Preaching Towards Mission: Which World View?

Preaching Towards Mission: Which World View? Every preacher does it. No exceptions, we all present a world view either through […]

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Tribalism and Unity - Part 4

An International Church Vision for The Practice of Unity: A Missional Imperative. International Churches (ICs) are communities in which the […]

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Tribalism and Unity – Part 3

Challenging the Tribalism of Your IC Leadership: A Vision for the Practice of Unity. Which Christian tribe do you represent? […]

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Tribalism and Unity – Part 2

The International Church, the Over-zealous, and the Unity of the Cross. They come from everywhere,bringing with them every variety of […]

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Tribalism and Unity – Part 1

Tribalism in the International Church: With Four Leadership Priorities for Unity and Mission. Tribalism is a little too common across […]

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Scattered and Gathered: A Global Compendium of Diaspora Missiology

The 21st Century is marked by mass migration. Massive population movements of the last century have radically challenged our study […]

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A Diaspora Mission Strategy for Local Churches

Unprecedented migration is a global reality of the twenty-first century. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) dubbed 2015 “The Year […]

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Thriving not Surviving - Leadership Principles to help enable sustainable effective International Church Ministry

Thriving not Surviving – Leadership Principles to help enable sustainable effective International Church Ministry: reflections from the Netherlands With the […]

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The story of Philip retold

A few years ago I visited King of Kings Community in Jerusalem (www.kkcj.org) during a trip to meet with international […]

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The International Church, the Over-zealous, and the Unity of the Cross.

The International Church, the Over-zealous, and the Unity of the Cross. They come from everywhere, bringing with them every variety […]

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Parents: Don’t Give Up Your Parental Responsibilities

Some time ago, on a Saturday morning, I met with a friend for a work meeting over breakfast. As usual, […]

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Tribalism in the International Church:

With Four Leadership Priorities for Unity and Mission. Tribalism is a little too common across the evangelical church (and beyond) […]

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Conference 2015 Report

MICN 2015 – God Moved Us… With over 90 participants representing 30 international churches and 16 organizations from 23 countries […]

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FIVE COMMON SEARCH COMMITTEE MISTAKES

  In churches, universities and nonprofits across the country, search committees gather with high hopes and the intention to see […]

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Spotlight English Clubs: A miraculous instrument for your church

“I believe Spotlight has been one of the most miraculous instruments in God’s hands to transform this church…and I believe, […]

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Learning the Pilgrimage of the Cross: An International Church Vision

We are all time-travellers. But how to tell such a story? From birth to death, how do the multiple experiences […]

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Succession Planning for Successful Leadership Transitions In Faith-Based Organizations

By Bruce Dingman, David Gyertson & Richard Kidd Perhaps no other event in an organization’s life cycle is filled with […]

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Five things every new IC pastor should know

In October 2006, I moved my family, my wife and two elementary aged daughters to Bangkok, Thailand. We had taken […]

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Success - Billy Graham at Ninety Six

By Leighton Ford, Brother in law of Billy Graham – used by permission At a recent dinner party our host […]

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THINKING INTO JESUS’ WORLD

THINKING INTO JESUS’ WORLD This morning, three experiences have engaged my mind and stirred by heart and vision. The first […]

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How To Reach Out to Diaspora Peoples

One of the undeniable realities of the 20th and 21st centuries is the global phenomena of diaspora peoples – People on […]

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Gateway to the Nations: The Strategic Value of International Churches in a Globalized Urban World

Gateway to the Nations: The Strategic Value of International Churches in a Globalized Urban World By Michael Crane and Scott […]

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A true story that took place in a country of West Africa formerly called Upper Volta, today known as Burkina Faso

I would like to tell you a true story that took place in a country of West Africa formerly called […]

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Summer Bummer

No Summer Bummer “Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my […]

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I’m In … Beijing 2014 – Ken Driedger

 “You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream…” C. S. Lewis Through a series […]

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Prayer Before Action

“Pray that the Master’s Word will simply take off and race through the country to a groundswell of response” II […]

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Ministers hide to die alone

This term, used by a friend, conveys a powerful message about tragic consequences for some ministries when they do not […]

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Global Invitations to the Table

When I was a student at the Canadian Theological Seminary in the early 1980’s, my missiology professor talked about CDC […]

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Seek First the Kingdom Of God

Paul’s Perspective on Discipleship and the Kingdom Paul taught that the Kingdom of God was not in food or drink, […]

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Elijah’s burnout: Lessons to learn for ourselves (3)

After taking care of the physical needs of Elijah by providing food and rest, the Lord led his servant in […]

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Yangon: “Hanoi 20 years ago”

This was the line I heard several times during my visit to Yangon, Myanmar. Because of the nation’s recent opening […]

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Elijah’s burnout: Lessons to learn for ourselves (2)

In the previous article, we left the prophet Elijah during a significant time in his ministry, that of discouragement and […]

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Seek First the Kingdom Of God

Seek First the Kingdom Of God Matthew 6:33 (The Message) “Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about […]

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Elijah's burnout: Lessons to learn for ourselves

Elijah’s burnout: Lessons to learn for ourselves Let’s look at the life of one of the most beloved and frequently […]

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Ponderings on Discipleship

Ponderings on Discipleship Mat 4:19  And he said unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. […]

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Seasonal Migrants: Temporary Contract Workers

Seasonal Migrants:  Temporary Contract Workers  Sadiri Joy Tira (D.Min., D.Miss.) Today I went to a quiet park (in Edmonton, Alberta, […]

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Global Increases in Expatriates Challenge International Churches in Ministry

Global Increases in Expatriates Challenge International Churches in Ministry By Kenneth D. MacHarg Exactly how many expatriates are there? Of […]

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Back to the Basics: The Apostles’ Creed

“Back to the Basics” the coach would exclaim!   The whole team knew what he meant!  Let me tell you a […]

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Transformational Education

Transformational Education Dr. Stan DeKoven Founder and Director, International Training and Education Network and President, Vision International University I ran […]

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International Church: Some Unique Features or a Case of Simple Semantics

The Missional International Church Network (MICN, http://micn.org) defines an “international church” as a church that “primarily serve[s] people of various […]

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Once upon a time...

Once Upon a Time… The last verse of an old love song ponders the discontinuous nature of all human experience. […]

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Where Mortals Dwell

In Where Mortals Dwell: A Christian View of Place for Today, author Craig Bartholomew is concerned with the recovery of […]

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Culture Making

In his book, Culture Makers, Andy Crouch raises the question, “What does it mean to be not just culturally aware […]

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The Tangible Kingdom

In The Tangible Kingdom, authors Hugh Halter and Matt Smay tell the story of the birth of Adullam, “a congregational […]

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SAME, SAME…BUT DIFFERENT

By Cameron Arensen “Same, same… but different.” This phrase came back to me as I stood, coffee cup in hand, […]

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Hospitality

By Graham Chipps For me, when the word “hospitality” is used, my mind brings up images of warmth and acceptance-as-I-am, […]

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To Live in Peace

In his book, To Live in Peace: Biblical Faith and the Changing Inner City,[1] author Mark Gornik challenges the reader […]

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A Theology as Big as the City

In his book, A Theology as Big as the City,[1] the author Ray Bakke challenges the reader to think theologically about […]

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And Then We Were Three

By Graham Chipps We were sitting together around the table. Good coffee, of course. Old friends, good friends, telling the […]

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The Coach Model for Christian Leaders

By MICN Co-Founder Dr. Keith E Webb Do you have the leadership skills you need to solve problems, reach goals, […]

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Three Places to Drop Anchor in Cultural Storms

By Brad Hillman, Pastor of the Al Ain Evangelical Church in UAE In recent years, reality TV show Deadliest Catch has […]

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Whose Side are You On?

by Cameron Arensen, Pastor of the Evangelical Community Church of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates I have been reading recently in […]

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Transitions

By Karin Thorne I remember when we first arrived in Malaysia, nearly three years ago.  We left a wintry Canadian […]

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New Book for Expatriates

I am pleased to announce the publication of Singing the Lord’s Songs in a Foreign land; Biblical Reflections for Expatriates, […]

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Restful Hard Labor with a Grandson

Restoration in the Enduring Presence of Christ By Graham Chipps. It was hot. My grandson was around four at the […]

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Wayne Hedlund's Old Newsletter

Here’s a test newsletter so you can see what it looks like if you embed it into a blog post.

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Interview with Michael and Julianne Cusick

Our MICN soul care guy, Michael Cusick, and his wife Julianne were interviewed last August by a film crew from […]

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Sailing Your Team Through Stormy Weather

Written by Jacob Bloemberg Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came […]

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Kingdom Faces

  [rockyou 158621836] The coffee and tea are ready on the back tables, chairs have been lined up in our […]

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I Write to Understand

By Graham Chipps Porridge. “If you write like porridge you will think like it, and the other way around. And […]

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Bi-Cultural Church – The Church at Starbucks

By D. Michael KoppA report from a missional church planter outside Denver, Colorado.(A4 pdf version 76k, Letter pdf version 76k) […]

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Starting Churches Missionally

By Neil Tibbott (A4-size pdf version 48k, Letter-size pdf version 48k) (Neil spoke at the 2004 MICN Conference in Jakarta) […]

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Team Teaching: Preaching Unity in Diversity

By Warren Reeve & Keith Webb (pdf version-A4 60k, pdf version-Letter 60k) In some cities there is only one international […]

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International Churches as Launching Pads for Mission to Indigenous Peoples

A Synopsis of Research by Dan P. Bowers (A4-size pdf version 76k, Letter-size pdf version 76k) International churches appear to […]

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Missionaries minister to English speaking, expatriate communities

By Kenneth D. MacHarg Where do the approximately fifteen million North Americans who live abroad attend church? The answers are […]

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The Growing International Church Movement

By Kenneth D. MacHarg With estimates of fifteen million Americans living abroad, the overseas English-language church movement today is a […]

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I Love International Churches!

By an IC pastor in the Middle East (downloadable pdf version 88k) I love international churches! I have served as […]

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The Antioch Example

Acts chapters 11 and 13 tell the story of the church at Antioch. That church reached Jews (expats in Antioch), […]

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