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 (, the Director of Faith Children’s Village Orphanage ( Philip Hunt and his wife Lori are the parents of seven children: Cherith, Austin, Collin, Ashlyn, Carman, Tamaryn and Corban.

Church Planting: Discipleship From Day One

One mistake church planters make is not incorporating a comprehensive approach to discipleship from day 1 of the new church plant. Continue reading

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Practical Suggestion for Ministry Connections

Here are four suggestions for developing ministry connections. This is what missionaries do all the time among unreached peoples. In post-Christian America disciples of Jesus Christ must become intentional in developing these connections if we are to “make disciples.” So here goes: Continue reading

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A Challenge To The Next Generation

God intends every one of us to be engaged in His Great Mission – My intention is not to put you on a guilt trip – some of you will prayerfully re-evaluate your life and come away with a clear affirmation that you are right where you should be, pursuing what God has for your life. If God has blessed you with a good job, given you a purpose and a place in His plan – Rejoice! I pray that for you God will press upon you your responsibility to sacrificially give and aggressively pray for the evangelization of the world in our generation. Continue reading

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Making Disciples By Planting Churches

Richard Coekin in a brilliant article entitled Making Disciples By Planting suggests the following four things regarding the “all” statements in the Great Commission. We have copied a few excerpts below and hope that it will encourage you to read the whole article.

Coekin writes: …given that making disciples is the heart of the Great Commission, the four great universals—the ‘alls’ that dominate Jesus’ words—have a direct effect upon how we plant churches to make disciples. Continue reading

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The Need for Theological Education in the Global South

The following statistics provide a snapshot of the underlying reality of the Christianity sweeping through what is being called the “Global South.”

Eighty-five percent of churches in the world are led by men and women who have no formal training in theology or ministry.
If every Christian training institute in the world operated at 120 percent capacity, less than 10 percent of the unequipped leaders would be trained.
Eight out of ten nationals who come to the west to receive training never return home.
Leaders from every non-Western region say their number one need is leadership training. Continue reading

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Passing The Baton: Handing A Church Plant To Timothy

There is a danger that we move too quickly and put someone into leadership who is not biblically qualified because of immaturity or because they do not meet the biblical qualifications. The other extreme is equally as dangerous – to have qualified men, but never hand off. Continue reading

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A God-Exalting Ambition

God is glorified through the living of a life that is wholly abandoned to Him. So do you have a driving, all-consuming ambition rooted in the character and mission of God? Continue reading

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No Room For Ethnocentricity In Missions

There is no room in the church of Jesus Christ for prejudice, racial superiority or ethnocentricity. The outbreak of tribal violence, even among Christians in the last Kenyan election cycle is a sober reminder of Paul’s conclusion to his treatise on Justification by faith in the Book of Romans. Continue reading

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Why Don’t They Look & Act Like Me?

We lose our ability and opportunity to “minister the gospel of God” when we think that the effectiveness of the gospel will create people who look the same (i.e. -like me), think the same, act the same, and come to the same applications. Continue reading

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Plague Of Ambition-less Harvest Workers

The gospel is always in danger when the message becomes more man-centered than God-centered. One unintended result of a minimalistic approach to the gospel is that our churches and schools became refuge for many small “c” christians, perhaps more than many of us imagine. Continue reading

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