Church Planting


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



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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



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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


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


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?