An Open Letter to the Christian Family about Generosity to Our Missionaries

I (Tim) had a world-changing meeting at Cracker Barrell recently.  It was impactful to me because I was privileged to sit down with a young couple committed to reaching college students for Christ. I got to hear about what God is doing as He expands His kingdom in and through these missionaries.  Their story is like many other missionaries’. God has called them to spread the gospel in a specific part of our world, and they are in the process of raising their personal support.  By that I mean, they are working full time in their ministry and are looking to identify potential financial backers who will give regularly to their ministry. And they were asking me and my family to pray about becoming a financial and prayer partner. Continue reading “An Open Letter to the Christian Family about Generosity to Our Missionaries”

Is Money on Your Discipleship List?

One of the blessings of my life was coming to Christ in a discipleship culture.  Having grown up just outside the shadows of the church, when I came to Christ on a Sunday evening there were guys ready to help me grow Monday morning. When you grow up unchurched there are so many things that you don’t know.  And that was definitely true of me.

I have such fond memories of sitting in meetings and across the table from spiritual mentors that poured into me.  There are many things that the Scriptures speak about. 

  • How to walk with God.
  • How to minister and love others.
  • How to be a great spouse and parent.
  • How to connect with God’s will for your life in your vocation.
  • How to manage your finances.
  • How to overcome sin in your life.

I learned quickly that God loves us and has a wonderful plan for our lives.  He desires to be Lord of our lives and to give meaning and direction to us.  He is not only interested in saving us from hell, but helping us to experience eternal life right here, right now.  And He allows us to join Him in impacting the world around us.

Continue reading “Is Money on Your Discipleship List?”
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