Sending Church

Saturday, November 4, 2023

A collection of talks by and for sending churches

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Friday, July 30, 2021

The All-Nations mission begins and ends with the local church. Here's why!

Listen as Brother Val teaches on the value and importance of the local church in God's eyes. How is this reflected in your affection for your local congregation?


Friday, May 1, 2020

Why Our Mission Starts with the Church

One of the primary ways God intends to reach the world with the gospel is through the love and witness of the local church.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Bryant and I traveled to Oregon and Washington last week with board member Harold Troyer and his wife Larissa. It was time for a sending church encounter, and we used the opportunity to meet with two other sending churches in the area. From conservative Mennonite, to German Baptist (New...

Sunday, September 1, 2019

This week we got to spend time with a congregation just two hours from here in Pennsylvania. They are preparing to send the Hege family to join the Wagoner family on the Mixtec project in Guerrero, Mexico.

Joe Root, our advisor from Mexico, was able to join...

Monday, April 1, 2019

For the first three days of this week, the three of us here at ABT (Joel, Aaron, Bryant) had the privilege of traveling through three states (PA, Ohio, Indiana) to meet up with three ABT members and their churches. It was a blessed time!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The church’s place in going is to send. When someone has a vision to go, it is the church’s privilege to confirm the vision, bless them in it, send them, and support them as they go.

But what if a church has the vision to go? A church can go by...

Saturday, December 1, 2018

On Monday evening of this week Aaron and I had privilege of joining in a Sending Church meeting in snowy southern Virginia. For 3 hours we discussed many principles, challenges and ideas. It was encouraging to see God guiding and providing as this church takes up their mission of sending. Lord...

Saturday, December 1, 2018

This past weekend several ABT representatives had the privilege of assembling in Kansas with two churches that are sending a Bible translation and church planting team to Southeast Asia. It was exciting to see these churches taking another important step in the long-term work of sending and...

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Take a look at the relationship square below. This square is a simplified representation of ABT’s relationship to sending churches and the Bible translation and church planting process.

The relationship square illustrates three main points:


  • “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
  • “Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witness of these things.” Luke 24:47, 48
  • “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19
  • “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3
  • “That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the Gospel.” Ephesians 3:6
  • “That they all may be one; as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:21
  • “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’?” Mark 11:17
  • “Ask of me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance.” Psalm 2:8
  • “Behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes.” Revelation 7:9
  • “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1
  • “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16
  • “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
  • “As cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country.” Proverbs 25:25
  • “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Psalm 19:10
  • “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.” Psalm 22:27
  • “Truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.” Numbers 14:21
  • “Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.” Psalm 96:3, 4
  • “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
  • “That all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other.” 1 Kings 8:60
  • “For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations.” Malachi 1:11
  • “All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name.” Psalm 86:9
  • “For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” Isaiah 61:11
  • "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10
  • "This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." 1 Timothy 2:3, 4
  • "You are worthy. . .; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God." Revelation 5:9, 10