What is the best way to spend your first few years out of college? Is it diving into a job so you can begin climbing the social and wealth ladder? Is it backpacking through Europe, Asia or South America? Grad school?
These are all good options. But for many of you, there’s a different path to consider. It’s a new way of investing the first two years of your career based on the biblical concept of the tithe.
We asked Goers what things they brought with them to help make their new space feel more like home once they got there. Read on for some tips about the best things to throw in a suitcase to make a space halfway around the world feel like home.
We asked Goers to share what books they would recommend to someone before diving into serving cross-culturally. These are their recommendations.
As I am writing this I am trying to think, is this time what I expected it to be? What were my expectations going into the two years (either spoken or unspoken)?
What does it mean to know God in all his sovereignty and kingship over the world, but also relate to him individually as the Father who intimately knows us, and our needs, and patiently leads us? I can’t answer that question with a neat theological bow, but I can offer my story of how God took me from my home country to the nations and knew me deeply along the way.
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.
This is Part 3 of our Mentoring series! In our first post, we talked about what a mentor actually is: Someone with whom you have a trusting relationship and who shares advice, experience, and encouragement. In the second post of our mentoring series, we talked about the different kinds of mentors: Spiritual, Professional, Peer, Older-and-Wiser.
There are many different types of mentors and you can gain different things from different people. A mentoring relationship can be a formal thing where you have set meetings and defined goals, or it can be more informal and holistic. Just as one person can never be an expert at everything, we can’t expect one mentor to contain all the wisdom and advice in the world that we need! At different points in your life, you’ll benefit from different mentors. I’ve found that there are primarily four types of mentors.
The concept of mentorship is something we see all throughout the Bible, even if the word “mentor” is never used. Jesus mentored his disciples, demonstrating through his actions how to live out the values of the Kingdom of Heaven, teaching them through stories and explanations, and finally sending them out to put into practice what he had taught them. Relationships are the primary way that God has taught and led his people all throughout the ages.
When Melody first moved to Berlin, she knew exactly two words of German and hadn’t traveled internationally since she was eight years old. During her time in Berlin, Melody worked with a brand-new arts ministry where she led artistic Bible studies, danced in street festivals and church services, taught an after-school dance class for kids, and used those connections and opportunities to share the love and hope of Christ! Melody went to Berlin as a Goer in 2016, and now works with GoCorps as a Coach!