Author - Peter Hanson

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To Be a Missionary, Tell the Right Story
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Urban Ministry is a Gateway to the Globe

To Be a Missionary, Tell the Right Story

to be a missionary
What does it take to be a missionary? Is it about having the right training, vision or passion — or is there something more?

So, you want to know if you have what it takes to be a missionary? Well, brace yourself. Everyone has an opinion. Some folks will tell you all it takes is the right training. Others may tell you that it takes the right passion. Still, more good-intentioned people will say that the right vision is all you need. But rather than the right training, passion or vision, we must start with the right story. We humans like to talk about ourselves. If we start with ourselves, though, we’ll never have what it takes to be a missionary. A missionary is…

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Urban Ministry is a Gateway to the Globe

urban ministry opportunities in chicago
As Chicago becomes globally-integrated, it is creating new ministry opportunities like never before.

Imagine a quiet May Sunday morning in a Chicago neighborhood. I am on my way to catch a Blue Line train for worship at our local church. Suddenly, from behind me arises the baritone backfire of hundreds of motorcycles cruising along the street. As the cyclists pass, I notice the red and white of the Polish flag everywhere, from the patches on riders’ jackets to the flags flying from the rear of the motorcycles. It is May 3 — Constitution Day — a public holiday in Poland that celebrates the Duchy of Warsaw from the 18th century and the fall…

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