One challenge in ministry is the need to see immediate results. Many missionary biographies end with stories of a growing local church and lives being transformed by the word of God. But this book is the story of a strong commitment to Jesus Christ in the midst of obstacles and opposition.
- Webinar: Data is Your Ally: Key Research Analysis for the Modern Missions MovementThu Oct 5 2017, 2:00pm EDT - 3:15pm EDT
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J.D. Payne has written a book that is neither too long, nor too short, but just right for new practitioners of church planting. It is not written for an audience that is merely seeking inspiration, nor for an audience of missiologists who want to ask and answer every theological question related to church planting.
By Steven Rau Originally Published on William Carey International Development Journal I recently returned from my first visit to India seeking to learn more about indigenous church planting (CP) agencies and the changing roles of American Christian workers there. As we all know, traditional CP models prescribe that one first seek out the Man of . . . read more
From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is a cross cultural book. Scripture is full of narratives of God’s people crossing cultures in pursuit of God’s mission. Biblical texts shed light on mission dynamics: Sarah and Hagar functioning in an honor-shame culture, Moses as a multicultural leader, Ruth as a cross cultural conversion, David and Uriah . . . read more
Know, Pray for and Reach Your Neighbor like Never Before Presented by Mr. Chris Cooper, President The Mapping Center for Evangelism and Church Growth. In order to fulfill the Great Commission, GOD strategically planted virtually every church in America for the primary purpose of praying for and transforming their neighbors into vibrant, sustaining, reproducing disciples. . . . read more
Twelve Hindrances to Planting and Multiplying Churches Presenter: Dr. Robert Vajko, The Evangelical Alliance Mission May 15, 2012 Description: Structures exist in mission practice that can become strictures hindering internal dynamic and the spontaneous expansion of the church. What are some of these hindrances that discourage the growth of a local church in quantity and . . . read more
Presented by Dr. Charles Davis • Discipleship Consultant • Former TEAM International Director The number of methods for making disciples is exploding–how do we find our way through them all, evaluating what to use and what not to use? Practical applications and illustrations will highlight what ordinary Christ followers as “short termers” are doing in the . . . read more
Webinar: Church Planting as a Family: Possibilities and Problems Presented by Dr. Robert Vajko, International Church Planting Consultant TEAM International Personnel Description There are many studies and books on church planting dealing with the life and ministry of the church planter. Most of these are oriented toward the church planter and only recently have a . . . read more