Posts categorized as ‘On Mission’


By iGo Global Staff · January 20, 2010

What does it mean to be missional? Is there a difference between mission-minded, missional, and missiological. I’ve heard varied definitions of all three, but have no more clarity on what it means to be on mission. When we talk to iGosians about being on mission at home, how does that relate to doing missions overseas? Is one greater or more necessary than the other? These are all questions people are asking, and unfortunately as the word “missional” has become a buzz word, it has been attached to things that are actually not missional or missions. Ed Stetzer has some good insight into this issue of what it means…

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Leslie’s Story

By iGo Global Staff · January 15, 2010

Leslie is an iGo Alum who has led teams for us and volunteered at Base Camp. She is currently attending Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. Through her interaction with international students there, she befriended Ami, an exchange student from Japan. Through conversation and friendship, Leslie got the chance to share the Gospel with Ami, give her an English and Japanese Bible, and start a weekly Bible study with her. Below is an email Leslie sent about her Bible Study with Ami: Thursday Ami and I had coffee-mochas, but we didn’t drink them until we left the coffee shop because…

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Happy iGosian New Year!

By iGo Global Staff · January 4, 2010

As you enter into Twenty Ten, let me give you a quick and simple challenge as you continue on your journey to missional living. Reflect. Find a quiet place today and remember what He has done in your life in 2009. Get out your journal and allow His faithfulness and His work to encourage you. Get a plan. Call them resolutions, goals, or commitments. I think it was John Maxwell who said if you fail to plan then you can plan to fail. As you enter the new year, what are your goals? What do you want your life to…

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What are you reading?

By iGo Global Staff · December 9, 2009

“You will be the same person next year except for the books you read and the people you meet.” I’m not sure who said that, and I’m not sure I completely agree with the statement, but I have to admit the quote does have some truth to it. I like what Shu has said, “Readers are leaders and leaders are readers.” It’s hard to argue with the truth of that statement. I’m not a guy who really loves reading. For the most part, I have to intentionally make myself read. Over the last several years, the practice and discipline of…

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By iGo Global Staff · November 10, 2009

By Jami Lee Gainey Romans 12:12 reads, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Many of you have heard Kent teach from Psalm 139 concerning God’s sovereignty. I agree with Kent that even though I don’t fully understand the sovereignty of God, He works when people are faithful in calling out to him – he works on those prayers, and they are powerful. You iGosians know how we stress during training time that prayer is not “just something we do when there’s nothing else to do”; it’s what we should be doing first and foremost. It’s…

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Thoughts from Sally Waller

By iGo Global Staff · November 2, 2009

Sally served as a Jimmy (office intern) with us this past summer and below is a story about iGo she wrote for one of her classes this semester. There is exactly one Sonic, one Subway, and one little hole-in-the-wall Mexican food restaurant (named La Flor) in Lavon, Texas- a town that serves more as a spillway for Rockwall residents than anything else. There is also exactly one shopping center in Lavon, Texas, where the Dollar General is the premiere fixture. Behind this Dollar General and next to a smelly patch of land that connects to the local Post Office, there…

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The Gospel According to Noah

By iGo Global Staff · September 22, 2009

I, along with other iGo staff members, have been learning a lot lately about finding Jesus in the Old Testament. Special thanks to author Tim Keller for pointing us in the right direction. I taught this lesson a few weeks ago at church using Noah. The 6th chapter of Genesis tells the story of God resolving to destroy the Earth with a flood because the earth was “corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with violence” (Gen. 6:11). However, God chooses by His mercy to save Noah and his family from the destruction. The flood is obviously an…

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Welcome to Cucumbers & Tomatoes!

By iGo Global Staff · September 10, 2009

Has it happened yet? Now that you have been back in school for a couple weeks it is bound to happen. Maybe even when you least expect it. It might take place when you are in chemistry lab wondering why your teacher assigned you these yahoos as lab partners. Or it could kick in during trigonometry as you daydream about the good old days when letters never found their way into math problems. It could even sneak up on you during English as you ponder why Shakespeare didn’t know how to write in English very well. What language did he…

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