Evangelism


Pew Research posted a brief article last month on global remittance flows. It contains an excellent interactive map worth your time. In 2016, an estimated $574 billion dollars (US) was sent by migrants back to their home countries. While that number is slightly down from the previous year, that is […]

Bridges of God in 2018


It is great to be back on the blog after taking time off in January. The past three months have been crazy-busy. I have been serving as the interim Global Disciple Making Pastor with Brook Hills since the end of last year and recently finished the third season of Strike […]

New Report: Over 4 Billion Online




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


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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




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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


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




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