Tag: Church Planting

Imagine this . . . You go to a global mission training hoping to learn all you can and the trainer hands you the Book of Acts and then dismisses you, saying, “Here is your manual. Read it. Pray it. Fo …

We all hear or use phrases like these: Just be yourself. Embrace who you are. Own your story. Let me be me. I am free to be me. This way of thinking is popular in American culture today. We allow grea …

By Jean Johnson, Director of Five Stones Global The Lausanne Movement describes integral mission as a style of mission that recognizes “no biblical dichotomy between evangelistic and social responsibi …

My dog howled every time I hit a certain note on my bamboo flute. He would lift up his head and cry as if he were calling upon a sweetheart in another village. I am not musically inclined in any form …

The 80/20 Mission Principle: Introduction   Written by Sairengpuia Sailo When in Cambodia, I (Jean Johnson) had the opportunity to meet and interact with Sairengpuia Sailo. He was a missionary se …

By Jean Johnson Are you a ‘food truck’ disciple-maker or a ‘restaurant’ disciple-maker? In Part 3 of this ReJesus Missions Series: Jesus’ 8-Fold Pattern of Orthopraxy, we left off with this question:

By Jean Johnson Was Jesus’ primary invitation to the rich young ruler about giving everything to the poor or about inviting him to become poor for a purpose?

By Jean Johnson Re-Jesus Missions Series Part 3: Jesus’ 8-Fold Pattern of Orthopraxy In Part 2 of this blog series How Does Jesus’ Synagogue and Mountainside Talk Affect Missions?, we left off with th …

By Jean Johnson There seems to be a discrepancy between how Jesus prepared His disciples for missions and the way the West prepares modern day disciples for missions.

By Jean Johnson It seems like on some subconscious level . . . We doubt Jesus is enough based on His own merit . . . It’s like we need to win people to something else to win them to Jesus.

By Jean Johnson DAY 1 affects DAY 100* I can’t understand why Sopheap decided to revert back to Buddhism after seemingly becoming a devoted Christ follower.

This table below is adapted from Glenn Penner by Ronnie & Wouter in their article “Dependency.” A Healthy Church Is: 1. Self-imaged Views itself as the Body of Christ in its local situation, indep …