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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Adventures with Larry & Caleb: What Does it Take to Love a New Place?

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. […]

It’s here! And it’s free…

Today is the day. We are really excited to offer our newest resource for churches. Go here and you can download our new book, The Sending Church Defined. Go ahead. It’s free. And it’s a great way to jump into the sending church conversation, to help give some definition to a broadly-used and important term, […]

A New Book

“Quite honestly, I’m a little shocked that more people haven’t been offended by it,” I quipped to my friend. “Maybe they have, and just haven’t told you,” he replied. He noted that our name, the Upstream Collective, could be considered fairly offensive, because it implied something amiss within the current missions world. Fair enough. “If […]

What Global Terrorism Means for the Sending Church

Thursday, January 6, 2015  Two gunmen enter the office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine in Paris, France, killing twelve people including two police officers. The supposedly al-Qaeda-linked killers were taking revenge for published cartoons poking fun at Islam. Tuesday, December 16, 2014  Taliban militants take over a school in Peshawar, Pakistan and kill 145 people, most […]

The Sending Church Definition Bibliography

In just a few weeks we’re set to release a free ebook titled The Sending Church Definition. In anticipation we wanted to go ahead and give you the bibliography. A quick scroll down and you may be like, Whoa—monster book! But actually it’s a quick, easy read. We want you to be able to give it to your […]