5 Ways to Win the Battle Against Satan and His Demons

September 11, 2001 changed the course of American history forever. Any of us old enough to remember that terrible day can probably recall exactly where we were and what we were doing when we heard that the first tower went down and turned on the television to just in time to see the second tower … Continue reading 5 Ways to Win the Battle Against Satan and His Demons

Peru Indigenous Pastoral Training Recap Video

Below is a video recap of our amazing trip to the "eyebrow of the Amazon jungle" that took place from October 11-19 through Reaching and Teaching International Ministries. We had the privilege of training approximately 35 indigenous pastors from villages throughout the surrounding Amazon jungle. For more on the background of these brothers click here. … Continue reading Peru Indigenous Pastoral Training Recap Video

Destination: Chazuta, Peru – Leaving tomorrow. Helpful info for prayer!

I will be leaving tomorrow with some dear brothers from the Center for Pioneer Church Planting. We will spend the week training indigenous pastors who live throughout the amazon jungle surrounding the village of Chazuta, Peru. Below is some additional information regarding the training and the men we will be training. Hopefully this will help … Continue reading Destination: Chazuta, Peru – Leaving tomorrow. Helpful info for prayer!

What can missionaries learn from 1 Thessalonians

Have you ever spent significant time studying Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonian church? Most of us have not. It is often a forgotten letter lost in the pages between Colossians and 1 Timothy. However, this week in the Center for Pioneer Church Planting our missionary trainees discovered many of the riches of this letter … Continue reading What can missionaries learn from 1 Thessalonians

A Proposed Purpose Statement and Structure for 1 Thessalonians

Purpose Statement: The Thessalonian church must continue to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord more and more in the midst of ongoing persecution.       To do this they must: Know (2:17-3:13) Paul loves them and wants to return to them (2:17-20) They are standing firm (3:1-13) Remember (1:1-2:16) God has chosen … Continue reading A Proposed Purpose Statement and Structure for 1 Thessalonians

2 Big Weeks: Burial Form Signing and Teaching Missionaries

Privilege, pleasure, joy, and fun are the words that come to mind when I think about the opportunity I have had this week to teach a Bible exposition class on 1 Thessalonians at the Center for Pioneer Church Planting. Instead of lecturing, I have really sought to make it a hands-on learning experience where the … Continue reading 2 Big Weeks: Burial Form Signing and Teaching Missionaries

PHOTOS, Recent Mexico Trip, Celebrating, and Transitions

Mexico The last few weeks have flown by! Our last trip to Villages EZ and CD in N Mexico were terrific! We were blessed to have multiple evangelistic Bible Studies with unbelieving families in Village EZ, had great fellowship around the Word and table with the believers in both villages, played soccer and presented the … Continue reading PHOTOS, Recent Mexico Trip, Celebrating, and Transitions