J.D. Payne serves as a professor of Christian Ministry at Samford University. Prior to this, he was the pastor for church multiplication with The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL. Before that, he served with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and as an Associate Professor of Church Planting and Evangelism at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also directed the Center for North American Missions and Church Planting.
Nearly 50 years ago the global missions community embraced a refined vision of the mission task – reach all people groups, not just all countries.
When immigrants began streaming north into the United States last year, Calvary Baptist Church of McAllen, TX, and e3 Partners joined forces to meet both physical and spiritual needs.
How do we help believers live as effective, mission-focused disciples in all areas of their life?
Pastor PK* and others connected through GACX India recently trained people – called catalysts – to go plant house churches. They were sent to villages in central India where there is no obvious presence of Christ.
The words “One Team, One Dream” resonated in the hearts and minds of over 2100 people from 104 countries who participated in GACX Forum 2021, September 28-30.
GACX’s vision is to see a living, vital church of Jesus Christ established among every 1000 people everywhere.
When tragedy brought intense scrutiny to her organization, Mary Ho experienced the open-handed support from others in the Body of Christ.