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Tentmaking Briefs VOLUME I 64 pages! a collection of short articles from the world of tentmaking business as mission Download or Read here     Working your way to the nations Ever since the Apostle Paul had a job making tents to support his work of spreading the gospel, “tentmakers” have played an important role…

Creating “Incarnate” Communities

Creating “Incarnate” Communities of Servant Leaders By Paul Abbot Seeking Sustainable Models for Servant Leadership and Community Introduction: Integrating Servant Leader Principles with Community Development. For over twelve years I have been involved with and led teams that seek to integrate principles of servant leadership with community development and emergency relief. The integration of these…

Church Planting Resources

A healthy, obedient church is like a plant that grows and reproduces itself endlessly Dr George Patterson The ultimate goal of the tentmaker is to plant self supporting, self reproducing churches – and then leave Ari J. Rocklin GO Recommends: CHURCH MULTIPLICATION GUIDE Helping Churches to Reproduce Locally and Abroad, by George Patterson and Richard…

The Tentmaker and Prayer

Prayer is essential for tentmakers because they are on the frontlines in this cosmic war for control of the world. They spend much time with outsiders and most serve in spiritually hostile countries. A few years ago, the U.S. government put pressure on Afghanistan to let tentmakers put up a church building. Two years later,…

Understanding God’s Will

by Ruth E Seimens God wants us to know his will even more than we want to know it. Why then is it often so difficult to discover? Why doesn’t he tell us outright? He does not want unthinking robots who are programmed to do his bidding but mature children who share their Father’s concern…

“How to Avoid the Tentmaker Trap”

Have you seen the relatively new book of this title? The author is very much in favor of tentmaking, in spite of his title, but he is concerned about the Christians who go abroad ill-prepared for spiritual ministry, or who become so involved in their careers that they have little spiritual ministry. We share these…

Me — Memorize Bible Passages?

This is essential for professionals who wish to become tentmakers. No serious Christian would consider serving the Lord anywhere without their Bibles. Especially professionals who earn their living and make Jesus Christ known in hostile countries. But having a Bible is like carrying our sword in its scabbard. You should have a Bible on your…

Difficult to understand God’s leading?

This is especially puzzling because he wants us to know his will even more than we want to know it. He gains no advantage by withholding his will from us. Surely, the problem lies within us. He could give us all unmistakable dreams, visions. But most Christians will never have that kind of experience and…

Christians Find Evangelism Difficult?

Maybe because they hunt, when they should be fishing! I know about hunting because I used to do it. But not often. Like most Christians, I was uncomfortable invading people’s privacy and imposing religious conversations they did not want. A person’s religion in our culture is considered a private matter–no one else’s business. Yet we…

Must Christians Always Tell The Truth?

By Ruth Siemens The answer seems obvious–of course, they must tell the truth! But some mission leaders are arguing that there are situations in which it may be right for Christians to evade the truth or to tell half-truths. This is the subject of some training papers used by mission leaders. What if you are…

How To Fish Out Seekers

Workplace Evangelism: How To Fish Out Seekers By Ruth E Siemens Evangelism gives me joy! But I recall how I used to struggle to start a conversation. By the time I had planned my approach, my little sermon and my plea for a decision, I was so uptight that my surprised victim became embarrassed, too.…