GoCorps blogs

What Does the Old Testament Say About Missions?

By Luke on December 13, 2022

You’ve probably heard people talk about one or two verses in the Bible about why you should go overseas. But seriously...one tiny verse? Who wants to hang their entire future on one verse?

Did you know there is actually a lot more the Bible has to say about why God cares that people go to share His love with other parts of the world?

From the first book of the Bible to the last, God is telling one story. A story of His Glory that is shown in His creation, His desire to reconcile all people of the earth, and culminating in His ultimate plan of redemption.

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4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Study Abroad

By Bri on May 10, 2022

I still deem my study abroad experience as one of the top highlights of my life. There is something so unique about dedicating a few months to a culture and people while you’re in a season of learning. My experience studying abroad in South Africa is a huge reason why I am doing what I am doing right now as a mission coach, why I am the person that I am today, and why I am sitting here writing this blog. But I don’t think the story would have been written that way if it weren’t for the wisdom and knowledge I was handed before I headed on a plane in the Spring of 2015. 

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4 Things to Do in College That Can Prepare You for Missions

By David Gee on April 27, 2022

Our society gets college so wrong. On its best days, it’s treated as a career stepping stone to launch young adults into the workplace. At its worse, it's treated as a type of cultural purgatory between adolescence and adulthood that we use to fend off the real world by stuffing it with as many parties and bad decisions as possible.

But what if God had a design for your time at college to be so much more than either of those things? What if He wanted to use these years to form you and prepare you to join Him in His global work in bringing redemption and salvation to the nations?

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How to Prayer Walk

By David Gee on April 21, 2022

God hears us. It’s one of the most beautiful truths we rest under as Christians. And not only does he hear us, but God hears us in all times and places. Psalm 139 says He knows us when we sit down and when we rise up; He discerns our thoughts from afar and knows our words before they even leave our mouths.

Our God knows us deeply, invites us to pray, and assures us that he hears us no matter where we are or what we are doing. Those fundamental truths underlie the beauty of what it means to prayer walk.

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The Elephant in the Room: Is Fundraising Biblical?

By Bri on April 14, 2022

What are your feelings about fundraising? If you’re like most people, you probably have some feelings of trepidation towards fundraising. Fundraising for ministry can be a countercultural idea, so it naturally brings up some fears and anxieties. 

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4 Reasons to Go on a Prayer Walk Today

By Luke on March 25, 2022

Going on a prayer walk is a new concept to many Christians. But it’s an important practice to add to your spiritual walk (see what I did there?). The truth is that, while prayer walking isn’t directly prescribed in scripture, both walking with God and praying are. Micah 6:8 tells us to walk humbly with God.

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Why Should Christians Study Abroad?

By Hannah on February 3, 2022

Why should Christians study abroad? Is it Biblical? What’s the point? These may be some of the questions you have if you are considering studying abroad while in college. My study abroad experience was truly life-changing and path-directing. But even if you don’t have a life-altering experience, here are a few reasons why Christians should study abroad. 

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How to Be Missional While Studying Abroad

By David Gee on December 7, 2021

You can’t step foot on a college campus without hearing about studying abroad, and that’s a good thing! College is the perfect time to be traveling, experiencing the world, and pushing outside of your comfort zone, and if you can knock out a couple of college credits in the process — even better!

As a Christian, the opportunity to study abroad may actually have an extra layer you haven’t thought about, a missional layer.

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Every Goer Needs a Sender: Four Ways to Be a Sender

By Luke on September 24, 2021

“Go, send or disobey.”  

John Piper famously laid out these three options as the only three options as it relates to a Christian’s involvement in global missions.

Now, it’s generally understood that following Christ’s command to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations means that some of us are called to be missionaries.  Or to use a different term, some of us are called to be goers, to go across the map and across cultures to share the good news of Christ’s saving grace.

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3 Ways Missions Stands Against Injustice

By David Gee on August 20, 2021

There’s an odd tension that we often walk in missions. Feed the poor, or proclaim the gospel? Granted, the most obvious answer is “both-and.”  However, for one reason or another, there is an assumption that sometimes rears its head that Christian missions is too often about preaching the Gospel while not doing enough to feed the poor and hungry of the world physically. As William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army put it, “You can’t preach to a man who has an empty stomach and is shivering with cold.”  

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