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Jesus’ love gives believer strength to withstand persecution

Pickup trucks loaded with security personnel appeared suddenly in front of the small house where Muslim-background believers were secretly meeting to worship. Musa* was dragged outside with the … more

Highlights from Northern Africa and the Middle East

Editor’s note: This is the ninth post in a 12-part series that highlights information found in IMB’s Annual Statistical Report. The report is based on 2019 research data. A full copy of the … more

047 Navigating the Pastoral Leadership Grind

Will Mancini is one of the most highly regarded church leadership experts of our time, and in this episode, he joins Johnny Hunt and Kevin Ezell to talk about the need for NAMB’s Next Step … more

047 Navigating the Pastoral Leadership Grind

Will Mancini is one of the most highly regarded church leadership experts of our time, and in this episode, he joins Johnny Hunt and Kevin Ezell to talk about the need for NAMB’s Next Step … more

First Person: Thoughts on (soul) winning with Bobby Bowden

“Is winning everything?” I asked. “No. But winning is important. If you don’t win, they fire you,” replied Coach Bowden. Bobby Bowden coached football for more than 50 years. Over the … more

Prayer Guide for Birmingham, England

Birmingham UK is the second largest city in the United Kingdom. Its metro area has a population of 3.7 million people, called Brummies, with 42% of the residents being from non-white British … more

Missionaries work toward long-term partnership with Portuguese leaders

In 2017, IMB workers Mark and Hannah Bustrum attended a retreat with missionaries from the region and invited national partners to participate. For more than a decade they had worked to … more

Latvian woman thankful for Christians who led her to the Lord

Recently, our church had our weekly outdoor worship service and we invited a young pastoral student from another town to preach. He brought his wife and two young children. They also brought with … more

Highlights from Europe

Editor’s note: This is the eighth post in a 12-part series that highlights information found in IMB’s Annual Statistical Report. The report is based on 2019 research data. A full copy of the … more

IMB’s MedAdvance conference engages healthcare professionals

On Aug. 7-8, healthcare professionals, students, church leaders and state and associational leaders attended the IMB’s MedAdvance conference. Participants learned about the IMB’s work in … more

First Person: From Disappointment to Praise

Last October I was sorely disappointed. We lived in a large, busy, grey city in East Asia, and we had planned and cancelled a trip to the mountains…again. The first time we tried to travel out … more

Powerful Act of Obedience

Xiang Hao* wasn’t sure what to think when she opened up her Christmas present from her sister and found a Bible. Her sister had come back from America recently and announced she was a … more

IMB, Barna Group discuss engagement of next generation in global missions

The International Mission Board joined with Barna Group for an online workshop titled The Future of Missions. The workshop, hosted virtually on Wednesday, Sept. 2, included IMB President Paul … more

Highlights from East Asia

Editor’s note: This is the seventh post in a 12-part series that highlights information found in IMB’s Annual Statistical Report. The report is based on 2019 research data. A full copy of the … more

The Future of Missions

What does diversity in missions look like? What are the long-term implications of urbanization? What is the state of the US church? How does Gen Z think about missions? One night. Two hours. … more

‘We can’t do it unless we do it together,’ Chitwood tells pastors

In January 2020, IMB President Paul Chitwood announced five targets built around IMB’s vision and mission to engage unreached people and places over the next five years. As 2020 turned into a … more

046 Evangelism Beyond the Pulpit

Contrary to what some believe, pastors alone are not responsible for evangelism. This is something Jay Lowder is passionate about helping churches understand. Jay is an evangelist, both by divine … more

Deaf believer commits to Jesus after dream

Naomi* was born in a remote village, accessible only by boat. She is the only Deaf person in her village, and she did not learn sign language until she moved to a city as an adult. Her family, … more

Baptists known for excellence in medical care in Indonesia

Southern Baptists have a long history in medical missions and have continued to bring hope and healing during the COVID-19 crisis. Field workers around the world use hospitals and clinics as … more

Downloadable Tech Backgrounds for September 2020

Remember to pray for missions with these custom backgrounds for your computer and mobile devices. Using IMB photos from around the world, you can focus your attention on an area of the world in … more
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