DAY 1 affects DAY 100

Tag: Missions

We all hear or use phrases like these: Just be yourself. Embrace who you are. Own your story. Let me be me. I am free to be me. This way of thinking is popular in American culture today. We allow grea …

By Jean Johnson Macro-compassion projects from the West tend to swallow up micro-compassion lifestyles for the Rest. Compassion in the hands of the few on behalf of the many is extremely limiting. How …

Guest Blog by Ryan Kuja Excerpt from Ryan’s book: From Inside Out: Reimagining Mission, Recreating the World While serving with a Christian humanitarian organization in South Sudan, I worked with a Di …

By Jean Johnson, Director of Five Stones Global The Lausanne Movement describes integral mission as a style of mission that recognizes “no biblical dichotomy between evangelistic and social responsibi …

By Jean Johnson In my last post, we visited God’s heart for social justice by listening in on a conversation between a child and a parent. Additionally, we visited Isaiah 1:17, which is a clear invita …

By Jean Johnson I was driving down a popular boulevard in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In a grassy area along the boulevard, I saw a man lift up his iron rod that served as a cane to strike a woman over her …

  My dog howled every time I hit a certain note on my bamboo flute. He would lift up his head and cry as if he were calling upon a sweetheart in another village. I am not musically inclined in an …

DAY 1 Affects DAY 100: Habitudes* Habitude 6: Overcome the Spitting Dragon Who Wants to Send You Home By Jean JohsnonWhen serving in Cambodia as a vocational missionary, I saw many missionaries come a …

By Jean Johnson I sat around a table with those who were determining my fate as a vocational missionary to Cambodia. They were interviewing me based on my

By Jean Johnson Learn the language people argue in! This was my response to the question: “If people speak two or three languages, which language would I recommend a missionary should learn and use?

By Jean Johnson Jesus bled red. Jesus bled red for every color. Jesus bled red for the Jew, for the Burmese, for the Ethiopian, for the man, and for the woman. Therefore Christianity belongs to no one …

By Jean Johnson What happens when we store up rich spiritual food and keep it all to ourselves? How does God move us out of our comfort zones?

By Jean Johnson Are you a ‘food truck’ disciple-maker or a ‘restaurant’ disciple-maker? In Part 3 of this ReJesus Missions Series: Jesus’ 8-Fold Pattern of Orthopraxy, we left off with this question:

By Jean Johnson Was Jesus’ primary invitation to the rich young ruler about giving everything to the poor or about inviting him to become poor for a purpose?

By Jean Johnson Re-Jesus Missions Series Part 3: Jesus’ 8-Fold Pattern of Orthopraxy In Part 2 of this blog series How Does Jesus’ Synagogue and Mountainside Talk Affect Missions?, we left off with th …

By Jean Johnson There seems to be a discrepancy between how Jesus prepared His disciples for missions and the way the West prepares modern day disciples for missions.

By Jean Johnson It seems like on some subconscious level . . . We doubt Jesus is enough based on His own merit . . . It’s like we need to win people to something else to win them to Jesus.

By Jean Johnson I went from being a sheltered Minnesota gal to a friend of refugees to a cross-cultural disciple-maker in a fairly challenging place — Cambodia. I have learned a lot since then and I w …

By Jean Johnson DAY 1 affects DAY 100* I can’t understand why Sopheap decided to revert back to Buddhism after seemingly becoming a devoted Christ follower.

This table below is adapted from Glenn Penner by Ronnie & Wouter in their article “Dependency.” A Healthy Church Is: 1. Self-imaged Views itself as the Body of Christ in its local situation, indep …

By Jean Johnson The phrase “ReJesus” was first introduced to me in a book by Michael Frost and Alan Hirsh called ReJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church.1

By Rev. Josphat G. Charagu In one way or another, we all find ourselves depending on others. There is a saying which states that, “No man is an island”. This means that we all need each other.

By Dan Carl Mission Frontiers July/Aug 2014 Issue During my 10 years in Haiti I was involved in numerous construction projects. On one occasion, I arrived a few days in advance of a larger team to fin …

By Jean Johnson From Western-Style Residential Care In past years, residential care has been the Western answer to the orphan crisis in lower income countries.

By Robert Reese Report on a Trip to Zimbabwe, July 4-15, 2015 As a child of American optimism, I used to believe almost unconsciously in steady human progress, especially when allied to the gospel.

By Jean Johnson Mission Frontiers July/Aug 2015 Issue I just returned from 14 days of ministry in the United Kingdom—York, Redcliffe College in Gloucester, Coventry, and Oxford—as a speaker, facilitat …

By Jean Johnson On May 10, 2015, I wrote a blog entitled, Orphans and Widows – Reverse Orphans. Today, we will talk about assumptions relating to orphanages in missions. I asked a colleague to write u …

By Jean Johnson There is an organization in Cambodia that serves the purpose of encouraging kids to leave orphanages and go back to their families. I refer to this unique phenomenon as “reverse orphan …

Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending a day consultation hosted by the Alliance for Vulnerable Mission in Oxford. If you don’t know about AVM, you should; when you finish reading this blog post, …