Category: New Horizons

NEW HORIZONS, February 2019: When you come across short-term mission opportunities and think of the many reasons why they might not be right for you, please also try to remember some of the many reasons to participate…

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NEW HORIZONS, January 2019: Over five hundred men and women from churches all over the United States have endeavored to live out a Christian response to six major disasters since 2011. The testimonies of their love, work, skill, and rebuilding efforts and their examples of Christian charity are continuing to inspire new waves of volunteers…

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NEW HORIZONS, October 2018: Focus on Menominee Missions 2018 and Uruguay English Club 2018…

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NEW HORIZONS, June 2018: …and this reminder anticipated what the Harnesses would soon discover afresh: not only had God sent them to Houston to serve and to give, but also to be served and to receive the blessings of fellowship awaiting them among the saints in Houston…

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NEW HORIZONS, February 2018: “We know that God calls us to do our work with devotion, and we want to spread the gospel where God puts us … Our goal is to be present and minister … “

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NEW HORIZONS, February 2018: Practical experience and “how to” tips for individuals, churches, and presbyteries that want to get involved in short-term missions…

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NEW HORIZONS, December 2017: “Why has God blessed us? So that we would be a channel of God’s blessing to others…”

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NEW HORIZONS, December 2017: “We don’t want to be known as ‘OPC Building and Construction’….We want to be known as ‘OPC Building and Ministry…'”

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NEW HORIZONS, February 2017: The opportunities for outreach in Wildwood are truly endless. With the Lord providing more manpower and increased resources each year, we hope to use the practical gifts we have been given to work harder for the kingdom of Jesus . . .

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NEW HORIZONS, October 2016: Be a friend. Ask questions. Listen to stories. Share a gospel word. Bring new friends to a spiritual Sabbath feast and introduce them to your Father and to your family. This is positive Christian witness…

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NEW HORIZONS, June 2016: Insight and advice from a pastor with lots of experience leading and receiving STM teams…

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NEW HORIZONS, June 2016: How one presbytery brought together over 150 people from 17 churches for a time of fun, fellowship, and ministry before the short-term missions season began…

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NEW HORIZONS, June 2016: A seasoned short-term missions team organizer offers helpful guidelines for building a short-term missions team in your presbytery…

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NEW HORIZONS, October 2015: Energy and resources we would normally use to serve only ourselves, instead are called to be used in service of others, both those we came to minister to and our fellow team members . . .

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NEW HORIZONS, May 2015: A useful resource for training STM teams and individuals, particularly those planning to work in lower-income communities . . .

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NEW HORIZONS, December 2014: How to put together a trip that will be a blessing to the team members as well as the congregation they go to serve…

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NEW HORIZONS: May 2013: With power restored, Faith Bible invited the Redeemer congregation to join them for worship. The response was wonderful! For the first time, the majority of both congregations met together for worship…

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NEW HORIZONS, April 2013: Among other things, short-term missions help keep the church connected to missionaries and missionaries connected to the church…

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NEW HORIZONS, January 2013: It was the “holy chaos” created by the early church’s zeal for mercy ministry that occasioned the first diaconate. It has been a similar zeal for ministries of mercy in the OPC, and the potential chaos that can accompany it, that has occasioned the need for a denominational Committee on Diaconal Ministries . . .

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NEW HORIZONS, January 2013: The storm surge flooded homes and churches, shoved houses off their foundations, sparked fires, dumped yachts on roof tops, downed cell towers and tree limbs, and exploded transformers, knocking homes into the dark and cold

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NEW HORIZONS, October 2012: On July 9, 2012, a group of more than thirty people came from nine churches across the country to transform the inside, outside, and grounds of New Covenant OPC in South San Francisco, California . . .

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NEW HORIZONS, April 2012: The value of short-term trips and how OP churches and members can become more involved with the joyful task of making disciples of Christ at home and abroad…

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NEW HORIZONS, December 2011: For a Christian visiting Japan’s capital city of Tokyo, one of the most heartbreaking sights is also one of the city’s biggest attractions. The famous Sensoji Temple draws some thirty million visitors each year, including throngs of Buddhists futilely worshipping Kannon—the purported “goddess of mercy” . . .

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