5 Things to Know When Raising Support for a Short-Term Mission Trip

This is a guest post by Phil Bartuska. Phil is a student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina and is in the process of obtaining a M.Div in International Church Planting. He and his wife, Becca, have one child, Mark. You can follow him on Twitter at @phil_bartuska.

Do you have some reservations about going on a short-term mission trip?

Maybe your pastor has told you that you should consider going on a short-term mission trip as a step of obedience to following Jesus. But you think, “I just don’t have the time right now,” or “I don’t have $2,000 laying around.” These feelings are understandable, but many times the excuses just fall short.

Why You Should Seriously Reconsider Cosigning That Loan

Your good friend approaches you about a loan. He doesn’t qualify for the loan on his own but was told that the loan could get approved if someone with better credit was a cosigner. Your friend wants to know if you can be a cosigner.

Your initial desire is to help. He is your friend. And that’s what friends do, right? They help in times of need.

4 Reasons Teenagers Should Consider Getting a Summer Job

I remember my first summer job. I was fifteen and worked at a putt-putt course and go-kart track. Many of you probably can recall your first summer job as well.

In the past, summer was a time when teenagers went out to find a job and make a few bucks until the start of the new school year. But this is changing.