Missionaries spend much time thinking about strategies, opportunities, unreached people groups, unchurched communities, and unevangelized places. The burden of the missions call is overwhelming and the work is unending. Missionaries, as a natural part of their calling, are spending their lives looking at tremendous need and seeking to meet it by God’s help.  This overwhelming […]

Continue

Sending missionaries is a big task. Usually the majority of the details for deploying to the field fall to the missionary. This cannot be helped because family budgets, support-raising, and travel paperwork is very personal. Yet there remains much for those around the missionary to do to help prepare and launch them. There are numerous […]

Continue

A reflection on 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:13 Knowing the role you play on a team is a key to success for your team. The closer shouldn’t start the game in baseball. The punter shouldn’t play quarterback. The same is true at an even deeper level in the proclamation of the gospel. Paul talks about the different […]

Continue

Here at Reaching and Teaching we are known for our emphasis on training pastors and church leaders. The need for such teaching is apparent. It is estimated that about 85% of the pastors in the world have little to no theological training. Though it is difficult to precisely confirm this number, we have seen great […]

Continue

Written by a Reaching & Teaching missionary  How would you feel if one day you were sitting in a restaurant, and you noticed that the server was going around collecting other people’s leftovers and bringing them to you? You would probably be upset! I don’t think any paying customers would be okay with this. When […]

Continue

At the 2019 The Gospel Coalition National Conference, Jon Deedrick sat down with Matt Smethurst in between plenary sessions to chat about encouraging trends in missions. During this conversation, Jon discusses what the Lord is doing around the world, as well as the heart of RTIM —strengthening churches for the advance of the gospel around […]

Continue

Since you’re reading a blog from a ministry called Reaching & Teaching, you probably already know that missions is important. But, here’s two big questions: What has prompted your interest in missions? And what keeps you coming back to missions work? Some people get involved in missions because of the thrill of travel and the […]

Continue

There are so many ways to be involved in missions in the world today. We even had a blog post about that in August of last year. In Jason’s article, he points out some helpful guidelines to shape involvement in missions. Local church focused, long-term ministry is essential, but it’s often easier to get teams […]

Continue

(Written by a Reaching & Teaching missionary) What would you feel if one day the police busted into your home, ransacked it, arrested you, and detained many members of your church—because you were unwilling to back down from your religious convictions?  This is exactly what happened recently to a well-known pastor in China. This story along with many other […]

Continue

Dear Brother or Sister, Last week, I had the joy of seeing several thousand students descend upon my city for Cross Conference. Perhaps you were among that group! Regardless, I’m thankful that you spent part of your Christmas holiday attending a conference about God’s glory being proclaimed among the nations. You could have used your […]

Continue