Posts by ‘Lance Shumake’

All worshippers welcome

By Lance Shumake · December 19, 2019

Matthew skips the shepherds. And the little drummer boy too, for the record. Instead, Matthew tells us about the visit from the magi, which most likely didn’t happen the night Jesus was born. Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-2 As we continue to focus on the bottom line of Advent, allow me to…

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God to the Rescue

By Lance Shumake · December 12, 2019

His name is a title. A description that tell us not just who he is, but what he came to do. Jesus. The Lord Saves. God to the rescue. Christ. The anointed one. Messiah. King. It’s actually more title than name. Christ isn’t his last name for sure. He wasn’t born into the Christ family. The first Christmas card didn’t come with a picture from the stable and a note – Happy Future Holidays from Joseph and Mary Christ… and baby Jesus. Jesus was what he was called and it was his name. But his name was given for a…

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The #LastingImpact Challenge 2019

By Lance Shumake · December 5, 2019

I still find myself amazed that it happens. Even though our teaching and our training is all geared for life on mission way beyond the actual mission trip, I get caught off guard when I hear how God really used iGo to do exactly that. And so much more. God has used iGo Global to make a #LastingImpact on hundreds and even thousands of students. Incredible. Is that your story too? Did your time with iGo (even if it was only one summer years ago) leave a lasting impact on your life and your view of the world? If so,…

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The Bottom Line of Advent

By Lance Shumake · December 2, 2019

The tendency is to skip them. Or maybe at least skim them quickly and move on. We know that all Scripture is profitable, but those genealogies? “God really spoke to me in that long list of names I couldn’t pronounce,” said pretty much no one ever. Which makes it interesting, or at least odd, that Matthew starts his gospel this way. After all, this is the greatest story ever told. Why give people a reason to skip the beginning? It’s probably too much to ask for you to stop and read Matthew 1:1-17 right now. But would you give a…

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Core Values in Real Life – Part 1 – Bottom Line

By Lance Shumake · August 9, 2019

It was basically an organized riot. They filled the theater in Ephesus and the crowd was shouting, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians! Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” This mob is angry at Paul. Paul brought the gospel to Ephesus. He proclaimed it boldly. People received the gospel and they gave up their idol worship. And that stirred up the people of the city against Paul. How dare he cause people to stop worshipping Artemis. The crowd couldn’t find Paul so they grabbed some of his known companions and drug them into the theater. This could get out of…

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The Challenge of Christmas

By Lance Shumake · December 29, 2018

It is truly one of my favorite missions quotes of all time. Some guy I don’t know much about named Oswald J. Smith is given credit for it. Apparently guys named Oswald are good for quoting. Here is what he said: “We talk of the Second Coming; half the world has never heard of the first.”  Such a great reminder. Today, just as much as when he first said it. Over 6000 people groups are still unreached. Almost 3 billion people in the world have little to no access to the gospel. We just celebrated Christmas, and I hope you had a great one!…

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The Challenge 2018

By Lance Shumake · December 10, 2018

Hopefully by now you have seen the #Dare2Declare project we kicked off this December. If not, please don’t admit it for your pride and our feelings. We have challenged The Tribe, which is well over 4000 strong these days, to help us train and mobilize the next generation by giving $10,000 before the end of 2018. Yes, $10,000 seems like a lot. Which is why we have divided it up. Everyone has a place where they could help us. Check out the chart below: This money will go straight towards the work of iGo in training our teams. It will cover…

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