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IMB Missions College creates connections for cross-cultural ministry

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – Representatives from 21 states came together for an intensive training on cross-cultural missions taught by International Mission Board missionaries April 2-5. The annual Missions College hosted near Richmond brought IMB missionaries from all over the world together with pastors, church members and missions leaders.

Journeyman asks friends to read Bible, sees lives transformed

Cultural Christianity seemed like a huge roadblock in International Mission Board missionary Sarah’s ministry. She encountered people every day in Poland who affirmed they were “Christian.”

Q&A: Missionary explorer shares Gospel with UUPGs

Some days June Estes pinches herself to make sure she isn’t dreaming. As an International Mission Board missionary explorer, she experiences a lot of things she never imagined doing in her lifetime.

Mississippi church is answer to Romanian pastor’s 30-year prayer

Thirty years was a long time to wait for help. Yet, the Romanian pastor had faithfully prayed since he w

New missionaries train to research, seek unengaged peoples

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – Morgan Walker looked around the room of missionary candidates in awe. When she surrendered her life to Jesus a few years ago, she didn’t know anything about missions but felt a strong desire to drop everything to follow Him and share. Now, here she sat at the International Mission Board’s interview conference listening to ministry opportunities from around the world.

Leland Webb, pioneer of global missions storytelling, dies at 91

A pioneer in advocating and sharing stories of God working around the world died Jan. 8. Leland Franklin Webb, 91, was a writer and editor at the International Mission Board for 32 years.

WEEK OF PRAYER: Training results in 17 churches planted in Zambia, still growing

It was just a normal meeting of some Zambian pastors and a few workers from Christian organizations. When Randy Windham stood up and handed a sign-up sheet to the person next to him, they had no idea that ministry as they knew it was about to change.

WEEK OF PRAYER: Partnership enters new era

Prison ministry. Sports ministry. Developing national missionaries. The dreams discussed around the table were big. International Mission Board missionaries Matt and Gretchen Clay saw the passion rising as the group of pastors and lay ministers figured out ways to introduce their North African neighbors to the Gospel. But the Clays didn’t have the resources to invest at the deep level needed by their brothers and sisters in Christ.

WEEK OF PRAYER:Virtual reality reaches lost through innovation

Michaela Knippers grabs the bulky virtual reality goggles off the desk and tightens them onto her head. Her husband, Justin, is already strapped in and waving his hand in the air to scroll through different maps he sees through the goggles.

Single missionary uses mother’s heart to minister in Thailand

The new college student stared at his class schedule, then looked over at the woman he calls “Mom” with an excited smile. International Mission Board missionary Angela Dawson could feel Skye’s pride of being the first person in his family to go to college. She looked at the college freshman in his new uniform and did what all mothers do on the first day of school — take a million pictures.