Training and Coaching Missional Leaders

Ferguson: How Should the Church Respond?

What happened last August (2014) in Ferguson, Missouri, when a white police officer shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown may never be known with any certainty. What is certain, however, is that the events on that summer evening and their aftermath have exposed a profound divide between black and white Americans. The assumption—and the hope of many after Barack Obama’s… Keep Reading

Designing Worship for Multiethnic Churches

North America is populated by a wondrous variety of people, nearly all of whom are immigrants. And in recent decades more and diverse kinds of immigrants have arrived on our shores. The notion that America is a melting pot for all the world‘s ethnic groups has been revealed to be a myth. A better analogy… Keep Reading

The Missiological Purpose of Romans

Why did Paul write his epistle to the Romans? What was the Apostle’s original purpose? New Testament scholars have intensely debated this question in recent years. So much so that some have even despaired of ever identifying a single convincing reason or set of purposes for Romans. Traditionally, Paul’s epistle to Rome has been considered… Keep Reading

Developing Strategies for Reaching Cities

It is popular, because of accessible global travel and instant world news, to refer to our modern world as a “global village.” It would seem to be more correct, however, to speak of the world as a “global city.” The Urban Challenge Today more than half the world population lives in cities. In 1900 only… Keep Reading

African Americans In Missions

In American historical studies the black church has traditionally been recognized as the leading black social, political, economic, and spiritual force. With the exception of the black church, however, the contributions that black Americans have made in our land have often been overlooked and ignored. Particularly unrecognized and often little investigated is the story of… Keep Reading

Church Planting or Church Revitalization: Which is Better?

Church planting seems to be in vogue today, attracting hundreds of young seminarians and Bible College men. This resurgence has resulted in an estimated 4,000 new churches being planted in North America every year. That is a trend for which all Bible-believers should be grateful. Yet research also indicates that about 3,800 churches dissolve and… Keep Reading

Preparing Your Church for Parenthood

America has an estimated 200 million lost and unchurched people, more than the entire populations of all but four other nations.1 Yet today there are far fewer churches per capita than a hundred years ago.2 Many missiologists of our day contend that the best way to evangelize and fulfill the Great Commission is by means… Keep Reading

Mentoring Future Christian Leaders

In this paper, I will focus my discussion on the biblical rationale for a mentoring internship in the training of future pastors and church planters. The development of a sound biblical basis for mentoring pastors and church planters is vital if churches and educational institutions are to profitably partner together in the grand task of… Keep Reading

Building a Biblical Theology of Ethnicity for Global Mission

What does it mean for the church of Jesus Christ to live and do mission in a multicultural and multiethnic world? As we proceed into the twenty-first century, that is a question which evangelicals must increasingly face. Modern means of communication and the emerging world economy have transformed our world from a set of self-contained… Keep Reading

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