Posts categorized as ‘On Mission’

The Right Mindset

By Lance Shumake · September 17, 2020

Is anyone planning anymore?  How’s your 2021 calendar looking? Lots of plans coming together?  Probably not. It’s no secret that it is really hard to plan in the future tense right now. So many unknowns continue to linger with this pandemic.  We are right there with you. Planning for overseas iGo trips (or any trips) in 2021 feels like throwing darts while wearing a blindfold.  So what do we do, when planning is so challening?  It might just start with a change in our mindset. Here are two mindsets we can adopt during these times.  The first is the “If the Lord wills it” mindset. Check…

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How True It Is

By Lance Shumake · June 2, 2020

Fulfilling the Great Commission is connected to the Greatest Commandment. Jesus commissions his followers to make disciples of all the nations. To go to every nation, tribe, and tongue with the good news.  Obedience to this can be done, I guess, out of a sense of obligation. That might lead someone to take a mission trip just to check it off their spiritual to-do list. But it doesn’t really work that way over the long haul, does it?  Enter the greatest commandment. When asked which commandment was the greatest, Jesus answered this way:   “You shall love the Lord your God…

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Comfort with Comfort

By Lance Shumake · May 5, 2020

It’s not supposed to end with you. God blesses His people. We’ve been teaching that here at iGo for all of our 20 years. And we don’t plan to stop. But the blessing of God on His people is not meant to just be a blessing for His people. The bottom line of God’s blessing is that He wants you and I to share that blessing with our friends, our neighbors, our classmates, refugees, and the whole wide world. We are blessed to be a blessing. We are blessed to bring a blessing to others, so that others will then…

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Tuesday Truth – 4/28/20

By Lance Shumake · April 28, 2020

Contentment. That’s what Paul is talking about in Philippians 4:13. 11 Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. 12 I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. 13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. —Philippians 4:11-13 (NLT) Surprisingly, Paul wasn’t talking about his ability to hit the game-winning shot as time expires. He wasn’t talking about passing a test even though…

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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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You ask…He answers

By iGo Global Staff · July 31, 2018

Your iGo trip is officially in the books. Your suitcase is unpacked (unless you are a Germany JSI and iGosian Airways took over your return flight and lost your luggage in or near Philly. In that case, just trust the process). Part of you misses your time overseas. Part of you wishes you were still there. Part of you can’t believe that the trip went so quickly. Part of you, it seems, stayed overseas. So now what? It’s always a good idea to find your answers in the Word.  When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because…

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