I recently had the honor of speaking at the CORE Conference hosted by the Missouri Baptist Convention. This took place during their annual meeting. It was a great blessing to be with these brothers and sisters who have a heart for the gospel and the multiplication of disciples, leaders, and […]

Church Multiplication in the Post-Christianized West


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During this time of the year, I like to remind readers of six excellent opportunities to connect with our neighbors and share the good news. Here is a post I wrote sometime ago. I hope it provides you with a plan for the next several months. Happy partying! Christian holidays […]

6 Opportunities to Party for the Kingdom in Your Neighborhood


Two of the most influential missiological books of the twentieth century were Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours? and The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church, both written by Roland Allen. Even today, Allen’s missiology greatly influences missionary activities. In this episode, Steven Rutt and I continue our two-part conversation about Roland Allen. What were […]

Roland Allen-Missiology, Part 2



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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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The influence of Roland Allen on missionary activity continues today. Valued by pastors, missiologists, missionaries, and New Testament scholars, Allen’s writings are constant calls for the Church to return to the New Testament for guidance with apostolic endeavors. In this two-part episode, Roland Allen scholar, Dr. Steven Rutt is my […]

Roland Allen-Life and Journey, Part 1


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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


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Church multiplication strategies must include pastoral training. Though some people believe pastoral training gets in the way of making disciples and planting churches, the bible advocates otherwise. “After church planting, what?” asks my guest, Dr. Ramesh Richard. In this episode, we discuss the importance of pastoral training throughout the world. […]

Ramesh Richard and Global Pastoral Training



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Lord willing, the Reaching the Nations in North America conference kicks off in Brentwood, Tennessee this Friday and Saturday. I do hope you will be there. Registration is closed. You may watch the event at the International Mission Board’s Facebook page. You may also follow along at #RTNSummit2016. I am […]

Reaching the Nations Conference


Evangelicals have been asking questions related to the ministry of apostles for several years. Some of these conversations have been unhealthy and unhelpful while others have been edifying and resulting in Kingdom advancement. Do apostles exist today? If so, who is an apostle? If so, are they different from the […]

Don Dent and the Ongoing Role of Apostles in Missions


Good research and healthy mission strategy should go hand-in-hand. How can we be wise stewards with Kingdom resources in view of 7 billion people in the world? Jim Haney is my guest in this episode. Jim is the Director of Global Research with the International Mission Board. He is also […]

Jim Haney on Good Research and Healthy Strategy