http://austingardner.net/NewEnglishPodcast/Midweek_Services.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:48 — 35.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSPastoral staff of Vision Baptist Church discuss the midweek services and what they do to keep it lively.

The following article was written by Kyle Shreve, missionary to Peru. Young people are the future of missions, and to undervalue them is about the biggest mistake a church can make. Hope that’s clear enough. Sure, the 13 or 14 year old running around the church today, knocking things over, and deciding that kicking a football into the baptistry is…

  “The ministry would be great if it weren’t for the people!” This is a sentiment that is occasionally thought or said (usually in a half-joking manner) by some people in the ministry. Though it may be said tongue-in-cheek, it expresses a real barrier to effective ministry. The ministry is people – we don’t minster to building, cities, or places; we…

The following note was taken from Tucker, R. A. (2004). From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions (Second Edition.). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. That is a book that I suggest all to read. In the aftermath of the Yangchow controversy, as critical newspaper editorials and private letters reached China, Taylor became deeply depressed—so much so that…