We recently conducted the first of nine weeks of pastoral training that we will provide in Macas on the edge of Ecuador’s eastern jungle. The students in this training site are primarily Shuar indigenous peoples, although some are lowland Quichuas. Those of you who are familiar with the books recounting the martyrdom of Jim Elliot, […]

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This past week I was joined by Reaching & Teaching staff member, Dean Bertsch, and our newest missionary arrival, Mat Kountz, to launch our first week of training on the edge of the Ecuadorian jungle. It was my first time back to Macas in about twenty years, and I was amazed to see its growth. We […]

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Reaching & Teaching, in partnership with Third Avenue Baptist Church, recently launched a pastoral training center in northeastern Brazil in the city of Juazeiro do Norte. Juazeiro is growing to be a commercial hub in that desert region of Brazil. The launching of the Reaching & Teaching training site in Juazeiro is strategic for training leaders […]

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Training pastors and church leaders never gets old. This is especially true every time you have the privilege of teaching the first module at a new training site.  During the week of February 7-13, I was privileged to join Pastor Nick Wilson (Plainview, Minnesota) and Terry Spenst (Wichita, Kansas) for a week of training in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haiti […]

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Guest Post by Reaching & Teaching staff member, Jason Wright: “If the Bible truly is the word of God, then we need to seek to understand and interpret it rightly.” This was the premise that guided our week of training in Panama early in August. About 45 students, split between a morning class in the […]

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I am pleased to announce the release of a new missions resource, Introduction to Global Missions. I have been teaching missions in the local church, college, and seminary settings in the USA and Latin America for almost thirty years. I have read and taught from some phenomenal books and articles on the biblical basis, theology, […]

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Guest Post by Jon Deedrick: During the week of April 21-25, a Reaching & Teaching team trained pastors and church leaders in Chazuta, Peru. Chazuta is a small town nestled along the Huallaga River in the heart of Peru. As Dr. Sills has mentioned in previous posts, this location has been called the ‘eyebrow of […]

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