I have an old pamphlet pinned up in our office that contains a print of the painting shown below. I picked it up at an art exhibition when my wife and I were still students. I always thought, “One day I will buy this painting.” Luckily we never did, because it will not fit in a suitcase! My pamphlet has become […]
Do you know the difference between a missionary and a missiologist? Most people assume that a person with a degree in missiology will make a good missionary, but this is not always the case. In fact, if the cause of missions were to rely only on those people capable of getting advanced degrees in missions, […]
When I think about “igniting church planting movements,” I always think of a corny old worship song. “It only takes a spark to get a fire glowing…” Sadly, I don’t know if I’ve even ever sang the song or only heard others make fun of it! (Check it out if you want to get your brain […]
Every tribe, tongue, nation, and people worshipping Jesus before the throne of God – this is the vision that we are all working to make a reality. Have you ever been overwhelmed with the task? There are 16,970 people groups. All of them need the gospel, and yet 7,040 of them are unreached (UPG’s) and […]
The world of missions is full of opportunities, needs, approaches and people groups. The International leadership of All Nations felt there needed to be more focus so that we could understand God’s calling for us as a group. Focus would help us to develop expertise, allocate our resources, where needed, and become recognizable for those […]
Every organization espouses a mission, but to fulfill our vision, we need pathfinders to “explore untraversed regions to mark out a new route” (Merriam-Webster). Pathfinders risk. They explore. They scout frontiers and mark out uncharted routes.
Make disciples. When I think of making disciples, I often wonder if it’s like making a sweater or making dinner. If I put together the right ingredients, out will pop a disciple. Right? Wrong! When I have looked up that key phrase in Matthew 28:19 about making disciples, I didn’t learn anything about making anything. […]
Train leaders. All believers are meant to be leaders. I know this is true because of 2 Timothy 2:2 and Ephesians 4. If the saints are supposed to do the works of service, then they are supposed to be leaders. The most important leaders in church planting movements are the ones who lead one or […]
I spent the past few days at an All Nations gathering in Asia with many of our church planters hearing their stories. Some of our workers are church planting among Muslim unreached people groups. Others are embarking on a vision trip to serve the persecuted Rohingya refugees. Some others are starting kingdom businesses in persecuted […]
Family is part of God’s big picture. It has been so since the very beginning. In His kingdom, we see family lived out so beautifully. Family is part of His redemption plan. Romans 8:16 reminds us of this incredible thread that we belong and that we have not been left alone.