Dr. Sills had the recent privilege of visiting Ireland and was struck by how God is continuing to use Europe to advance His kingdom. Like many places, there is need for church planting and pastoral training, particularly non-formal training. In today’s episode, Dr. Sills shares the experience of his trip and lessons learned.

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What is the DNA of a missions-minded local church? The book of Acts outlines the marks of a vibrant missional church that ought to be replicated and contextualized around the world. In today’s episode, Dr. Sills discusses the reality that ecclesiology drives missiology.

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When engaging in short-term missions, cultural differences will be varied and vast. The question is: what is biblically permissible? How can churches better prepare teams for this experience? Communication across cultures is far more than translating words. In today’s episode, Dr. Sills provides helpful guidance on bridging the communication gap in other contexts.

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How can missionaries be aware of this complicated relational dynamic? How do missionaries live in a difficult historical reality where this complex is so ingrained in those to whom they minister? In today’s episode, Dr. Sills provides historical context and wise guidance on the Patron-Client Complex most missionaries will encounter in the field.

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In this week’s episode, Dr. Sills interviews Jimmy Winfrey, a career missionary to Ecuador, covering a range of topics including discerning a missionary call, where to consider serving, family life on the field and more. For an in-depth study on this topic, see David’s book The Missionary Call

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In order to convey the most important truths of life, knowing how to communicate is paramount. From culture shock to stereotypes connected to accents, the ways in which missionaries communicate affects life and ministry deeply. In this week’s episode, Dr. Sills discusses how vital it is learn the language for the advance of the gospel.

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The Global South is increasingly becoming the largest population of Christianity. However, expressions of Christianity are often syncretistic or look far different than what is familiar in the West. Discerning what is healthy or unbiblical will be dependent on the precision of truth drawn from scripture. In this week’s episode, Dr. Sills discusses key issues […]

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