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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




Roland Allen’s The Ministry of Expansion: The Priesthood of the Laity is to be released by William Carey Library on September 15. It will be at the Evangelical Missiological Society’s meeting in Dallas that day. If you are attending the event, stop by the book table and be one of the […]

When Traditions are Unable to Keep Up with the Spirit


The Moravian Church has been described as “one of the most remarkable missionary churches in Christian history” (Ruth Tucker, From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya). In a day and time when few people were thinking about missionary activities, the Moravians were going to the most remote places on the globe and […]

Characteristics of Early Moravian Missionary Activities


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The Church at Brook Hills, by God’s grace, sends about 40 short-term teams to 10 countries every year. In this episode, my guest is Fox, Director of Short-Term Missions with our church. Some of the questions we address include: What is The Church at Brook Hills doing when it comes […]

Developing a Long-Term Approach for Short-Term Missions



Language is powerful. Language communicates meaning. Language delivers theology. Language is supported by theology and language shapes theology. What we say means something–something more than just words. If I write the word “church,” you immediately have something in mind. This something may be a group of people, the called-out ones. […]

Time to Do Away with Missions?


In this post, I return to the series on how The Church at Brook Hills is sending and training church planting teams. If you have missed any of the posts in this series, check out the links below: Our Process for Sending Teams Pathway to the Field 19 Points to […]

Training Teams according to the Church Multiplication Cycle


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The Church is growing the fastest throughout the Majority World. And with any growth comes the need for leadership development. This need is not a contemporary creation but a biblical expectation. Pastoral training is one of the most important issues facing the Church. David Sills and I discuss this topic […]

David Sills on Global Pastoral Training



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Pastors, one of the ways we can better shepherd our people to the field is giving attention to their passions, interests, skills, vocations AND asking where such factors overlap with the desires of the world. Unfortunately, we often tell them to go, put them in connection with a mission agency, […]

A Way to the Heart is through the Stomach


Who pastors missionaries? Who provides care for those sent from local churches? We think about member care when it comes to the members we see every week, but often forget about those making disciples and planting churches across North America and throughout the world. Pastors, member care does not end […]

Bob F. on Caring for Missionaries


I frequently receive requests to help others process through an apostolic approach to church planting among unreached people groups in North America. Today, I want to take the initiative and extend an invitation to mission agencies. There are nearly 1,000 US and Canadian mission agencies that call North America home. […]

An Opportunity for Your Mission Agency?