Category Archives: Church Planting

The Fields are still white – Laborers still needed

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Whatever one thinks of these numbers, one thing is clear: despite 225 years of Protestant missionary advance, the world is still largely unevangelized… Continue reading

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Musings On The Missionary Enterprise

NOT EVERYTHING CALLED MISSIONS IS MISSIONS. My understanding of missionary work is formed by the Book of Acts. The clear pattern there is evangelism, discipleship, establishing churches, and training pastors / elders. When I came to my present pastorate I studied the list of supported missionaries and discovered that of 16 entities only two were on this program… Continue reading

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What A Local Churches Expects From Her Missionaries

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Your job is to evangelize, disciple, plant churches, train leaders for those churches, and then repeat. We have no control over the job description and we dare not tamper with it. It’s God’s master plan and the only one that works. Expectations are another thing altogether…. We as your supporting churches don’t think our expectations are unrealistic, but neither do we want you ignorant of our expectations. That’s where relationships break down. Continue reading

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The Continuation Of The Great Commission

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For the most part, church members do not engage in the great commission at a personal level but rather by contributing resources so that the corporate body can send out a “Great Commission Expert” (missionary) to do it for them. However, this is a far cry from what the Lord intended when He issued the Commission. Continue reading

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The Consequence Of The Great Commission

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Modern believers have convinced themselves that spiritual maturity is based on information and that it takes a long time. However, if one follows the New Testament pattern, mature disciples were made in short order. They were tested by persecution and stood! The secret was the absolute insistence on personal obedience to the demands and expectations of Scripture. This is the forgotten side of the Great Commission in many churches today. Continue reading

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The Content Of The Great Commission

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Many contemporary approaches to the Great Commission have focused on the Lord’s instruction to go to all nations. In other words, for them, the dominant responsibility of the commission is to go to the nations. However, the grammar of the Lord’s statement makes clear that the central imperative of the Commission is the making of disciples. That central imperative will be accomplished by three accompanying activities – going, baptizing, and teaching. Continue reading

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The Context Of The Great Commission

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Matthew’s Great Commission is deeply rooted in broader theological soil than only recruiting disciples from all the nations for Messiah’s future kingdom. Those roots extend in at least four directions. Continue reading

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Parenthood & Discipleship

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By our example and teaching, we desire to cultivate a love for God’s Word and the understanding that it stands far above all else. For us in America, this is often fleshed out as “Scriptural Truth over Psychology.” For the Third World citizen, this could very well be fleshed out as “Scriptural Truth over Indigenous Spirit Beliefs.” What is important is the heart assuring belief and trust in the sufficiency of Scripture. Continue reading

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How To Plant A Church

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During the recent IBMGlobal Candidate Conference, Larry Clouse, the Director of IBMGlobal, shared the practical steps he used to plant churches in the South Pacific and in New England. Continue reading

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IBMGlobal Welcomes New Candidate Secretary & Field Director

IBMGlobal is pleased to announce that Steve Stadtmiller has accepted the position of Candidate Secretary and Europe Field Director. Read Steve & Etta’s bio and ministry plans here. Continue reading

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