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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


The day has finally arrived. This is the last post before I sign-off of the blog for several weeks. I set as my goal to write five posts per week in 2015. I was able to accomplish this, except for two days when my host’s server was down. It was a fun 2015. Thank […]

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Everyone wants to go to the cool places in the United States. The New Yorks, Seattles, Miamis, and Los Angeleses. There are many unreached people groups living in such locations. And we must continue to go to these places. But the cost of living in such communities prohibits some church planting […]

Consider the Uncool Places





This week Baptist Press released the article, “SBC Reports More Churches, Fewer People.” Within hours, secular media outlets were reporting on these findings too. For those who have been tracking these numbers, this article brought no surprises. And while there is nothing surprising here, as a Southern Baptist, I have […]

Decline in Southern Baptist Convention Numbers



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It has been said that since Gutenberg the Christian faith has walked on “literate legs.” And while we are very thankful to have the Bible in our language, we often operate from the assumption that the majority of the world also prefers to learn through literate means. However, close to […]

Samuel Chiang on Orality and Missions Today


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I have discovered that every community in the United States has the most: Unchurched per capita Lost per capita Homosexuals per capita Atheists per capita Muslims per capita Agnostics per capita Income per capita Poverty per capita New Age book stores per capita Satan worshipers per capita Witches per capita […]

We have the Most…Per Capita




Many of the necessary Kingdom advances today require teams to write the manual as they go.  And for some of you providing supervision to others, you’re going to have a hard time with giving them this absolutely necessary freedom. This does not mean teams must create something from nothing. Rather, […]

You Must Write the Manual


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I had the honor of speaking in New Orleans at the Multiply Louisiana Conference in August.  It was a great blessing to be with pastors and leaders from the Southern Baptist Association, State Convention, and North American Mission Board. I am very thankful for their labors across Louisiana in general, […]

Biblical Church Planting: Reflections and Realities in the 21st Century


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We come to the last post in this series. If you missed any of the previous posts, you may find them linked below: Share Today’s Stories Later Today Why We Do What We Do the Way We Do It An Engine for Developing World-Impacting Disciple Makers Equipping Planters and Pastors […]

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