Missions & Ministry Blog Posts
It has been a while since I surfed the net looking for articles on short term missions. Why? I have no idea and no excuse really. If I had to give an excuse - it would be due to the silo effect of my personal ministry. I can get so focused on what's in front of me, I...read more
Every once in a while, I find someone who writes or speaks the things that I'm thinking about. And to be honest, I'm thinking and pondering these things and wondering if I'm just being negative. I mean, who wants to be a glass half empty type person? The word...read more
Many who are reading this are familiar with the following passage of scripture: Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; It sounds to me like we should have died to "self". News Flash: Some of us didn't...read more
Jeff Hoglen and Tonya Hoglen are the founders of Open Arms International Ministries. Jeff is also a pastor, author and certified coach. He serves as the managing editor for churchplanting.com, working closely with Steve Sjogren and the Kindness Outreach Team.
Tonya Hoglen is also the founder of Girlfriends in Faith Together (G.I.F.T.) Women’s Ministry and is a certified Holy Yoga instructor.
Jeff started pastoring in 2000 and was initially involved in youth and children’s ministry. He later entered the world of church planting and has planted or assisted in starting churches in the USA, Africa and Asia. Jeff currently pastors Church at the Creek in Spring Lake NC. This was his first experience doing a replant. (Revitalizing a dying church) He also provides oversight to numerous churches in NC, SC through an organization that he and his wife Tonya started called Open Arms International Ministries. Over the past 5 years, Jeff has teamed with his spiritual fathers to serve as apostolic oversight for DOVE International Philippines which consists of over 21 churches.
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