Embracing Humility in Mission

Global Harvest

By Ryan Shaw A friend of mine was serving in a difficult nation on the Arabian Peninsula. It’s a challenge for anyone from a Muslim background to come to faith in Jesus in this country. As a foreigner, this message bearer was treated with a measure of respect and curiosity, and he used this opportunity […]

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Fasting – The Atomic Power of the Great Commission

Abandoned Devotion

By Ryan Shaw A key to our calling in the Great Commission is developing an environment, through communion prayer and fasting, where God can present himself among an unreached people group with great authority. Throughout the Bible, as well as church and mission history, we observe men and women with lives of prayer that few […]

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Seven Characteristics of Effective Global Harvest Prayer

Global Harvest

By Ryan Shaw A growing wave of prayer is sweeping the global church. God is stirring a fresh vision of the importance and centrality of prayer across His body. There are greater heights in prayer that the Holy Spirit is ready to take His church. Prayer is the central means through which God will bring […]

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Staying vs. Going: How Does God See Them?

Global Harvest

By Joel Iyorwa All too often when missions is talked about, it is seen as the exclusive sphere of message bearers (missionaries) who actually go out as frontier cross-cultural workers or who are in some fashion engaged in full-time service related to it. There is too often, a forgotten or ignored group of people – […]

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The Priorities of the Great Commission

Global Harvest

By Ryan Shaw It is important to distinguish what the Holy Spirit’s aims and goals are in the Great Commission. Church and mission history reveals agreement that the Great Commission is primarily not about humanitarian, political and secular work among society. It is a spiritual work focusing on the eternal values of declaring the Gospel, […]

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Bearing the Culturally Relevant Message

Global Harvest

By Ryan Shaw Message bearers are committed to proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom among unreached and unengaged ethnic peoples globally. This may be in our home city, nation or a near or distant country. We rely on the Holy Spirit to lead. We then focus on a particular sub-culture of that people. Ethnic peoples […]

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Abandoned Devotion -The Key Characteristic of Message Bearers

Abandoned Devotion

By Ryan Shaw Message bearers are not developed in a vacuum. They do not all of a sudden appear. They are prepared by His hand over time, primarily through the channel of local ministries (local churches and campus ministry fellowships). The Holy Spirit is seeking to align every local church and campus ministry fellowship with […]

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