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How to Serve on Mission Trips, for all 9 Enneagram Types

We all have a path forward to breaking down the internal roadblocks that stop us from serving and loving people like Jesus in healthy ways that dignify and empower.

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5 Steps to Serving Others Well

As followers of Christ, we know that we are called to serve others, but how does this translate in our complicated cultural context?

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‘These People’ Have Names

Most of the time I view my life with me at the center. And if we’re not careful, we can take this perspective with us into missions, accidentally overlooking the very people we desire to know and serve.

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What West Virginia Taught Me

I thought I would be interacting with kids in the community, maybe learning a bit more about construction, and facilitating the schedule for the teams that came through. While this was all true, it was also so much more.

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Introducing RISING — A New Way to Live Your Mission

When we see the widening gap between those who have opportunity and resources compared to those who don't, we think it should matter. Community empowerment is part of our mission so we can address this disparity that steals hope and erodes people's sense of worth and dignity.

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Unlikely People in an Unlikely Place: Christmas in Modern Day Bethlehem

Jesus knows what it’s like to be a nobody in the midst of chaos. He understands the plight of the weak, the lowly and the marginalized. He lived it.

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The Thrill of Hope

The hundreds of volunteers that have shown up to work on homes over the past seven months have been able to accomplish insurmountable amounts of work, but I can’t help think that there’s a greater hope being built along the way...

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We Need Each Other

During these outreaches, is where it really struck him of the humanity in everyone. I think a lot of times it can be very easy to look down on or think less of people that are different than us...

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Let's Go to the Beach

We piled kids and leaders into vans and convoyed it to Fort Popham. An hour later, we found ourselves in the middle of the old fort, seemingly built just for us with lots of places to run around...

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A Life Hidden in Christ

Each day we run a kids club with the Salvation Army in the morning, and this week we started another kids club at the Autumn Woods Apartments in Bladensburg, Maryland. At first we were not very sure what to expect.

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