Tag Archives: Oases

Whatever You Do, Don’t Burn Out!

Going down in flames on the Mission Field at one time was a sign of total commitment to Christ and His cause.  Today most of us consider it a loss to the Great Commission enterprise.  T. J. Addington would agree … Continue reading

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Bloom Where We’re Planted!

Being servants where God has put us and being content to serve Him there, is the theme of this post from Mark Brewster, LI Staff Oasis Host in Lewiston, ID. “One of the dangers of living in our American consumer … Continue reading

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Burn Out, Rust Out or Last Out?

In our early days of being challenged for missions through The Navigators, the idea of going all out 100% for Christ’s cause was the challenge.  Of course, that’s what we want to do — only one life, ’twill soon be … Continue reading

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Why Are US Missionary Budgets So High?

This question is undoubtedly raised with every missionary out there raising support.  And it’s a ‘downer’ emotionally because the missionary is put in the position of defending the budget used to send and keep them on the field.  There’s nothing … Continue reading

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Jon Gordon, www.jongordon.com, shares interesting stories of inspiration and motivation.  Here’s the story about Luke Tyburski, raising the personal question for me:  How far am I willing to push myself in 2016?  As Sheri and I enter our next era … Continue reading

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More Stats — This Time Related to Chastity!

Can you find a sit-com, movie, or even a churchgoer who today thinks having sex and living together prior to marriage is something negative?

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What Does Your Life Look Like Going Forward?

We are headed to Pine Valley, CA for the 3rd Life Impact Staff Conference! We started LI in 2003 in our Oasis in Sunriver, OR.  Our goal was to strengthen missionaries for the work God called them to.  The needs … Continue reading

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A New Year Poem from the Army of the Lord!

My colleague and I parked our car just outside the village and walked to the Romanian Orthodox Church to meet the Priest.  These were the days in the ’80’s when the communists were holding power and soon to lose it.   … Continue reading

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Okay, Here’s the Guy Who Gave us Those Stats!

This is a followup article on the statistics about Pastors.  I agree with Ed Stetzer, we need to be accurate with our statistics — so what are the new surveys about Pastor attrition?  Maybe you have one? Hey, an accurate … Continue reading

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Caregivers, Are We Using Bad Stats?

Oh, Oh.  Am I guilty of passing on wrong statistics about the attrition of USA Evangelical Pastors?  The stats I’ve quoted are quite high, but are they correct?

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