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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


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


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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During this time of the year, many U. S. college students are home for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. For many pastors, this is the only time they will see some church members before summer. So, with this in mind, now is a great time to encourage your students […]

School’s Out, Recast Vision for Vocation


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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


The International Organization for Migration recently released the 2015 World Migration Report. The focus for this year is migration and the cities. You can download the pdf for free in English, Spanish, or French. This report addresses how migrants are shaping the cities and being shaped by the cities. Approximately […]

World Migration Report



You can do a great deal in seventeen hours. And until last week, you could make the longest, non-stop flight in the world from Dallas to Sydney. But now. . . Emirates has stepped up to the plate to provide a non-stop, 17.5 hour flight between Dubai and Panama City. […]

That’s a lot of Peanuts and Pretzels


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In C. Peter Wagner’s book, Church Planting for a Greater Harvest, he offers five “chief reasons” why we should plant churches. The second reason on the list is that church planting is a means to denominational survival. Many denominations in North America agree with this point. And with many denominations in […]

Why Denominations Should not Focus on Unreached People Groups





Today is a bittersweet Sunday. Bitter, because dear friends are leaving our church to move across country; sweet, because we commissioned them to go as part of a church planting team. Bitter, because unreached people groups still exist; sweet, because they are going to share the good news with them. […]

A Bittersweet Commissioning


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The 20th century has been called the Age of Migration. Presently, 232 million people live outside of their countries-of-birth. They move for different reasons. Some are relocating for a better standard-of-living and education; others are fleeing persecution, war, disease, and famine. In this episode, I speak with Dr. Enoch Wan, […]

Enoch Wan on Migration and Missions