Why Missions Needs Missionaries | Influence Podcast


This past summer, thousands of Assemblies of God churchgoers went on short-term missions trips. These trips often do much good. They certainly change the people who go on them for the better. But is it a good idea to shift a church’s missions strategy to short-term missions? Similarly, churches are increasingly supporting “social justice” causes such as anti-human trafficking initiatives and water well drilling as an important part of missions. Granted, these are great causes, but are they missions? In today’s episode of the Influence Podcast, I talk with with Doug Clay and Greg Mundis about what missions is and why missions … Continue reading Why Missions Needs Missionaries | Influence Podcast

What’s Driving Christianity’s Global Growth? | Influence Podcast


In this episode, I talk to Brian Stiller about five drivers behind Christianity’s explosive growth worldwide. Stiller is a global ambassador for the World Evangelical Alliance, an ordained minister in the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, and author of From Jerusalem to Timbuktu: A World Tour of the Spread of Christianity, recently published by IVP Books. To learn more about Brian Stiller, visit BrianStiller.com. Episode Notes 00:00 Introduction of podcast 00:45 TruFire Sunday school curriculum sponsor ad 01:08 Introduction of Brian Stiller 01:18 What From Jerusalem to Timbuktu is about 03:30 Evangelicalism’s explosive growth over the last century 05:46 An overview of the five drivers behind … Continue reading What’s Driving Christianity’s Global Growth? | Influence Podcast