North American 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


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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


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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



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



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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