The Parable of Good Soils

The Parable of Good Soils

Michael and Nicole* were excited to be asked by a couple they had previously mentored to train a group of refugees living in East Asia on how to implement a Discovery Bible Study (DBS). This couple had put in the time and effort to build relationships and gain trust...
Dying Grandfather Accepts Jesus 

Dying Grandfather Accepts Jesus 

Kam’s grandfather, Sunan, took his position as commune leader very seriously. He worked hard for the people and never charged anyone for the work he did, although other commune leaders did. Sunan was very ill for a long time but never told anyone. He lived separately...
The Great Commission . . . not a job for experts only

The Great Commission . . . not a job for experts only

How are you doing at making disciples? Are you teaching them to obey what Jesus commanded? These are the questions that were asked of my group a few weeks ago, as we participated in a Phase One Training Launch, held by Forefront Experience. These questions really...
Why Not Simple?

Why Not Simple?

Before I moved to a Muslim-majority country (over two decades ago), I was on pastoral staff at a church in rural upstate New York. I knew a few families who did what they called “house church.” These families had attended our church for a while, then left. They had...
The Challenges of Discipling the Unreached

The Challenges of Discipling the Unreached

What are some of the questions or challenges that followers of Jesus might encounter as they seek to go and make disciples of unreached people groups?  The list might include things like: How do you decide which unreached people group to focus on?   What do you do...