contextualization


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



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?



Season 3 of Strike the Match begins with this post! Be sure to subscribe (iTunes, Android, RSS) so you will not miss an episode! Ramadan 2017 begins Friday, May 26. I thought it would be appropriate to begin our third season talking with Dr. John Klaassen about Islam and reaching […]

John Klaassen on Engaging with Muslims


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The North Carolina Baptist Convention is one of a handful of SBC groups (hopefully this number will grow) working hard to educate and mobilize others to reach unengaged and unreached peoples in North America. A few months ago I was contacted by some brothers from North Carolina about setting portions […]

Videos 4 U – Unreached Peoples, Least Reached Places


I recently had the honor of speaking at the CORE Conference hosted by the Missouri Baptist Convention. This took place during their annual meeting. It was a great blessing to be with these brothers and sisters who have a heart for the gospel and the multiplication of disciples, leaders, and […]

Church Multiplication in the Post-Christianized West



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During this time of the year, I like to remind readers of six excellent opportunities to connect with our neighbors and share the good news. Here is a post I wrote sometime ago. I hope it provides you with a plan for the next several months. Happy partying! Christian holidays […]

6 Opportunities to Party for the Kingdom in Your Neighborhood


Jeff Sundell has been involved in Great Commission activities for many years. After serving in South Asia and seeing the multiplication of disciples, leaders, and churches, he returned to the United States in 2009, contextualizing what he learned. Now, many churches across the United States benefit from Jeff’s vision and […]

Jeff Sundell on Disciplemaking and Church Multiplication




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The reporter made this horrific statement on the news today: “The church was completely destroyed by fire. . . .” What!? That’s terrible. Knowing the median worship attendance in the US is 75, I had a mental image of at least 75 people being burned simultaneously. Check Twitter. What? Nothing […]

Church Destroyed, Everyone Lives?


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The language of the Church exists in two locations: 1) within the established contexts; and 2) within the pioneer fields. One is the language of age-related maturity, structure, great organization, highly educated leadership, and comes with time. The other is the language of new believers who recently self-identified as a […]

When Speaking of Ecclesiology…Remember the Context


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One of the greatest challenges facing the Church in the West can be summarized with this question:  “How does a Church with a mature presence co-labor with apostolic teams in the same geographical context?” Unfortunately, few imaginations are considering this question. Church life as we know it has come to […]

Apostolic Imagination: What Few Pastors have but We All Need