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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


Happy Thanksgiving to my US readers! Before you take off on that long road trip to grandma’s house for the holiday, I want to share some recent resources that may be helpful during the drive. Season two of Strike the Match ended recently. There are now 43 podcast episodes for […]

Some Listening Pleasures for Your Trip to Grandma’s


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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



Amazon and Kindle have crazy-amazing deals on three of my books this week. If I recall correctly, this is the lowest I have seen these prices. The Barnabas Factors: Eight Essential Practices of Church Planting Team Members is at $5.50 for paperback and $0.99 for Kindle. Few resources exist for […]

Crazy Book Deals for Black Friday Week


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The Institute of International Education recently released its annual report on the number of international students in the United States. I have written about their findings over the past few years. And each year, I write the same thing: Record Number of International Students Studying in US. This year is […]

Record Number of International Students in US


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Last week, Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration, and Mission turned four years old. And while I have been speaking on the topic of this book for a few years, requests have increased in 2016. The hearts of the saints are moving concerning this topic. The rapidly growing area of missiology […]

When the Field is Redefined



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There is a great omission in theological education: a seminary-wide approach to train pastors to develop an apostolic imagination. While there are exceptions, very few schools have this as a core value. Yes, pastors are called to pastoral ministry. However, the apostolic mindset is necessary to assist with proper thoughts […]

A Great Commission Omission in Theological Education


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Missiologists and mission agencies operate from two unreached people group lists: 1) global unreached people groups; and 2) global unengaged-unreached people groups. The global unreached people group list receives a high strategic priority when it comes to global disciple making. The global unengaged-unreached people group list receives an even higher […]

Needed: The Most Urgent Unreached List


Authors are strange birds. We keep up with minute details about our books. And one detail we know well is the publication date. My thirteenth book is to be released later this year. While I know the years when my books were published, I do not know the exact dates […]

Month of Book Birthdays



In case you missed it: The Reaching the Nations in North America Conference took place several days ago. HERE is Seth Brown’s article at Baptist Press. Thank you, Seth; and thank you BP for posting this. This was an important moment in the life of my denomination. The event was […]

ICYMI: Reaching the Nations Videos


Last week, Baptist Press released the article by Carol Pipes: “ACP: More Churches Reported; Baptisms Decline.” Media sources across the country quickly ran stories on the information found in the article. The Southern Baptist Convention added 294 churches in 2015. However, our membership declined by more than 200,000 people, with […]

Decline in Southern Baptist Numbers


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I have been thinking about the contents of this post for several months. With all of the needs in the world, where should we begin our disciplemaking activities? Asking and responding to this question is a matter of Spirit-guided, Kingdom stewardship. Over the years, evangelicals have considered this question and […]

Only 400 People Groups to Go?