The Cutting Edge seeks to inform women about the varied opportunities for involvement in missions and ministry. Picture Yourself features ways women can participate as individuals or groups within California, in the U.S. or overseas. Information about short-term mission trips, cultural sensitivity training seminars, and testimonies from women who have experienced life in other cultures are presented to encourage readers to engage in ministry in a variety of settings.

Join WorldCrafts director Andrea Mullins for a fair trade tour to visit WorldCrafts artisans in India. Read More
Have you ever stepped back and analyzed the missions climate in your church? Many churches have no regular, sustained emphasis on missions Read More
Do the unreached people groups in Central Asia rest heavily on your heart? Are you looking for a project that is exciting and would help bring the message of hope to these people? Read More
The Great Commission is very familiar. In most cases, when quoting we start at verse 18. But it is important to go to the source. God gave Jesus the authority over Heaven and Earth ... therefore, the disciples were given authority to go and tell others the Good News and make disciples of all nations. Read More
WorldCrafts partners with artisans around the globe who abide by Fair Trade Federation guidelines to provide quality items. This year WorldCrafts began focusing on victims of modern-day slavery Read More
Four years ago the theme and focus for the Shasta Association’s annual women’s retreat was mentoring. Catherine Mero Stallings came forward and asked Fay Hensley to be her mentor. Fay later told me, “The only thing I know anything about is cooking, so that’s what I’ll teach Catherine.” She mentored Catherine as they worked together preparing meals weekly that our church sponsored to meet our community’s needs Read More
30 Days of Extreme Missions is a resource packet focusing on different locations throughout the world. Read More
At all of your women’s ministry or mission events encourage women to serve others. Making a difference in other’s lives is what Christians are mandated to do. Service should be part of every Christian woman’s life. Read More
Sacks of Love is a ministry sponsored by Christians in Benham, Kentucky, but it could be duplicated all over the United States. Anywhere there are hungry children is a potential site! The Kentucky-based ministry serves hungry children in the Appalachian region of the state. Read More
Many California Southern Baptist asssociations offer mission trips throughout the year. Read More
A trip to our nation’s capital took on a new dimension for me when my family and I visited the Lincoln Memorial. While I was standing reading the Gettysburg Address on one of the walls, a man approached me and asked, “Can you please explain what these words mean?” Read More
The large gift arrived. It created a stir in the family because of its size. Inside I found a beautiful wall-hanging that had been quilted by one of my good friends. The hours it must have taken to make all those tiny stitches! Handmade gifts are extra special because of the extra love and care that go into their making. Gifts like my wall-hanging continue to give through the years long after the wrapping paper has been thrown away. Read More
Here are some helpful websites for strengthening your church’s outreach strategy. Read More