Service in global missions and service to the local church aren’t opposed to each other—or at least they shouldn’t be.
What can we learn from Samuel Crowther, the Anglican Church’s first African bishop?
In this 9Marks interview, missions pastor Andy Johnson sits down with two international Christians—”Arnold” and “Vincent”—to discuss the role the Western church plays in the growth of Christianity abroad, particularly in the Muslim world and China.
After near extermination under Communism, the church in Albania has grown in numbers and maturity. Albanian Christians are growing in applying to gospel to all of life, even as they work to grow in ownership of their churches.
Gospel unity and clarity is slowly growing in Australian churches, though confusion on the church and her mission persist.
The availability of good Christian literature has pushed Brazil into a modern Reformation.
Despite the proliferation of the prosperity gospel, churches in Cameroon are blessed with an evangelistic fervor and missionary zeal.
For many churches in China the idea of being healthy is a luxury. Yet in recent years there is a growing trend of pursuing not only the survival, but the health of churches.
Churches in Israel are growing in evangelistic confidence and doctrinal care, even as they wrestle with the cost of being identified with Gentile believers.
Before churches in northern Pakistan can thrive, they must have a clear understanding of conversion.
Though they may never receive the fame of an Adoniram Judson, faithful workers across Myanmar are quietly laboring to build up the church.
Despite over a thousand years of Roman Catholic influence, the true gospel is being proclaimed in Poland. Churches are being transformed by faithful preaching of God’s Word, and eager for access to more biblical resources.
Singapore has been blessed by many gospel-preaching churches. Pray that they would not lose the centrality of the gospel, and would be used to build healthy churches in Asia and beyond.
Despite unhelpful Western influences, over-spiritualized leadership, and even a struggling economy, the Lord is establishing his kingdom in South Africa through churches feasting on his Word.
The greatest blessing of the Korean church is also its greatest challenge: numerical success.