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  • I Don’t Know – #74
    on June 14, 2024 at 3:57 pm

    Rather Listen? Click here… Welcome Back! Today, we’ll be looking at the Gospel of Mark to discover the attitude we should have as we advance God’s kingdom.   So let’s dive in. (Click here to get a copy of the Gospel Sync document)  Mark 4:26-29 Jesus also said, “The kingdom of God is like a man … Continue reading "I Don’t Know – #74"

  • Showing Others How to Sow – #73
    on June 7, 2024 at 2:23 pm

    Rather Listen? Click here… Welcome Back! Today, we’ll be combining the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke to observe how Jesus trained others to sow the seeds of the gospel.   So let’s dive in. (Click here to get a copy of the Gospel Sync document)  Matthew 13:18-23; Mark 4:13-20; Luke 8:9,11-15 Then His disciples asked … Continue reading "Showing Others How to Sow – #73"

  • Redefining Strategy: Embracing God's Blueprint for Church Multiplication
    on June 4, 2024 at 7:59 pm

    When we say "strategy," it’s not what you might think. This term often brings to mind rigid plans, detailed timelines, and strict metrics...

  • Guest Post: Persistent Evangelism
    on June 4, 2024 at 1:48 pm

    The question being asked is, “Must we share the gospel in every single encounter with a lost person, or is it appropriate at times to do “slower evangelism?” But, if your heart is anything like mine, it turns slower into slow- which rhymes with no. 

  • How Do I Find a National Partner: Wrong Expectations and Best Practices with Jared and Michelle
    on June 3, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Many times, coworkers arrive on the field expecting to be handed an amazing national believer ready to partner in church-planting. In reality, national partners aren't usually "handed over" or "found," but developed over months and years of investing in lots of believers. Listen in as Jared and Michelle, missionary leaders (and dear friends) in South Asia, share best practices from their almost 20 years of experience.

  • How Jesus Engaged the Lost
    on May 28, 2024 at 6:07 pm

    Entire books have been written about the interaction Jesus had with the woman at the well in John 4. Let’s look at it with this question in mind: How does Jesus engage a person who is far from God? 

  • Unlocking Mysteries 
    on May 27, 2024 at 5:23 pm

    #72  Rather Listen? Click here… Welcome Back! Today, we’ll be combining the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke to discover what Jesus said unlocks the mysteries of the kingdom of God.   So let’s dive in. (Click here to get a copy of the Gospel Sync document)  Matthew 13:10-17, 34-35; Mark 4:10-12, 21-25, 33-34; Luke 8:10, … Continue reading "Unlocking Mysteries "

  • 20 Years Later and Still Dealing With This: A Biblical Response to Culture Stress (Part 2)
    on May 27, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Culture stress is an inevitable challenge for sent-out ones living in foreign cultures, and it doesn't seem to go away! Listen in as we discuss some of the heart-level causes of culture stress, and how to shepherd our hearts in a way that glorifies God and honors the people we came to serve.

  • A Simple Story
    on May 23, 2024 at 5:02 pm

    The Gospel Sync – #71 – Matthew 13:1-9; Mark 4:1-9; Luke 8:4-8 Rather Listen? Click here… Welcome Back! Today, we’ll be combining the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke to see the impact of the simple stories Jesus told. So let’s dive in. (Click here to get a copy of the Gospel Sync document)  Matthew … Continue reading "A Simple Story"

  • 20 Years Later and Still Dealing With This: A Biblical Response to Culture Stress (Part 1)
    on May 20, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Culture stress is an inevitable challenge for sent-out ones living in foreign cultures, and it doesn't seem to go away! Listen in as we discuss some of the heart-level causes of culture stress, and how to shepherd our hearts in a way that glorifies God and honors the people we came to serve.

  • Buckets and Drips: The Essentials of Effective Training
    on May 18, 2024 at 2:17 am

    Bucket and drip training are powerful tools for church leadership development, each offering unique benefits that complement the other.

  • The difference in evangelism between a missionary team and the local believers they leave behind
    on May 17, 2024 at 6:36 pm

    You can find dozens of books, articles, and podcasts about taking Jesus’ and Paul’s missionary methods and applying them to modern-day missions. What I want to look at is how Paul specifically called the local churches to continue to be a witness to the people and places in proximity to them.

  • Obedience – A Family Affair
    on May 12, 2024 at 5:12 pm

    The Gospel Sync – #70 – Matthew 12:46–50, Mark 3:31–35, Luke 8:19–21 Rather Listen? Click here… Welcome Back! Today, we’ll be combining the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke to discuss the two elements that make us a “spiritual family.” So let’s dive in. (Click here to get a copy of the Gospel Sync document)  … Continue reading "Obedience – A Family Affair"

  • The Speed of Biblical Evangelism
    on May 10, 2024 at 7:00 pm

    I love the feedback and conversation on this series. My last post garnered enough responses that I thought I would repost some notes from friends with some personal comments as well.

  • A conversation about Cabbages in the Desert
    on May 7, 2024 at 2:06 pm

    An interview with Dave Coles about his latest book, Cabbages in the Desert: How God Transformed a Devout Muslim and Catalyzed Disciple Making Movements among Unreached Peoples.

  • Planning for Volunteer Mission Teams (Without Losing Your Mind!)
    on May 6, 2024 at 10:00 am

    A part of our job as team leaders on the field is partnering with Stateside (home country) churches, which includes planning for and hosting short term volunteer teams. This requires a lot of work, time, planning, and often stress; however these volunteer teams can be a fruitful part of our field strategy! Listen in as we share best practices for using short term teams well (without losing your minds!)

  • Stay Alert, Stay Alive
    on May 5, 2024 at 5:49 pm

    The Gospel Sync – #69 – Matthew 12:43-45, Luke 11:23-28 Rather Listen? Click here… Welcome Back! Today, we’ll be combining the Gospels of Matthew and Luke to look at the scary reality of our enemy’s tactics.  So let’s dive in. (Click here to get a copy of the Gospel Sync document)  Matthew 12:43-45, Luke 11:23-28 … Continue reading "Stay Alert, Stay Alive"

  • Are there Biblical examples of ‘slower’ evangelism?
    on May 3, 2024 at 6:31 pm

    What does Acts 16 teach us about the timeliness of evangelism?

  • Short game vs long game evangelism
    on April 26, 2024 at 7:00 pm

    I don’t even like the word evangelism. I don’t know if I ever have. But, call it what you like, all followers of Jesus are given the task to Make Disciples of people that are currently NOT followers of Jesus.

  • You Can’t Push a Rope
    on April 25, 2024 at 11:22 pm

    The Gospel Sync – #68 – Matthew 12:38-42 Rather Listen? Click here… Welcome Back! Today, we’ll be looking at the Gospel of Matthew to see how disciple makers ought to respond to highly resistant people.   So let’s dive in. (Click here to get a copy of the Gospel Sync document)  The Gospel – Matthew 12:38-42 … Continue reading "You Can’t Push a Rope"

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