Author Archives: Philip Hunt

About Philip Hunt

Philip Hunt serves as Africa Director for IBMGlobal. He and his wife have served 21 years in Africa. His responsibilities include serving as President of Central Africa Baptist College & Seminary in Kitwe, Zambia (cabcollege.org), the Director of Faith Children’s Village Orphanage (faithinzambia.com). Philip Hunt and his wife Lori are the parents of seven children: Cherith, Austin, Collin, Ashlyn, Carman, Tamaryn and Corban.

How To Encourage & Discourage Your Missionaries in Five Easy Steps

Pastor, get in touch with us personally! It is a blessing to talk with a pastor in a supporting church and it is abundantly clear that he actually knows who you are and can interact with you about what is going on in the ministry – he reads our prayer letters and is informed. Don’t forget communication is a two-way street! Continue reading

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Birding In the USA

Wow – there really isn’t a lack of money in our distressed economy! The real issue is the affections of the heart… Will I spend my resources for personal pleasure or will I invest to fulfill the Great Commission. Continue reading

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Mission Prayer Letters Need To Be Mobile Friendly

Possibly the most revealing piece of data collected from a survey which included responses from 1,497 smartphone users, is that 75 percent of users say they are “highly likely” to delete an email that does not display well on mobile. Continue reading

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Avoiding A Spirit Of Ministerial Competition

One great evil a minister must guard against is harboring a spirit of competition toward other ministers and ministries. There is temptation to compare ministries, programs, attendance records or other forms of visible “success” Continue reading

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Zanzibar

Though officially a part of Tanzania, Zanzibar has its own government and run the island in a semi-autonomous way. Zanzibar has a few “Christian” churches these include Catholic, Anglican and Pentecostal congregations. There is an underlying level of Islamic resistance and persecution of “Christian” religions. Continue reading

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We are 30 and growing!

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The third annual IBMGlobal Conference was held April 22-25th. Speakers dealt with a variety of personal development and growth issues during the four days of seminars. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Continue reading

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Adjusting To A New Culture

“The first day after arrival, we busily engage with all we meet, feel excitement that we can actually answer the greetings in this new language we tried to study before we came, and all seems well. We think, “What fun!” A few more days pass, however, and things aren’t quite as exciting. Continue reading

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Explaining the African Phenomenon of Rented Crowds

The… next time you visit Africa with your camera and take pictures of a congregation in any of our African townships or villages, easily divide the attendance by a quarter in order to arrive at the regular attendance of that church. Continue reading

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Empowered Non-Staff Leadership Marks Church Planting Movements Around the World

When we look in the New Testament, we see the ordinary practice of ordinary Christians planting ordinary churches.
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Realizing Biblical Outcomes When Planting Churches Cross-Culturally

The Church Planter’s goal in leadership development is to see God-exalting independent Baptist churches with trained national leadership. This outcome is not realized by chance. The church planter must demonstrate openness, communicate, and have the humility to give and receive correction and criticism. (Phil. 2:1-18) Continue reading

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