Category Archives: Leadership

Annual IBMGlobal Candidate Conference

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This week I have been participating in an annual training conference for cross-cultural missionaries.  I serve as the Africa Director for a mission agency, IBMGlobal. This year we have missionary candidates heading to South Sudan, Costa Rica, the jungles of Peru, … 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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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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What A Local Church Owes Her Missionaries

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We pastors and local churches have certain obligations to our missionaries that we should not take lightly. Many do, to our undying shame. Here are a least six: 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 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 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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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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