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The Beginning of the End of the World: 7 Metrics for a Sending Church

If I were to guess, having read only the first couple of chapters of Acts, from where God would launch His international missionary venture, I would have to say, “Well, from Jerusalem—where else?” It seems like a logical choice. So much happened there, after all—the Triumphal Entry, the passion and resurrection of the Lord Jesus,…

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How is Your Leadership Bench Strength?

No, we’re not talking about your ability to bench press 200 lbs.  It’s about the strength of your team.  In ministry, it isn’t just the guys on the field.  The success of a sports team is often dependent on the quality of those on the sidelines.  Exceptional teams have strong players on the bench.  All…

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apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #013: YA GETS WUTCHA PAYS FER

#13 in a series devoted to sending churches. The content of this post is adapted from BMW’s 6-hour apoLuo workshop. Numbered articles are intended to be read sequentially for maximum benefit. A few years ago, a missionary appointee reported that he was contacting about five pastors every month to arrange meetings in their churches, and thought…

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apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #011: WARM CALLING

apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #011: WARM CALLING

#11 in a series devoted to sending churches. The content of this post is adapted from BMW’s 6-hour apoLuo workshop. Numbered articles are intended to be read sequentially for maximum benefit. A missionary colleague of mine expressed some time ago that the people in his church were very hesitant to get involved in personal evangelism. When…

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apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #009: MAY I PRAY FOR YOU?

apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #009: MAY I PRAY FOR YOU?

#9 of a series devoted to sending churches.  The content of this post is adapted from BMW’s 6-hour apoLuo workshop. Numbered articles are intended to be read sequentially for maximum benefit. What can your church do for your missionaries as they begin the support raising process? Everyone knows what needs to be done, but few…

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apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #008: “YOUR MISSION, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT…”

apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #008: “YOUR MISSION, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT…”

#8 in a series devoted to sending churches.  The content of this post is adapted from BMW’s 6-hour apoLuo workshop. Numbered articles are intended to be read sequentially for maximum benefit. Many of you are old enough to remember the opening scene of each MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE episode in which Mr. Phelps received recorded instructions about the…

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apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #006: WHAT YOUR CANDIDATES ARE LEARNING (OR SHOULD BE)

apoLuo WORKSHOP CONTENT #006: WHAT YOUR CANDIDATES ARE LEARNING (OR SHOULD BE)

#6 in a series devoted to sending churches. The content of this post is adapted from BMW’s 6-hour apoLuo workshop. Numbered articles are intended to be read sequentially for maximum benefit. If your missionaries are being served by Biblical Ministries Worldwide, they are receiving ten hours of instruction in support raising. We don’t want them to…

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