Dr. Sills helps us better understand culture shock and the ways in which it can affect those doing cross-cultural ministry. What are the healthy and unhealthy ways people assimilate into cross-cultural contexts? What are some practical ways a local church can minister to the children of missionaries? For an in-depth study on this topic, see […]

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Dr. Sills discusses creative access countries and the many opportunities believers have to gain entrance to places that are considered closed to missionaries. Is it ethical to pursue creative access? What should a missionary consider as they look to gain access to difficult places to spread the gospel? For an in-depth study on this topic, […]

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Dr. Sills shares the many benefits of serving as a family on the mission field, whether short-term or long-term. He also discusses the ways in which family life is affected by cross-cultural ministry. For an in-depth study on this topic, see David’s book The Missionary Call

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Are short-term missions trips biblical? Dr. Sills offers practical steps for maximizing the effectiveness of short-term missions and provides some do’s and don’ts for short-term teams. For further study on this topic, see David’s book Changing World, Unchanging Mission and “How Should My Church Do Short-term Missions?” by Anthony Steele Jon Deedrick Jon Deedrick serves as Executive Director of […]

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In this episode, Dr. Sills discusses the missionary call, whether it is a biblical idea, and what ingredients help a believer discern the will of God. For an in-depth study on this topic, see David’s book The Missionary Call: Find Your Place in God’s Plan For The World 

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The Reaching & Teaching podcast is designed to be a resource to Christians in the areas of global missions, missiology, and cultural anthropology. Dr. David Sills is the founder and president of Reaching & Teaching International Ministries, missions professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and an accomplished author. His unique combination of hands-on field […]

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