Strike The Match With J. D. Payne



Missiologically Thinking: Equipping the Church for the Multiplication of Disciples, Leaders, and Churches


  • John Ferch on Climate Change and Mission

    20/12/2019 Duración: 23min

    The topic of climate change makes the news everyday. Yet, few within the missions community are talking about this matter. John Ferch is an exception. I recently attended the annual Evangelical Missiological Society where I listened to John give a presentation on his experience in Alaska. He provided a fresh and unique perspective, one I […]

  • Craig Ott–The Church on Mission

    07/12/2019 Duración: 26min

    Craig Ott is my guest on this episode of Strike the Match. Craig is a professor of Mission and Intercultural Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. We talk about ecclesiology and missiology as we focus on Craig’s book The Church on Mission: A Biblical Vision for Transformation among All People. The Church is central to […]

  • Understanding the Muslim Mosaic, Gene Daniels and Warrick Farah

    23/11/2019 Duración: 24min

    Gene Daniels and Warrick Farah are my guests on this episode of the podcast. Many of us are familiar with the Five Pillars of Islam and the faith’s generalities learned in our comparative religion classes. However, our world is comprised of a Muslim mosaic not a monolithic Islam. My guests and I talk about understanding […]

  • Gregory Cochran, Persecution in the Bible and around the World

    03/11/2019 Duración: 28min

    The first Sunday in November marks the Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. On this special episode of Strike the Match, Dr. Gregory Cochran is my guest. Greg is a professor of theology at California Baptist University and author of Christians in the Crosshairs: Persecution in the Bible and around the World. We discuss […]

  • Jon Hirst – Reflections on Innovation and Mission

    02/11/2019 Duración: 26min

    The gospel has often advanced on the wings of Kingdom innovation. While the Church is not in the business of getting a better product to market faster than the competitor down-the-street, Spirit-led innovation is a divine blessing and necessity in a radically changing world. Jon Hirst, Director of Program Innovation at SIL International, is my […]

  • Nik Ripken on Learning from Believers in Persecution

    19/10/2019 Duración: 24min

    My guest in this episode is Nik Ripken, missionary, author, and founder of Nik Ripken Ministries. Ripken is one of the world’s leading experts on the topic of Christian persecution and missions. His travels have taken him to 72 countries where he has interviewed over 600 believers living in persecution. His writings include The Insanity […]

  • David Parks on Mission and the Pornification of Societies

    05/10/2019 Duración: 30min

    Conversations about sexual immorality and pornography are often challenging to have within the Church’s fellowship. My guest in this episode is Dr. David Parks, Director of the Global Center at Beeson Divinity School. We address the impact of the pornification of societies on the Church and Her mission. Why is this a missiological matter? Why […]

  • Winfield Bevins and Marks of a Movement

    21/09/2019 Duración: 26min

    Winfield Bevins is my guest on this episode of Strike the Match. Dr. Bevins is Director of the Asbury Seminary Church Planting Initiative. We discuss his latest book Marks of a Movement: What the Church Today can Learn from the Wesleyan Revival. You may find Dr. Bevins on-line at, @winfieldbevins, Facebook, and Instagram. The […]

  • Season 5 – Strike the Match!

    05/09/2019 Duración: 23min

    Season 5 has finally arrived! It is going to be a great one concerning missions, innovation, and Kingdom leadership! What have I been doing since Season 4? Here you go. Join me as I share about the stewardship of pilot initiatives, YouTube, mission and innovation, my next two books with Lexham Press and Baker Academic, […]

  • Steve Addison on the Rise and Fall of Movements

    07/03/2019 Duración: 31min

    Steve Addison is my guest in this final episode of season 4. Whether the conversation is about disciple making movements or church planting/multiplication movements, missionary conversations often revolve around the topic of movements. Steve is an expert on this topic. And we need to hear from him. Steve is the author of three books on […]

  • Chris Carr, Reaching the Unreached in Canada

    23/02/2019 Duración: 25min

    Canada is home to the 6th largest number of unreached people groups in the world. Global Gates is one organization that is passionate about reaching such groups that have migrated to places such as North America. In this episode, Chris Carr, director of Global Gates Canada, is my guest. We talk about the amazing ethnic […]

  • Tate Cockrell, Responding to Sexual Abuse on the Field

    12/02/2019 Duración: 30min

    Last week, two U. S. news stories broke on sexual abuse: one addressing the sexual abuse of children connected to New Tribes Mission (Ethnos360) and one addressing sexual abuse of 700 people at the hands of Southern Baptist church leaders. In this special episode of Strike the Match, Dr. Tate Cockrell is my guest. We […]

  • Byron Spradlin, Artistry and Kingdom Advancement

    07/02/2019 Duración: 27min

    The Church often overlooks the role of artistic expression in Kingdom advancement while limiting such expressions to worship music. However, artists are a powerhouse of Great Commission potential. In this episode, Dr. Byron Spradlin is my guest. Byron is the president of Artists in Christian Testimony International. You need to be familiar with this unique […]

  • Steve Leston and To Every Tribe

    28/01/2019 Duración: 29min

    Dr. Steve Leston is my guest in this episode of Strike the Match. Steve is the president and CEO of To Every Tribe. We discuss the importance of multiplying leaders and training church planters. Steve shares about To Every Tribe and their unique training approach that includes “The Eight Phases of Pioneer Church Planting.” Be […]

  • Steven Rutt on Roland Allen’s Life and Work

    16/12/2018 Duración: 34min

    Dr. Steven Rutt has written the definitive works on Roland Allen. And both of these books were published in 2018. Roland Allen: A Missionary Life is an outstanding biography on the man behind such books as Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours? and The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church. And Roland Allen: A Theology of […]

  • Death of Missionary John Chau: The Other Side of the Story

    30/11/2018 Duración: 23min

    For the past week, international news has covered the death of U.S., missionary John Allen Chau. Sometime between November 16 and November 18, Chau was killed by the North Sentinelese on the isolated North Sentinel Island in the Indian Ocean. He was there to share the gospel with this unengaged-unreached people group. Media sources and […]

  • Scott James, MD on Public Health and Going to Isolated People Groups

    28/11/2018 Duración: 30min

    Does the Church threaten the health of isolated people groups when she goes into all the world? Last week, the public became aware of the death of U.S. missionary, John Allen Chau on the North Sentinel Island. His encounter with the North Sentinelese caused many people to voice concerns about the dangers of an outsider engaging an […]

  • Remembering Charles Brock

    21/11/2018 Duración: 28min

    We stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us. We all have our influences. For me, that person was Charles Brock. On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Charles passed away. The obituary may be found HERE. I was introduced to Charles and his missiology and thoughts on church planting in June 1996. During […]

  • Matthew Soerens on Refugees and Immigration Today

    21/10/2018 Duración: 32min

    The 20th century was called the Age of the Refugee due to the numbers of forcibly displaced people. Presently, 69 million individuals have been forcibly displaced from their homes. Twenty-five million of these are categorized as refugees. Matthew Soerens, U. S. Director of Church Mobilization with World Relief, is my guest on this episode. Matthew […]

  • Scott Guffin on New Christian Min Program, Samford University

    01/10/2018 Duración: 34min

    Samford University launched a new undergraduate degree and program this fall. Dr. Scott Guffin is now the Executive Director of the Christian Ministry Program and my guest on this episode. We discuss this new program and its 5 Key Distinctives: 1) Biblically Grounded; 2) Theologically Evangelical; 3) Missionally Focused; 4) Baptist Connected; and Academically Rigorous. […]

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