Mission Conversations

The mission advance occurring throughout the world is bigger than any single organization, denomination or movement. That’s what makes it so exciting to behold! At India Gospel League (IGL) we define this as a “wave” – the third wave, in fact, in the recent history of missions. Years ago, faithful believers gathered their resources to [. . .]

Riding the Third Wave

July 1st, 2016 by | | Posted in Mission Conversations

Have you ever heard of the Third Wave? I like describing our work with that term, because it really has been the key to the growth of the churches in South Asia. Here is what I mean when discussing “waves” of mission activity: Wave 1: Cross-cultural or foreign mission efforts introduce people to the gospel. [. . .]

“Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted…” 2 Timothy 3:12 Was there a time in your life when you halfheartedly followed the Lord? Perhaps just going through the motions, but not fully committed to him? Have you noticed that it is during those times you seldom receive [. . .]

Are we prepared to say with Paul, “I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision”? Paul stated in his defense to King Agrippa that he “declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing [. . .]

Are Christians Strange?

October 16th, 2015 by | | Posted in Mission Conversations

Has a friend or family member teased you about the Christian songs you sing or about how you pray? Sometimes our culture thinks those who follow Jesus are strange. Believers praying together, singing worship songs together and even living a moral lifestyle based on Christian values can seem funny, strange or even pitiful to some. [. . .]

Kids value what their parents teach them to value.  In my house, I want that value to be the Great Commission, flowing out of a commitment to the Great Commandment.  In fact, I tell my kids that the purpose of our lives together is to love God, serve people and reach the world. That commitment [. . .]

It Just Works!

February 4th, 2014 by | | Posted in Mission Conversations

Introduction: The news below was taken from a recent blog post from Austin Ridge Bible Church.  One of the reasons we are so attracted to IGL as an organization is their leadership and vision for reaching this country for Christ. IGL set out in 1992 to plant 1000 churches by the year 2000. The Lord had other plans however [. . .]

“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:6-7) The Lord searches far and wide to find a heart that [. . .]

How does a rural Indian church compare to the church you attend? WORSHIP: Acoustic drumbeats, fast clapping (everyone clapping), lots of hand-waving and smiling, even a bit of dancing; children standing up to read Scripture aloud, passionate prayers all at one time, and an air of festivity and celebration filling the building. Often without electricity.

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  Hindus make up some 13% of the world’s population, although the number is much larger when one accounts for all those who adhere to Hindu philosophy (New Age practices, etc.). Of course, in South Asia, the vast majority of the population is Hindu. The religion began in 1500 B.C. as ritualistic polytheism practiced in [. . .]