Mission Strategy Articles

In an age where unbiblical practices abound, commitment to not only biblical theology but also biblical practice is becoming increasingly rare. More than ever before, missionaries and scholars need to be equipped to apply biblical principles to the way they do missions. Find answers to your questions about Insider Movement, mission strategy, and more plus practical articles that will equip you for success in ministry.

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A Missionary’s Heart

A Missionary’s Heart

David Brainerd, a close associate of Jonathan Edwards, devoted his life to missions among the the North American...

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Short-Term Missions or Glorified Tourism (Part 3 of 3)

Short-Term Missions or Glorified Tourism (Part 3 of 3)

By Georges Houssney Practical Principles for Successful Short-Term Mission Trips In parts 1 and 2 of this series, I discusses the burgeoning short-term missions movement and some of the pros and cons that go along with it. Short-term mission trips are the wave of the...

Short-Term Missions or Glorified Tourism (Part 3 of 3)

Short-Term Missions or Glorified Tourism (Part 2 of 3)

By Georges Houssney The Pros and Cons of Short-Term Missions Are short-term trips worth it? In Part 1 of this article, I discussed the growing phenomena of “missions trips.” Church members are often ill-prepared and told to not necessarily expect spiritual results,...

Short-Term Missions or Glorified Tourism (Part 3 of 3)

Short-Term Missions or Glorified Tourism (Part 1 of 3)

By Georges Houssney Whether long-term or short-term, missions is all about obeying the Great Commission. Jesus did not specify a period of time during which we need to engage in missions. I believe his call is for a life-long commitment to be light to the nations and...

Double Dare To Do What Others Don’t

Double Dare To Do What Others Don’t

Sitting at the Bangor airport in Maine beside a US soldier in uniform, I enquired how he felt leaving his family and the familiar to go to war. I asked him how he felt, as he put it, about the possibility of being “brought back in a box,” dead!” Then I asked: “Why are...

Addressing our Missiological Co-morbidities

Addressing our Missiological Co-morbidities

Co-morbidity. In this year of the coronavirus pandemic, we have been continually confronted with this term “comorbidity.” (Apparently, the hyphen is not needed.) These “comorbidities” are pre-existing conditions which compromise the ability of the body’s immune system...

Insider Movements Defined … Biblically

Insider Movements Defined … Biblically

Insider Movement (IM) advocates arrive at their conviction by a variety of different ways. For example, the behavioral sciences are viewed as furnishing a hermeneutical key that unlocks both the Bible and the door into other religions. Other advocates of IM are bare...

The Danger of Focusing Only on Unreached People Groups Part 3

The Danger of Focusing Only on Unreached People Groups Part 3

Our token missionary (or a model, not the model, but an excellent model) Let’s pause and take a moment to consider the church’s token missionary for all time, namely Paul, an apostle of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. He killed many of the first Christians and wrote...

Contextualizing the Gospel Without Compromise

Contextualizing the Gospel Without Compromise

At the Heart for Muslims Conference Saturday, Georges Houssney spoke on "Contextualizing the Gospel without Compromise." Watch his talk below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHd4t-uLPVo Interested in gaining more training to reach Muslims effectively with the gospel?...

Jesus in the Qur’an: ‘Word’ and ‘Spirit’?

Jesus in the Qur’an: ‘Word’ and ‘Spirit’?

Muslims and the gospel — a key question in considering how to share the gospel with Muslims is how the Quran and the Bible describe differently who Jesus is. This article, originally published by Biblical Missiology in 2017 will help you understand exactly that — who...

The Danger of Focusing Only on Unreached People Groups Part 3

The Danger of Focusing Only on Unreached People Groups Part 2

A perennial question in missions is how much investment should be made to bring the gospel to places it’s already been. It’s been a while since the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo and not so long since the summer games of Athens 2004, but what remains of them is...

The Danger of Focusing Only on Unreached People Groups Part 3

The Danger of Focusing Only on Unreached People Groups Part 1

No one has the right to hear the gospel twice, while there is someone who hasn’t heard it once- Oswald J. Smith Occasionally it hits me just how much that quote has shaped my life. For one, when I signed up to serve overseas after college, there were only three places...

Restoring the Gospel

Restoring the Gospel

Why the Journal of Biblical Missiology? In light of Biblical Missiology's new rebranding and site, we wanted to repost the very first article every published in 2009: "Restoring the Gospel" by Georges Houssney. Eleven years later, Georges' passion to restore biblical...

Is This What Victory Looks Like?

Is This What Victory Looks Like?

This article considers the momentous things God is doing in our generation. The Lord Jesus is calling many people from Muslim backgrounds into His Kingdom. This is God’s work, which has been strategized by the Holy Spirit. Many committed Christians in past generations...

Psst…”Did you hear what Jesus did?”

Psst…”Did you hear what Jesus did?”

Gossip as a means of mission When we think of the word 'gossip' we often think in negative terms of someone who has nothing better to do than to talk behind the backs of other people. A quick word study in the New Testament would largely confirm these sentiments with...

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