Stop Trusting Methodologies, Start Preaching the Gospel


What piece of advice would Mack Stiles, a pastor in the Middle East, give to missionaries?

“Stop being so tied to missiological programs and contextualization theories—and start preaching the gospel and loving the church.”

J. Mack Stiles

Mack is the director of Messenger Ministries Inc., a think tank working to develop healthy missions. He and his wife, Leeann, have traveled and lived many places before landing in Erbil, Iraq, in July 2017, including 15 years in Dubai, UAE. Up until recently, he was the pastor of Erbil International Baptist Church. Mack resides in Louisville and is a member of Third Avenue Baptist Church.

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