Global Cities: The Roman Roads of the 21st Century

I recently ran across a quote I would like to share concerning the significance of global cities in the mission of the church. It is from Jared Looney, who wrote Crossroads of the Nations: While it is unlikely that this status will remain static, global cities such as New York City, London, Tokyo as well…

What is an “ethnic enclave,” and why should I care?

You may have never heard the term "ethnic enclave," but if you are interested in the Great Commission, then it is one you need to know. I come across it all the time in my research, so I decided it would be good to provide quick crash course in ethnic enclaves. An ethnic enclave, simply…

Want to Engage People Groups in Your Community? Free Webinar this Thursday.

Back in December, I announced a free webinar over at ethnéCITY.com that I cohosted. In that webinar we covered the process of people group discovery for churches and agencies interested in simply ways to find out about people groups around your community. Today, I want to let you know about the follow-up webinar that will be…

Reaching the Nations in North America 2017 is happening, and it’s happening here!

I have been sitting on this piece of news for a while now, but we are finally ready to make the big announcement. Southeastern is officially hosting Reaching the Nations in North America in 2017! Last year's RTN Summit in Nashville, TN was a great success. We had hundreds of people come from all over…

In the News: “Indian Diaspora is our country’s strength: Prime Minister”

Now here is an interesting article that cropped up in the last few weeks. Apparently, India has built and dedicated an entire facility to the propagation and strengthening of their diaspora around the world. First off, a definition: a diaspora is the term given to a particular people who live somewhere other than the homeland…

Good Ministry to Internationals in One, Short Video

I am always excited to pass on good resources, and the following video is just that. It is a short testimony of a couple realizing their responsibility to share the gospel with unreached people groups here in the States. The video briefly walks through that process for them, and it is really good. I am…

Kickstarting Discovery and Engagement (And How You Can Too)

We just unleashed 150 students on St. Louis. That may sound like the start of a bad horror movie to you, but in reality, it is the beginning of a mission trip for college students from across the United States in the days before the Southern Baptist Convention. During the next three days, these students…

Missions in Paris, It’s Not What You Think

I have heard it a dozen times over the last couple of months: "Oh, you're going to Paris on a mission trip! Man, that must be nice! You're really suffering for Jesus!" I completely get the sentiment behind these jokes. After all, Paris is one of the nicest cities on Earth. It is beautiful, full…

Want to Reach the Nations in North America? Do Not Miss This Summit.

I am excited about this event. Over the last several years, after I returned from the mission field in West Africa, I have watched this conversation move from relative obscurity, up onto the table for discussion, and now into action in many places around the country. It has been amazing to watch as people realized…

Video: How Missions is Changing, Explained in 15 Minutes

  I periodically get asked for video resources concerning the Peoples Next Door project and missions in general. People are often looking for a short video that sums up some of the concepts addressed here on the blog. If you are one of those people, then this may be a resource for you. Last week…