Matt Rhodes

A Response to a Review of ‚No Shortcut to Success‘

By Matt Rhodes | 05.16.2023

We asked Matt Rhodes to respond to the International Mission Board’s critique of his book ‚No Shortcut to Success: A Manifesto for Modern Missions.‘

Why Missionaries Should Value Professionalism

By Matt Rhodes | 10.27.2022

Many of us fondly remember John Piper’s “Brothers, We Are Not Professionals”. But there’s another type of professionalism that is manifestly not what Piper intended to criticize. It is the day-to-day pursuit of excellence in ministry.

Book Review: Mission Affirmed, by Elliot Clark

Review by Matt Rhodes | 08.04.2022

If you’re trying to answer the question, „How can sending churches partner fruitfully with missionaries?“ then you might want to start by reading this book.

How Should Missionaries Relate to Local Churches Overseas?

By Matt Rhodes | 05.04.2022

Low ecclesiology can cause confusion about missionaries’ involvement in local churches where they serve. Should we attend? Should we be members? For many missionaries, the practical answers are “no” and “no.” 

Episode 204: On “No Shortcut to Success,” Part 2 (with Matt Rhodes)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Rhodes | 04.26.2022

Missionaries must be able to communicate clearly, credibly, and boldly—which means they must learn the heart language of the people they are ministering to. 

The Great Commission isn’t a Quick Fix

By Matt Rhodes | 02.08.2022

Matt Rhodes explains that modern missionaries’ emphasis on minimal training and quick conversions can result in slipshod evangelism that harms the communities they intend to help.

On „No Shortcut to Success,“ Part 1 (with Matt Rhodes) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 196

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Rhodes | 02.08.2022

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan and Mark chat with Matt Rhodes, the author of “No Shortcut to Success: A Manifesto for Modern Missions.”