A Life on Mission
Missionaries discuss what it means to have a career in missions
by Keegan D’Alfonso and Josh Burris
A career in missions looks different for everyone. Everyone also has a unique road to the field.
However, there are a few things missionaries must accomplish before going overseas into the field. They have to go through training, raise support and find a missions agency to work through.
Training can come in different forms. Some will go to college for education and missions training. ...
The Other Side of the Field
Missions perspectives from those who grew up overseas
by Rebekah Erway and Emily Day
For some students here at Cedarville, missions is more than just a concept or a future plan. These MKs, or missionary kids, and internationals have seen some of what the work of missionaries is like on the other side of the field. Growing up in the midst of missions gave them some insights about it. Some names and country names have been altered or withheld to protect those in secure locations.
GO Make Disciples
Learn how Global Outreach got started, how they are on mission today
by Alexandria Hentschel and Paolo Carrion
When Dr. Don Callan started his short-term missions program at Cedarville University 46 years ago, then called Missions Involvement Service (MIS), he was greeted with mixed responses.
“I’ve had a couple pastors buy me lunch to chew me out,” Callan said.
These pastors thought that the ministry was “stealing” money from full-time missionaries. What Callan knew, however, ...
Missions v. Ministry
Cedars explores the debate discussing the difference between missions and ministry
by Callahan Jones
It was this instruction from Jesus, “The Great Commission,” that sent Christianity out across the globe and it is the command that drives mission efforts today.
Over the last several decades, there has been a shift in the church’s overall approach to missions. Partially kick-started with the coining of the term “10/40 Window” by Christian missionary strategist Luis Bush in ...
Athletes for Christ
Cedarville’s basketball team has been going to the mission field since 1971
by Josh Burris and Tim Miller
The Cedarville men’s basketball team has been going on mission trips since the summer of 1971 when Dr. Don Callan was the team’s head coach. The idea for the Cedarville basketball mission trips came from Callan and retired Lt. Gen. Loren Reno, who was playing at the time.
Callan went on a basketball mission trip to Taiwan when he was a player at Taylor University. Reno, Cedarvi...
Student Spotlight: Rachel Rowland – Intentional Mission
by Rebekah Erway
Rachel Rowland, senior intercultural studies missiology major and leader of the New York City Evangelism spring break trip, recently appeared as Marian in Cedarville’s Winter production of “The Music Man.” Rowland said she tries to engage with the art and theatre communities in general. She has also been in women’s choir for four years and has volunteered to help with recitals and acting scenes for directing classes.
“The arts are really important to me,” ...
Finding Joy in Guatemala
Senior Zachary Bindus and junior Marissa Smith weren't sure they wanted to go on one of Global Outreach's spring break mission trips. But through a series of events, God made it clear to both of them that they were supposed to be in Guatemala. Here is a glimpse into their experiences during their week abroad. [All photos courtesy of Marissa Smith]
Womens Rugby Org Shows Major Growth
By Gwendolyn Peterson
The Cedarville women’s rugby team is a new org on campus, and it might look a lot different than you would expect.
The org has grown this semester from six girls to over 20,. It centers around learning, practicing and playing the game of rugby. They practice weekly and have participated in one scrimmage so far this year. The team is mostly beginners, with only four of the members having any experience ...