A Mile in Their Shoes: Peoples Next Door team leader in a local church

The next interview in our series is a team leader for people group engagement in a local church. Marie works in a local church in the Raleigh area, mobilizing others to reach the West African Muslims that live around the church. Marie is not church staff. She is a regular church member who is catalyzing…

Student Resource: “Leading Students to the Nations Here at Home”

  Today, I want to take a moment and highlight a simple resource for local church pastors, especially of the student variety. If you have never taken your students on a "people group excursion," then you should. Tiffany Smith works for the North American Mission Board and recently wrote a guest post at the Collegiate…

When Borders Get Crossed: Why We Should Care About Aylan Kurdi

There is something about a picture, an icon, that galvanizes emotions and sets one's conscience. The recent image of little Aylan Kurdi, washed up dead on a Turkish beach, is that image for the current migrant crisis in Europe. I call it a migrant crisis, because it is much more than a wave of immigration.…

How to be a Missionary Without Being a “Missionary”

A Hindu temple just outside of Raleigh, NC.  I don’t know anything about fill-in-the-blank culture! Can I even do this without some level of cultural expertise? This is perhaps the most frequent question when I share about reaching international peoples in America. Without stepping on a soapbox, this attitude is the unfortunate byproduct of the…