Posts by Jake Hines

Posts by Jake Hines

Why You Should (Or Shouldn’t) Do Short-Term Missions

You see pictures on social media of people serving in different parts of the world. You pray over your friends, family, and church members as they are sent out. You even receive newsletters and updates from missionaries who live and work in the most remote places on earth. Short-terms missions seems like a unique, exciting, and hands-on way to get involved in Kingdom work, but should you really do it? Here are a few reasons why you should (or shouldn’t)…

Serving Beyond Church Events

“We would love for you to get plugged into this ministry.” “Could you start serving in this area once a week?” “Is the Lord leading you to get involved with what He’s doing here?” Let’s face it. We’ve all heard these (well-meaning) pitches for serving in church and ministry. There are many incredible opportunities to reach the lost and make disciples, but jobs, studies, and other ministry roles can prevent us from adding another service project to our weekly schedules.…

How To Bless A Missionary

Jake Hines is a student at North Greenville University who is serving currently at Rocky Creek Baptist as the children’s intern. Jake served this summer with the IMB as an international missionary in France and is seeking God’s direction for his future plans as a missionary.  Here is an article Jake wrote to help us bless our missionaries. I had the blessing of spending last summer in Southern Europe alongside some incredible missionaries. I learned an important lesson throughout my…