Travis Snode

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  “The ministry would be great if it weren’t for the people!” This is a sentiment that is occasionally thought or said (usually in a half-joking manner) by some people in the ministry. Though it may be said tongue-in-cheek, it expresses a real barrier to effective ministry. The ministry is people – we don’t minster to...
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source We Must Remain Open to the Holy Spirit’s Leading If you feel that God is calling you to the mission field, I want to thank you for your willingness to stand in the gap for the lost souls of this world. You are needed more than you can imagine. I like what Hudson Taylor...
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Moving to a new area to plant a church can be a daunting experience. Where do you begin? Where do you meet? How do you get started? Those are all questions that we asked over the last year as we sought where to plant a new church in the city of London. If you are...
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In the first half of “Mentoring in the Old Testament” we looked at what mentoring is and how it was exemplified in the life of Jethro and Moses. In the second half I want to show a few more Old Testament examples of mentorship – some are good and some are bad. Moses & Joshua...
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Mentoring has radically impacted my life – much of who I am and what I do are a result of the mentors that God has placed in my life.  Some mentors were intentional; others were instinctive, but all have been used to make a radical impact in my life. Mentoring is God’s primary method to...
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Mentoring is a topic that is mentioned often in our culture, but much of the wisdom on the topic comes from humanism. Mentoring in the New Testament is different because it looks at what God’s Word teaches about mentoring and training leaders. Believing that all Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable...
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The following article is part two of a two-part series on the benefits of furlough. You can read part one here. The Benefits to Others We have looked at the benefits of furlough to the missionary’s personal life. Now I want to look at the benefits to those outside the missionary’s immediate family. 4. Furlough...
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When I left for the mission field in June 2004, I was so excited to be on the field that I had no desire to return back to America. Nearly nine years later, I still loved being a missionary and definitely preferred to be on the field, but we left on furlough. So, you might ask,...
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Where to Plant a Church? In 2006, my wife and I arrived in a new city in Northern Ireland and planted our first church.  The city of Derry/Northern Ireland has 100,000 people, so choosing where to plant a church there was not excessively challenging. Basically, our choices were between one side of the river or the other....
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