This article is part of a series on missions and the local church. We trust that this series will encourage both faithfulness to Christ’s bride and obedience to the bride’s mission. “How should my church do short-term missions?” Pastors, missions pastors, or local church missions committees that desire to involve their church in short-term missions opportunities should probably […]

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This video is on loan to Reaching & Teaching from Ministry Grid, a website of LifeWay Christian Resources. Dr. David Sills Dr. David Sills is the founder and president of Reaching & Teaching International Ministries, a missions professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, speaker, and author. Follow Dr. David Sills:Twitter

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There is an overwhelming need for trained pastors to interpret and teach God’s Word faithful to His people around the world. It is estimated that nearly 85 percent of pastors worldwide lack theological education and pastoral training. This is nothing short of a gospel crisis. Hearts, Heads, and Hands seeks to combat this crisis by […]

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I love leading a mission agency that exists to reach and teach the neediest places of the world. I regularly point out that we are not called simply Teaching International Ministries, even though teaching leaders and pastors in biblically faithful and culturally appropriate ways is admittedly our strength. Rather, we are Reaching & Teaching International Ministries. We […]

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You have wisely chosen not to waste your summer vacation. You prayed long and hard about going on this mission trip and now it is fast approaching. Pre-trip preparation is the key to contributing your very best effort. In all of the mission trips I have been privileged to lead and participate in I have […]

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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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I once got on the metro in Mexico City while my cell phone got off. Pick-pocketed! I felt devastated and violated and vulnerable, but more than anything, I felt angry. And when we lived overseas years ago, someone broke in and stole the new puppy we had just gotten for our kids. I was outraged […]

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