Category Archives: apostle

Church Planting: Indigenous & Foreign Seeds

Indigenous, Insiders, Locals, Nationals… these terms refer to the critical resource of those people within a particular target context. Indigenous seeds are able to account for and either benefit from or are able to grow despite of their particular contexts. … Continue reading

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Church Planting is More Than Harvesting: Plowing

In farming work, the farmer cannot choose their work. They go to their field and do work according to the needs of the field. If the area is merely a mess of rocks, weeds, or trash, then he foolish farmer … Continue reading

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A Call to the Church for the Unengaged & Unreached from 1645: Simon de Figueiredo & Jesuits in Tibet

After about 15 years of Christians engaging the Tibetan world, in Ladakh, Guge [a former kingdom in western Tibet], and Utsang [central Tibet]. The Portuguese mission work in India and China was coinciding with the European-Asian trade, and as new … Continue reading

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Why does International and North American Church Planting look so different?

What is it about International church planting (CP) that it gets so much assistance and teaching from looking at the “apostolic” role in Acts, like Barnabas, Paul, etc.? Why do the works written about Int’l CP teach so much from … Continue reading

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Contextualization’s 2 Ditches: Legalism & License

contextualization is a hot-word for all persons dealing with cross-cultural issues/ministry/work: how far can i go along with the locals’ culture and practice without being unbiblical? this ends up voiced in questions like: is this local practice “just for fun” … Continue reading

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GCR, baptism, missiology: What is the Great Commission without Church Planting?

Much more than just making converts, we are to be making disciples, and those disciples are to form into to churches in order to best fulfill the purposes of God and best bring glory to God. Continue reading

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Hold on to the Calling God has given you, and never let go unless released by God.

We must continue and obey and not doubt God’s calling, but we must also not have a false contentment in that calling by not continuing to seek God’s confirmation of that calling.
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