuted Christians in 2021

Hellenic Ministries – Getting the Gospel to Greece

ATHENS — Hellenic Ministries incorporates nearly a dozen different initiatives to share the gospel with the people of Greece. Many of us don’t give Greece a second thought when it comes to global evangelism. But would you believe that less than 1% of the people in Greece claim to be born again? The Hellenic Ministries… Continue reading Hellenic Ministries – Getting the Gospel to Greece

seeJesus – A Global Discipling Mission

TELFORD, PA – Paul E. Miller founded the seeJesus movement in 1999, soon after he had received his Master of Divinity degree. Two decades later, this global discipleship mission is active in more than 30 countries. The mission of seeJesus is to help churches and individuals rekindle “the central passions of Christianity: a love for… Continue reading seeJesus – A Global Discipling Mission

Sharing Jesus at the Global Gates

NEW YORK CITY – Global Gates shares with us a great desire to reach the unreached people of this world who have waited for the hope of salvation in Jesus Christ. While obstacles of all sorts many times stand in our way, the Lord has been bringing the unreached people from the ends of the… Continue reading Sharing Jesus at the Global Gates

BEE World – Shepherding the Shepherds

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – BEE World (Bible Evangelism by Extension) exists to address a growing world crisis. With Christianity growing in countries with limited access to the Gospel, ministries are suffering a leadership crisis because seminary-level pastoral training is not only limited but often not available. The Crisis “There are an estimated five million untrained… Continue reading BEE World – Shepherding the Shepherds

In Places Where Bible Ownership Is Illegal, Wycliffe Associates Is Helping Christians Print Translated Scriptures for Themselves

ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, is providing equipment for Christians to print the Scriptures in their own language in places where it’s illegal to own a Bible. Print On Demand (POD) is a Wycliffe Associates project… Continue reading In Places Where Bible Ownership Is Illegal, Wycliffe Associates Is Helping Christians Print Translated Scriptures for Themselves

Vapor Ministries: Redeeming the Time by Reaching the Lost

SYLACAUGA, AL – Micah McElveen would be the first person to say that Vapor Ministries is not about him. It’s not. But ministry would not exist had the Lord not chosen him to be the vessel He had prepared especially for catching the vision, gathering the team, and creating the strategy that together became Vapor… Continue reading Vapor Ministries: Redeeming the Time by Reaching the Lost

Josiah Venture Transforming European Youth

WHEATON, IL – A group of American youth pastors were serving on our military bases in Europe when the Berlin Wall was torn down in 1989. They witnessed first-hand the hunger for truth and the hope for a better future among Eastern Europeans who had been kept under the bondage of Communism for 40 years.… Continue reading Josiah Venture Transforming European Youth

Global Media Outreach Launches ‘Something Better,’ Hope for America Delivered Digitally

PLANO, TX — Global Media Outreach – the world’s leader in online evangelism – is forming a strategic alliance with Journeys with the Messiah to turn attention to the U.S., by creating Something Better, an innovative digital campaign reaching more than 150 million Americans with the Gospel message. “2020 has dealt one devastating blow after… Continue reading Global Media Outreach Launches ‘Something Better,’ Hope for America Delivered Digitally

Reach a Village

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PARK FOREST, IL – Reach a Village is a relatively young faith-based parachurch organization. It was founded in 2012 by Robert Craft, a servant of the Lord with more than 40 years of ministry as a pastor, missionary, and evangelical leader. The Need The vision for the ministry is rooted in Mark 1:38 (NET), where… Continue reading Reach a Village

Life Light Ministries

LOUISVILLE, KY – Life Light Ministries operates children’s homes and Christian schools and trains indigenous Christians for leadership roles in their communities in South Asia. From its humble beginnings, Life Light Ministries model has been to establish a training ground from which to launch disciples to establish self-supporting, self-governing, and self-propagating local churches. The faith-based… Continue reading Life Light Ministries

Ligonier Ministries Releases a Full Spanish Translation of the Reformation Study Bible

ORLANDO, FL — Ligonier Ministries, the teaching fellowship founded by Dr. R.C. Sproul, has announced the release of the Reformation Study Bible in Spanish, published in partnership with Poiema Publicaciones. This long-anticipated resource, La Biblia de Estudio de La Reforma, is now available in a variety of cover styles on Ligonier’s website and Amazon. Today,… Continue reading Ligonier Ministries Releases a Full Spanish Translation of the Reformation Study Bible

Wycliffe Associates Welcomes Interim President & CEO Dr. Tim Neu

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ORLANDO, FL — The Board of Trustees of Wycliffe Associates has announced that Dr. Tim Neu has been selected to serve as Interim President and CEO of Wycliffe Associates’ global Bible translation efforts. Tim has served with Wycliffe Associates for the last 12 years, providing leadership to the ministry in areas of finance, Bible translation… Continue reading Wycliffe Associates Welcomes Interim President & CEO Dr. Tim Neu

Nigerian Bible Translators Asking for Help as Pandemic, Terrorist Attacks on Christians, and Economic Collapse Halt Work

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ORLANDO, FL — Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, reports that Nigerian Bible translators are asking for help after suspending Bible translation projects in 30 languages. The global pandemic, terrorism, and economic collapse have brought Bible translation to a halt… Continue reading Nigerian Bible Translators Asking for Help as Pandemic, Terrorist Attacks on Christians, and Economic Collapse Halt Work