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How To Grow your Campus Small Group

by Thelma Bowlen | Posted on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 | Tags: , , , | no responses
Ways to help grow a student small group

For many of us, God has brought people into our lives that in some way led us to Christ or helped us to be strengthened in our spiritual walk. Quite often, this happens in a small group setting where people develop relationships with other Christians that help them grow in their faith. Whether you’re involved in a church group or a small group for college students, the same principles apply. Make sure your own priorities are right The group leader doesn’t have to be a Biblical scholar in order to lead. The most important characteristics ….

5 Interesting Reads on Missions Trips from Relevant Magazine

by Thelma Bowlen | Posted on Friday, August 15th, 2014 | | no responses
5 great posts on missions trips from Relevant Magazine

Anyone considering going on a mission trip is likely to be in the market for information on the topic. Relevant Magazine reliably produces great content, and we’ve picked our favorite 5 from their recent batch. Please give them a quick review, and feel free to check out the posts in full by clicking on the “Read more…” link. 1. Do Missions Destroy Culture? This great piece discusses the objection (based on unfortunate historic fact) that missions are nothing more than “Missions is against culture—it’s merely colonialism disguised as good will and religion.” This is no ….

Long Term Mission Tips – Taking your pet with you

by Thelma Bowlen | Posted on Friday, August 8th, 2014 | | no responses
Pro's, Con's and how-to tips for those who want to take their pets on the mission field long term.

So, everything’s lining up for you to go on your first long term mission trip. You’ve prayed about it, been on several short term trips, and you know that the Mission field is where you’re called to be, not for a week, or even a couple months. You’re going for the long haul. A semi-permanent move comes with much greater challenges than a short term one. Once you’ve made this big decision, a myriad of small ones become your new challenge. How much can you bring with you? How do you get it to your ….

Best Shoes For The Missions Field? An Experienced Recommendation!

by Thelma Bowlen | Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014 | Tags: , , | no responses
missions field shoes | best recommendations based on experience

In Isaiah 52:7 it says, “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news…” I read this verse while I was preparing for an extended missions field internship in the jungles of southern Mexico. But once I started to pack my bags, I realized that my feet might not be so beautiful after a few treks through the jungle, and some heavy-duty hiking shoes were needed! Missions Field Shoes – Chacos & Merrell Hiking Boots! Reluctantly, I laid my $3 Old Navy flip-flops aside and I headed to a nearby ….

Thirty Years, Thirty Memories

by Steve Murrell | Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014 | Tags: , , , , | no responses

MANILA. While on a recent Nashville to Manila flight, I couldn’t stop thinking about Victory‘s 30th anniversary. As memory after memory flooded my mind, my face reacted accordingly. A smile. A chuckle. A tear. So many memories. Some painful, but mostly good. Here are thirty random memories from the first thirty years of Victory in the Philippines. Each memory could be a blog or a book by itself. Smile. Laugh. Cry. Enjoy.