At Our Doorstep


We often think of missions as being to the "ends of the earth," but Jesus commissioned his followers to be his witnesses, starting in Jerusalem, right where they were. As followers of Jesus, we are called to do the same thing.

There is a mission field at our doorstep. We encounter people every day who do not know Jesus. And today, like at no other time in history, immigration has also brought the ends of the earth right into our neighborhood. My next-door neighbors are from another country, culture, and language group.

Now I can be a missionary without leaving my street.

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World Mental Health Day 2021


3 Articles + 1 Library for World Mental Health Day 2021. Resources for Cross-Cultural Workers & Third Culture Kids. 

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Breathe! It's Thanksgiving


Breathing connects us and reminds us to be forever grateful for the gift of life in relationship with the Creator and with each other.

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Memoirs from a Missionary Mom: On Loneliness

During our first year in Chavuma, Zambia with four boys five years old and under, most days I didn’t get past the clothes line, pegging out loads of diapers and laundry. Even without small children, life in developing countries where many missionary mothers serve is characterized by hard work ...


Finding Community as a TCK (Third Culture Kid)

Have you ever felt alone in a group? Have you felt disconnected even while others around you were laughing and smiling and having a good time? In those moments, did you feel like people saw you? Did you feel like people asked to get to know you or asked how you were feeling or what was happening in your inner world?

To be seen, heard, and known for who we really are is the essence of connected community.

Alysia shares insights on community from the perspective of a TCK (Third Culture Kid).


Blessed are the Peacemakers

I do not belittle the challenges facing the Church today, or each of us personally. Disputes arise because issues are deep and complex, but our posture in disagreement affects our witness to the world, and our relevance to our cultural context.


A Prayer for Election Day

A prayer for election day. 

"Today we will exercise our cherished right to vote for our leaders. We are divided in our opinions of who will lead best, but we are united in our desire to see our nation flourish.

Father, we submit our election's outcome to you and ask you to unite us in support of our newly elected leaders. We pray that you will grant them the ability to serve with wisdom, courage, and integrity as they represent us and govern our nation. We pray that you will open their eyes and hearts to see our greatest needs as a nation and set the priorities for our government..."


Welcoming Strangers: 4 Opportunities for Hospitality

Welcoming strangers has become one of our greatest needs and significant challenges as Christians in Canada. Here are 4 opportunities, for individuals & churches, to demonstrate hospitality to immigrants and other 'strangers'.


Mobilizing Movements: An Interview

An interview with Murray Moerman, about his new book Mobilizing Movements. Murray speaks from his personal experience as he shares wisdom for Christian leaders & ordinary Christians.


Mobilizing Movements to Jesus Christ

The need of Christ above all is the impetus for the Great Commission, and the Great Commission is the reason for the church, her mission, and for the recent book Mobilizing Movements: Leadership Insights for Discipling Whole Nations.


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