J. Mack Stiles
What piece of advice would Mack Stiles, a pastor in the Middle East, give to missionaries?
Pastoral burnout happens when we think we can build a church ourselves, when we’re trusting ourselves and not the Lord.
In missions today, some people’s attempts to contextualize the gospel have had horrible effects.
The problem with evangelistic programs is that they often make you feel like you’ve done evangelism—when you actually haven’t.
If evangelism is to be woven into the fabric of the life of a new church plant and its pastor, it takes some thought and planning.
Through the faithfulness of Christian doctors a generation ago, God gave churches favor in the eyes of the rulers of a nation in the heart of the Middle East. Through the recovery of one church, now many healthy churches are springing up in this desert country.
The best thing you can do for missionaries is to make sure you keep your church healthy. They can’t do the work there if churches are unhealthy here.
A strict diet of evangelistic programs produces malnourished evangelism.
The gospel is the joyful message from God that leads us to salvation.
Evangelism is teaching the gospel with the aim to persuade.
Walking an aisle, raising a hand, or even praying a prayer may tell us that evangelism has happened, but such actions are not what evangelism is.
A roundtable discussion on the Great Commission, sending, calling, prayer, patience, and more with the leaders of the Cross Conference.
How pushy should we be in our evangelism? Do we have to earn the right to share the gospel? Mack Stiles and a few friends share their wisdom.
What were the human means and instruments of your conversion?
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