The jarring emergency alert siren sounded on all our phones simultaneously just as we were clearing the table from a family dinner. It was a sobering announcement: the whole of New Zealand will be on lockdown for at least the next four weeks.
How can we encourage people to delve deeply into the Bible in a way that helps God speak into their lives? How can churches create an environment that brings people closer to Jesus and emboldens them to live out their faith at home, with friends, in the workplace, and with the forgotten ones who often are at the periphery of our everyday lives? Tools to Equip and Empower (TEE), a global movement we cooperate with, responds to these needs.
When was the last time you heard a piece of really good news? The kind that lifts your spirits and renews your sense of hope? Read on for just such a story.
Safe spaces are important for all of us, and especially for the poor and vulnerable in our communities. I (Ann) saw how important the ministry of safe spaces is to our witness as Jesus followers on a recent trip to work with Baptist partners in two SE Asian countries.
We build relationships based on mutual respect and an eagerness to cooperate with what God is doing in and through our beloved sisters and brothers in Christ around the world. We may make mistakes along the way, but this is the journey we are committed to.
A friend wept as he recounted the horror of last Friday’s massacre in Christchurch, a colleague fought back tears as she welcomed students to class, a city volunteer’s voice broke as she welcomed parents to a kids’ program and asked for a moment of silence.