During this pandemic you need inspiration, practical tools, and new perspectives. This library of resources from Generous Minds all over the globe will encourage your heart as you engage a world in crisis.
Generous Mind partnered with Sixteen:Fifteen and Within Reach Global to do two webinars called "God, Germs and Global Missions." The first episode focused on a key concepts and ways of thinking to bring missions into a church in lockdown. The second episode focused on practical tools and tips to support global missions engagement post-pandemic.
Church has changed dramatically for most of the world's faithful. No more sitting in auditoriums, chatting in the lobby or leaving the kids with Sunday School teachers. Today most of us are experiencing virtual church from our living rooms.
One of the areas of global mission that will require significant innovation because of Coronavirus Pandemic disruption is the short term missions trip. This post is not proposing solutions but resourcing you with some quality insights to help you innovate.
Two songs in particular have greatly impacted the Protestant community and I wrote blog posts for both of them. While both songs have been a blessing to me, my blog posts are not reflections on their personal significance. Instead they are tools to help you use these songs as you lead others in prayer, worship and deeper faith.
There are certain things you simply can't say with prose. The logic and the design do not communicate what the heart is striving to unlock. Sometimes poetry is the key to processing something as complex as the Coronavirus Pandemic. And in that processing, those struggling through it with you are humanized, your insights are clarified and new innovative ideas emerge.
Masks are barriers . . . plain and simple. But what if you could harness that symbol and break through the barrier? I believe you can. What does it look like?
The world is struggling to cope with the Coronavirus Pandemic, but the story of struggle is not the only, or I would say the main, narrative.
What good can come in the waves that swell behind a pandemic? As we see the tragedy and destruction that this ghost ship is leaving in its wake, we turn to a wide variety of analogies to make sense of what we are experiencing. When we have an invisible foe, like a virus, it’s hard to visualize the struggle we are in without them. So, we look to these word pictures as we grapple with the global implications of the crisis and try to imagine how we will respond.
The streets are quiet except for the distant sound of sirens echoing through the rows of high-rises, across the rice fields, through the villages, and resonating across the waves as jumbo jets soar in the sky above.
I just returned from a trip to Asia. I had people tell me I should not go. I had others tell me they were glad I came. To tell you the truth, my emotions were in different places moment by moment.
It is also important to realize that events like this tend to be catalytic moments for humanity.
As the world is responding to the coronavirus outbreak and the Covid19 infection, I hear one question more than any other.