Posts categorized as ‘On Mission’

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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This is definitely not for you

By iGo Global Staff · September 13, 2016

No, really. You. This is not your deal, sister. You are not ready for it and you couldn’t do it even if you were. In fact, it is probably safe to say that God didn’t even call you to this in the first place, bro. Seriously, why would He call you? What do you even have to offer? So you’re still reading? Nice. This probably felt a little like the old reverse psychology tricks from your parents. You know the ones: “Don’t you dare smile for this picture!” Or maybe, “You’re right. School is a waste of time. I think…

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The Hope of the World Hits Home

By iGo Global Staff · August 18, 2015

One of our core values at iGo is Hope of the World. It is the biblical doctrine that God is bringing His message of hope to the world through the local church. That is the plan. The only plan. We don’t just teach that as a value. As a staff, we try to live it, embrace it, and model it as well. Some iGo staff are elders, some are married to elders, some are married to church staff members, and everyone serves in some capacity at their home church. But this core value is getting a lot more up-close and…

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Frontline Friday: iGo all over the world

By iGo Global Staff · July 24, 2015

What a week this has been at iGo Global. Our Texas Super Summer Global and Louisiana Geaux Students teams visited iGosia, were trained at Base Camp, and flew out Monday to Madrid to make Him famous. They are doing an amazing job of engaging the Ancient Work alongside the M’s and our wonderful JSIs (overseas interns). Here is a just a small sample of daily updates from one of the trek groups on this team: H.W. Weatherford The Father has done unreal things here and I can’t wait until tomorrow! B.V. Groesbeck So blessed to see Father honor and bless…

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Frontline Friday: God Opens Doors

By iGo Global Staff · July 17, 2015

This past week has been one to remember for sure. Last week we branched off into different sites that we had been to only one or two times since we’ve been here. My team went to a site I had been to before, but I didn’t care for it much. I asked Father to break down my own barriers and show me how he was at work there. After PR walking for a few hours, we began to try to find a place for dinner. This was a difficult task because literally every restaurant in the area was closed due…

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