EXPLORE 2021

Your window on partnering for the unreached through
Bible translation, community development, and church planting


God's Vision for All the Nations — Ken Miller

Our vision is "Communities of believers in every language group living out the Word of God." Brother Ken shows how this vision is built on God's vision for all nations around the world, and how the written Word of God—in language they understand—is essential for this vision to be realized. "How shall they see the Glory without knowing the Story?"


The Background Story: "How we were sent to the Mixtec"

The Mixtec team discuss the developing a vision for sending from the home church, the function and structure of the support team, and the story of gaining entry to an indigenous village.


The Path to Team Formation

Audio recording: The Path to Team Formation

An All-Nations field member discusses his journey from childhood with limited exposure to missions to joining a team in Colombia as a New Testament translator. Along the way he gained experience overseas teaching school and traveling to different countries. He shares some of the uncertainties, difficulties and possibilities that developed as he pursued the path on which that God was him. Ultimately God opened doors for him to team with another family translating the Word of God for a people group in Colombia.


Bible Translation Explained and Demonstrated — Adam Boyd

In this engaging session, Adam Boyd describes some of the linguistic and practical challenges of Bible translation. He also demonstrates some of the processes and steps required to produce an accurate and high-quality Bible that is faithful to the original language.


Literacy vs. Orality in Church Planting Strategy

In this interview, an All-Nations literacy coach begins by describing what we mean by literacy and the importance of it in a Bible translation project. With stories and examples, she describes the essential role a literacy program plays in planting an indigenous church, even among a primarily oral language community.


Their Worldview Grid- Lessons in Indigenous Church Planting — Steve Stanford

Church planting is a core component of the All-Nations strategy. 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 ministering among an indigenous people of South America and emphasizes the importance of creating points of tension to deconstruct people's erroneous worldview when bringing the gospel.


Practical Questions about Partnering with All-Nations

Get a quick explanation of our core values, then join us for a conversation about what it looks like to join All-Nations, the place for single people, how long training takes, and how long to expect to be on the field.

  • “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