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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 […]

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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. […]

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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, […]