The Labor and Benefits of Language Learning

Our family has lived in Japan now for 6 months. After spending our first month adjusting and getting our house and life set up, for the past several months I've been ensconced in Japanese language school, studying what has been rated the most difficult language in the world for English speakers to learn. By God's …

Does Missions Stop When a Group Has Been Reached?

I recently read an article on The Gospel Coalition website by David Sills entitled, "Missions Doesn't Stop When a Group Has Been Reached." Sills begins by noting the standard definition of unreached peoples as "those ethnolinguistic people groups whose population is less than 2 percent evangelical, or those groups without a sufficiently strong presence of …

Five Ways to Support Missionaries When Your Budget is Maxed Out

Missionaries have to raise support (at least most of us do!). As I connect with folks, share about the work that God is doing in Japan, and invite them to participate through prayer and financial support, sometimes the answer comes back, "We believe the work you're doing is great, and we'd love to support you, …

Is the Church Fulfilling the Great Commission Strategically?

In considering whether or not the church is being strategic in fulfilling the Great Commission, we need to answer several questions. What did Jesus intend in the Great Commission? In Jesus' famous last command, commonly known as the "Great Commission," our Lord instructs His followers to "make disciples of all nations" (Matt 28:19). The term …