May 4, 2014 — by Bill Young

What Does Healthy, Cross-Cultural Missions Look Like?

Asking the hard questions


Are we living in the day when the US church no longer has a place in mission, other than to send money? Should we just support nationals who can do the work better anyway? Or is the US church "the hope of the world" in mission? Are we the ones who know best what needs to be done, and how? What is our role in God’s mission in the world today?

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May 1, 2014 — by Dana Allin

In Pursuit of God's Mission For The Church

Reorienting our goal as the Church


Reorienting Church Goals This coming Sunday, I have the privilege of preaching at First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs and I plan on using Acts 1:1-8. My title for the sermon is, “God’s Mission has a Church.” I believe we often reverse the relationship between mission and church.

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April 9, 2014 — by Keith Hill

Stepping Back To Gain A Broader View

Wading through the details


Do any of you (besides me) ever get lost in the weeds of this denomination building business? I serve on the Ministry and Assimilation Team (M.A.T.) in the East Central Presbytery, and there are so many pieces to put into place. Some days, it can be very wearisome.

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April 3, 2014 — by John Terech

"Synergistic Integration"

Seeing the synergy


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In my new role, here at ECO as Director of Operations, I really didn’t know what to expect when I hit the road for some serious business travel. Hotel and airline life are not exactly glamorous, but they do certainly have their own culture. Often, all the travel time allows you to read a lot and this can be rewarding especially when you read something or see something that strikes a chord and makes you think, “This could certainly apply to what we are doing today!” And what we are doing at ECO, as we build a denomination, is trying to keep up with what God is already doing in our midst.

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