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Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves

You can always count on Upstream pointing you to great books. One that played a key role in the writing of our most recent book, The Sending Church Defined, was Michael Reeves’ Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith. Reeves is the Director of Union Theology, teaches at Wales Evangelical School of […]

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Sending Church Stories: Sojourn Community Church

One of the biggest perks at Upstream is encountering churches who are living our their sent identity. As part of our desire to encourage churches on mission, we want to put before you some of their stories—not as a way of saying, ‘This is what you should do,’ but rather, ‘This is what some friends of ours […]

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Revised Creation to Christ Story

I want to tell you a story. Perhaps the most thrilling part of being on mission is that moment you get to share the entire gospel with someone who’s eager to hear it. A common missionary skill that’s actually not covered in Tradecraft is storying. In addition to the Bible itself being mostly narrative, we […]

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Adventures with Larry & Caleb: How Did You Choose a Church?

Upstream co-founders, Larry McCrary and Caleb Crider, are living in very different places: for Larry, Madrid, Spain; for Caleb, Richmond, Virginia. Along with their families they’re not just teaching Tradecraft missionary skills, they’re also applying them. So we wanted to tap into their unique experiences, and at the same time parallel their local and global […]

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Sending Church Stories: College Park Church

One of the biggest perks at Upstream is encountering churches who are living our their sent identity. As part of our desire to encourage churches on mission, we want to put before you some of their stories—not as a way of saying, ‘This is what you should do,’ but rather, ‘This is what some friends of ours […]

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Sending Church Stories: Immanuel Baptist Church

One of the biggest perks at Upstream is encountering churches who are living our their sent identity. As part of our desire to encourage churches on mission we want to put before you some of their stories—not as a way of saying, ‘This is what you should do,’ but rather, ‘This is what some friends of ours […]

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Adventures with Larry & Caleb: How Did You Choose Where to Live?

Upstream co-founders, Larry McCrary and Caleb Crider, are living in very different places: for Larry, Madrid, Spain; for Caleb, Richmond, Virginia. Along with their families they’re not just teaching Tradecraft missionary skills, they’re also applying them. So we wanted to tap into their unique experiences, and at the same time parallel their local and global perspectives. So “Adventures […]

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The Doctor of Ministry in Global Missions Program

Thanks to Dr. Jeff Walters at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, over the past two weeks we have been able to point you to a couple of great resources for growing in missiology, particularly as it relates to being a sending church: Introduction to Global Missions and sending church cohorts. This week we add one more […]

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The 5 W’s of Sending Church Cohorts

As we encourage churches to consider and live out their sending identity, one of the best things we have to offer is actually something we can’t offer. When it comes to thinking through and applying sentness in their unique contexts, churches need each other. No book, blog, or consultant can replace the position and perspective of […]