The bottom line is good medicine

By iGo Global Staff · May 4, 2015

Some of you are taking finals. Some of you are experiencing the slowest and worst countdown to summer break ever. Some of you are out of school and just realized there are no more summer breaks. And to top it all off, it has been quite a while since you were at an iGo Base Camp. So here is some good medicine for this Monday in May. Bottom Line medicine to be exact. The bottom line is the truth that everything is ultimately for God’s glory. But that doesn’t happen in remote parts of the cosmos independent from us. Instead, God…

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How do you pray for your pastor?

By iGo Global Staff · April 27, 2015

Pastor Ben McGraw of Crosspoint Fellowship in Greenville, Texas recently finished preaching through the book of Hebrews. As he neared the end of this four year journey, I was privileged to hear him preach on the following passage: “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.…

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Got a bad case of the Mondays? Check this out.

By iGo Global Staff · April 20, 2015

It’s Monday. Again. How has your Monday been so far? Too many fires to put out? Enough distractions to fill the Palo Duro Canyon? To do list becoming a too long list? Or even worse, did you have STAAR testing? Of course, it is easy to blame the outside forces of evil that conspire to make our Mondays difficult, exhausting, and downright ugh-ly. But let’s be honest. The problem is mostly us. It is our response, our frustration level, our reactions that do us in. Be angry, but do not sin? Yeah, right. We make a mess out of Mondays,…

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Spend your summer wisely…Volunteer at Base Camp!

By iGo Global Staff · April 14, 2015

So you are not going on an iGo trip this summer? We get it. Everyone can’t go every summer. Which leads us to an important question. How are you spending your summer? And when I say spending, I want you to take that word literally. You are the steward of this gift we call summer break. God has entrusted you with some time away from the routine for a couple of months. So how will you spend it? You have a chance to invest this commodity we call time, but you also have a chance to waste it. What will…

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Living on mission: Lessons from an introvert

By iGo Global Staff · April 13, 2015

I do better in small groups of people. When I join a new group I tend to drift towards the observer rather than the director position of the group. My name is Sarah Arnett and I am an introvert. When given the choice, I always want to disengage…it’s in my nature. I will withdraw from any situation because my comfort is found in thought and in being on the outside looking in. So how does an introvert like myself (and I’m guessing many others) engage the Great Commission to live missionaly in daily life? (Because let’s face it- when I go to the grocery store the LAST…

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Featured Resource: Journibles. Yes, that is a real thing.

By iGo Global Staff · April 6, 2015

From time to time, we like to point you to resources that will help you know God and make Him known. iGo staffer Jami Lee Gainey took some time to share her thoughts about a resource she is currently using.  Recently, a friend in my small group from church recommended a resource for our LTG called a Journible. The Journible is laid out so that you actually handwrite your own copy of scripture on the right hand page of the book. The left hand page is reserved for your own notes and journaling. Occasionally, there is a question or word faintly…

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Attention JSI Alums: Launch Crew Needs You!

By iGo Global Staff · April 2, 2015

You were a JSI. Despite the fact that you never really knew what JSI stood for (or even worse, someone told you it stood for Just a Summer Intern), your JSI experience is almost impossible to put into words. So here goes nothing… As a college student, or maybe even a high school student, you found yourself living overseas for the the majority of your summer. Some people might call what you did a mission trip. Some people would be wrong. This was different, so different from a mission trip. This was living the life of a missionary. I don’t…

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We Are Ambassadors

By iGo Global Staff · March 30, 2015

“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us.” –2 Corinthians 5:20a ESV Ambassadors. As a result of the fact that we are new creations in Christ (v17), are reconciled to God through Christ (v18), and are ministers of the message of reconciliation (vs 18-19), we are ambassadors. That is what the therefore is there for. An ambassador is a government official living in a foreign country in order to represent his or her home country, government, and ideals. God calls us ambassadors as we live in a world that is not our home. We represent God’s…

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iGo Group Treks: Letting doctrine drive our missions

By iGo Global Staff · March 26, 2015

Short-term mission trips have never been more popular than they are right now. Researchers estimate that over 2 million people will participate in short-term mission trips this year from U.S. churches alone. That’s a pretty incredible number. But why? What is driving the popularity of short-term missions? Before you pull out your Sunday School answer and say Jesus so we can move along here, let’s stop and really consider the question. I’m not saying that Jesus isn’t the answer, of course. Ultimately I think that people are doing missions because Jesus commanded us to go make disciples. I doubt that…

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Mascot Madness

By iGo Global Staff · March 24, 2015

How’s your tournament bracket doing these days? That bad huh? Sorry I brought it up. The good news is that you are not alone. ESPN reports that out of the 11,570,000 brackets (not a typo, that is truly 11.57 million) submitted through their challenge, only 273 were still perfect after the first day. That number seems ridiculously low after just one day until you stop to think that those 273 people all picked UAB to beat Iowa State AND Georgia State to beat Baylor. Not much confidence in the Big 12 with the remnant. After the first two days? Only…

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