"Paul’s churches were indigenous churches in the proper sense of the word; and I believe that the secret of their foundation lay in his recognition of the church as a local church . . . and in his profound belief and trust in the Holy Spirit indwelling his converts and the churches of which they...
Why do cross-cultural church planters so often miscommunicate—sometimes without realizing it until years later? In this fresh presentation from EXPLORE 2021, Steve Stanford of Ethnos360 gives clear examples of the necessity of understanding a people's worldview. He tell stories from his time...
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"The need is great, the gospel is good, the command is clear, the world is waiting, and ultimately our God is worthy.” —David Platt
A Maturing Local Church
Teams work hard at Bible translation and community development. Their efforts serve a larger purpose: a maturing local church. Though they hope to be there for many years, some day the team will leave. They want to establish a local...
"The Church is the pilgrim people of God. It is on the move—hastening to the ends of the earth to beseech all men to be reconciled to God, and hastening to the end of time to meet its Lord who will gather all into one." —Lesslie Newbigin
"Christians are an army without weapons, without war, without bloodshed, without anger. How countercultural the soldiers of this army are—an army of God-fearing old men, of God-beloved orphans... These make up a nonviolent army that contends with God." —Alan Kreider
“To reach people that no one is reaching you have to do things that no one is doing.” —Craig Groeschel
"The Bible encourages us to build communities of believers, where the "nearness" is based on faith in Christ rather than blood relations." —Roland Muller
(from the book THE MESSENGER, THE MESSAGE AND THE COMMUNITY)
"Every missionary path has to find the way between these two dangers: irrelevance and syncretism. And if one is more afraid of one danger than the other, one will certainly fall into its opposite." —Lesslie Newbigin