God has allowed me to serve Him as a pastor, missionary, and professor. By God’s grace, this ministry has included planting and pastoring churches, training leaders, teaching seminary students, and leading mission teams for over eighteen years. My calling and joy in ministry and missions is driven by three primary ideas.
First, in the Great Commission, Jesus commissioned us to reach and teach all people everywhere. Therefore, we must study and understand the cultures of the world if we hope to share the Good News, disciple believers, and plant churches in culturally appropriate ways.
Second, I am challenged by Paul’s admonition in 2 Timothy 2:2, “what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” I have always sought to entrust the training I have received to others. My goal is to train trainers and teach teachers who can continue this multiplication ministry until Jesus comes.
Finally, missiologist Ralph Winter has said, “God cannot lead you based on information you do not have.” For this reason, I teach Christians about missiology, cultures, intercultural communication, and how to research the world’s people groups. I preach about missions at every opportunity. I also love to take teams on mission trips so that they can see the needs, challenges, and the ways that God can use them.
I pray that you will find help and encouragement on this blog and through my website. May He use us all to bring glory to Christ and advance His kingdom.
In His grasp, by His grace, and for His glory,