A labor that is not in vain

by Jon Konnerup, BBFI Mission Director

How well I remember deputation — the miles driven, the churches visited, and the new friends made. Having grown up as a missionary kid, I was accustomed to the idea of deputation and the new opportunities and excitement it provided. As an adult missionary, I didn’t necessarily enjoy making all the phone calls; however, God allowed my family and me to see His amazing handiwork in our deputation. [click to continue…]

by T. J. Walter • Project Director, New Hope Initiative

You’ve likely said, “If only these walls could talk.” Every building has a story, from Starbucks to the Vatican to Fenway Park or to the home where you lay your head each night. [click to continue…]

by D. J. Mingo

“Pastor Don, there is a missionary who really needs to talk with you.” Usually, only urgent calls diverted attention from my Monday morning sermon prep. “Can’t it wait?” I agitatedly replied. My assistant pleaded, “Ah, no I don’t think so. Sounds like this missionary really needs to talk with you.” [click to continue…]

by Charles Lyons

Everything in the New Testament record of first-century Christian activity takes place in the theater of the Roman Empire, colored and dominated by history’s first mega-city. [click to continue…]

by Kevin Carson

A. The sins of the tongue have an incredible ability to hurt you and others (James 3:1-12). We could share so many stories of how gossip has fueled rumors, hurt friendships, tarnished reputations, damaged churches and ministries, and created division instead of unity. [click to continue…]

by Randy Harp

If your church ceased to exist, who in your community would miss it? A church can make a difference in many areas of a community, but one of the most impacting could be serving a local school. [click to continue…]