Corporate chaplains are good for business In a small church, a pastor functions as a “jack of all trades” – able to respond competently to any situation. More than a…
Title: Radical apprentices
Author: Ron Mahler
It’s ironic: Christian faith is “shrinking in areas of the world where it enjoys the most privilege,” asserts Ron Mahler in Radical Apprentices – yet in places where it could result in arrest, maiming, torture or even death, faith in Jesus Christ is increasing. This may be a sobering thought, yet Mahler uses this notion as a springboard for advocating that all Christian believers take bigger and bigger risks in sharing their faith, trusting like the disciples in Acts, that the Lord will provide.
Some 220 young people from across Canada and the U.S. elected to spend New Year’s Eve at church, repenting of corporate sin. They were responding to a challenge from MB Mission to mark the turn of the calendar in Abbotsford, B.C., by renewing – or perhaps discovering – the call of God on their lives at re:TURN, a conference to inspire 18–35 year olds.
Janelle Hume didn’t like missions. Missionaries always appeared too holy and righteous. They definitely weren’t attractive people with an attractive lifestyle.
But experience can change a young person’s impressions dramatically. And that’s what happened to Janelle.