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About David Garrison

David Garrison, PhD University of Chicago, has been a student of Islam and God's work among Muslims since his days as an Arabic student in Egypt two decades ago. He is the author and editor of nine books on God's work among the world's least reached peoples.

Pioneering Advocate for UPGs Dies

The Baptist Press recently posted an article about David Barrett, a tremendous missions researcher and advocate for unreached people groups (UPGs) who died recently on August 4, 2011.  His work has been instrumental in the development of the modern missions paradigm.  Read the full article at http://www.bpnews.net/BPNews.asp?ID=35901. 

The Four Fields of Kingdom Growth

If you have never read the The Four Fields of Kingdom Growth by Nathan and Kari Shank, you are missing out on a tool that the Lord has been using to effectively develop healthy multiplying churches.  Many of the Kingdom growth principles found in this short manual have found their way into a number of church planting tools

A Historic Turning to Jesus by Muslims in Jedidistan

As early as September of 2000, formal reports reached International Mission Board, SBC leadership from at least three sources affirming that a significant number of Muslims were embracing Christianity in various parts of Jedidistan (pseudonym for a Muslim country in Asia).  The reports included news of the movement crossing the border into the countryside of

From an Urban CPMs Summit

In February 2009 a meeting was held of several urban church planting practitioners from nine urban centers ranging in population from three million to twenty-five million.  The selection criterion for these cities was that more than one hundred churches had been planted to at least the third generation. The goal was to learn how these

Iron-on-Iron Forum Update

If you haven't yet registered for Insider Access and tried the Iron-on-Iron forum, now is the time to sign up and begin using the forum.  The forum system has just completed a major overhaul, which we believe will greatly improve its usability.  The new forum now allows for email subscription so you will know if

Best Practices Institute Manual

Throughout South Asia, some form of CPM training is being conducted virtually every week. In 2008, CPM trainers, BDB Moses and Neil Mims put together a resource book of case studies, lessons learned, biblical resources, etc. for use in CPM trainings across the subcontinent. They titled their work, Best Practices Institute Manual. Now, for the

Some Practical Aspects of the 5 Parts of Jesus’ Masterplan

  In Jesus’ masterplan for the Kingdom found in Mark 4:26-29, we see Jesus lay out five sub-plans or parts that will be present in any Kingdom building or CPM strategy: 1) Entry, 2) Gospel proclamation, 3) Discipleship, 4) Church Formation, and 5) Long-term Leadership Development and Multiplication (For a more detailed discussion of the

Let the Children Come

“He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (Mark 10:13, NIV). As we develop and implement plans to take the gospel to every sector of our people or community, we dare not forget the children. Joey A.,

Tribal CPM in Middle India

An Indian national strategy coordinator sitting in an Acts 29 Strategy Coordinator training workshop heard the words of II Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” This message pierced his heart and he set out to apply the principles he learned in Acts 29 to see

A Church A Day

For more than 200 years Baptist church planting in this Indian state averaged one new church a year, but now the yearly total would be equal to an average of planting one new church a day.  Missionary work in this state dates back to the time of William Cary.  This Church Planting Movement is occurring

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