Thomas Monson, president of the LDS Church, died Tuesday. Media outlets across the world posted stories on his passing. Whenever a president dies, he is succeeded by the head of the Quorum of the Twelve, a position currently held by 93 year old Russell Nelson. Now is a time of […]

Death of a “Saint”

The role of the pastor is critical in a church’s local and global apostolic work. At the turn of the 20th century, John R. Mott was correct when he wrote: The secret of enabling the home Church to press her advantage in the non-Christian world is one of leadership. The […]

Pastor: Holder of the Key or Lock to Missions?

My guest in this episode is Bryan Galloway, Senior Researcher for the Diaspora Peoples Initiative of the International Mission Board. We discuss his forthcoming book Reaching the Nations: Carefully Examine, Naturally Encounter, and Intentionally Engage Diaspora Peoples. If you are looking for a guide on how to understand and reach […]

Bryan Galloway on Reaching the Nations

Black Friday week starts today–at least with the sales. Book sales are no exception. If these Payne books are not in your library, then I want to encourage you to add them. For this week, the following ebooks are on sale: Roland Allen’s The Ministry of Expansion: The Priesthood of […]

Black Friday Week Payne Book Sale

All evangelism is important but all evangelism is not equal. There is a difference between a church having an evangelistic invitation (e.g., altar call) during a worship gathering and a church sending members to share the gospel with unreached people groups. Yet, most people would say both of these churches […]

All Evangelism is not Equal

If you were unable to attend the Reaching the Nations in North America Summit, then I want to share this post with you. The Divine Maestro orchestrates the movement of the nations (Acts 17:26-27). Will you and your church join Him in this amazing journey of global disciple making? If […]

Videos from Reaching the Nations in North America Summit

It was wonderful to be at the Reaching the Nations Summit this past weekend. It was a blessing to meet some new people and reconnect with old friends. If you were not there, I hope you took advantage of the livestream link I shared on social media. As promised to […]

348 Unengaged-Unreached People Groups in North America

The Reaching the Nations in North America Summit is scheduled to kick off tomorrow (Oct 27-28) in Wake Forest, North Carolina. You may find more information about the event HERE. If you are unable to attend, the good news is the plenary sessions (and I’ve heard three of the breakout […]

Reaching the Nations in North America

Japan is a very influential country and home to one of the world’s largest unreached people groups. John Mehn is my guest in this episode of Strike the Match. His new book, Multiplying Churches in Japanese Soil, sheds light on what the Spirit is doing among this great people. Can churches […]

Multiplying Churches in Japanese Soil

Are you familiar with The Mission Table? If not, then I want to point you to this excellent resource. These brothers and sisters host a Great Commission webcast–now in season 3–and webinars. I had the privilege of being with them for a couple days of video shoots. Each episode addresses […]

The Mission Table: A Video Resource 4 U

Roland Allen (d. 1947), best known for Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours? and The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church, was one of the most influential mission thinkers of the twentieth century. As a High Church Anglican, he had great respect and value for Church tradition but was quick to confront cultural preferences […]

New Missions Book: Roland Allen’s The Ministry of Expansion

This is one of my favorite book titles. I was a seminary student when asked to read this work on the role of listening in evangelism. Though just listening to others will not bring them into the Kingdom, it is vital to making disciples. A one-size-fits-all method of evangelism was […]

How will They Hear if We Don’t Listen?