Strike The Match With J. D. Payne



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


  • 10 Most Downloaded Episodes

    30/03/2022 Duración: 34min

    This episode of Strike the Match concludes season 7. In this podcast, I take a journey down memory-lane. What are the 10 most downloaded episodes of Strike the Match over the years? Think you can guess which ones made the list? Listen in as I provide a top-ten countdown along with commentary on each episode. […]

  • George Robinson on Generational Disciple-Making

    11/03/2022 Duración: 32min

    How can ordinary followers of Jesus be transformed into extraordinary disciple makers? That is the topic of discussion on this episode of Strike the Match. George Robinson is my guest and serves as a professor of global disciple making at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He has recently published the book […]

  • Big Announcement-Top 10 Countries Listening-Personal Update

    19/02/2022 Duración: 34min

    I go solo on the mic in this episode and share the big announcement that Apostolic Imagination and Theology of Mission were recently published. Every book has a story, and you will hear why these were written. I address the general contents of the books and do a little reading from Apostolic Imagination. As you […]

  • Joe Handley and Polycentric Mission Leadership

    04/02/2022 Duración: 34min

    Polycentric – a word quickly growing in popularity in missiological circles. It describes the concept of having more than one center. When applied to leadership, it reflects a growing model in ministries and mission agencies. My guest on this episode, is Dr. Joe Handley. Joe is the president of Asian Access and Co-Catalyst for Leadership […]

  • Paul Lawler – Present and Future Realities for the United Methodist Church

    25/01/2022 Duración: 36min

    In a recent gathering of United Methodists, an African leader addressed his Western brothers and sisters when he said, “The gospel you brought to us one hundred years ago is not the same gospel you proclaim today.” The United Methodist Church is facing a denominational split that will affect global mission. In this episode, Paul […]

  • Craig Ott on Teaching and Learning Across Cultures

    22/10/2021 Duración: 33min

    Craig Ott is my guest in this episode. He is professor of mission and intercultural studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and author of a new book Teaching and Learning Across Cultures: A Guide to Theory and Practice. Craig is an expert in the field, and his book will become the definitive work on the […]

  • David Joannes on Gospel Privilege


    In this episode of Strike the Match, I have the honor of having a conversation with David Joannes about his latest book Gospel Privilege: The Unearned Advantage that’s Meant for Everyone. Privilege is a frequently used word, but seldom applied to gospel conversations. Though more people claim Christianity than any other world religion, the majority […]

  • Ted Esler and the Innovation Crisis


    If Jesus is building His Church and we are filled with a dynamic Spirit, then we should expect change. Also, we live in a world where change is constant. And with change, we encounter ministry barriers. It is here that leaders must lead with innovation. Throughout history, the Church has often innovated to overcome challenges […]

  • Peyton Jones and Church Plantology

    08/09/2021 Duración: 28min

    Peyton Jones is no stranger to the ministry of church planting. After two decades of such kingdom labors in Europe and the United States, his recent book addresses many of the elements involved in this Great Commission activity. In this episode, Jones and I discuss Church Plantology: The Art and Science of Planting Churches. In […]

  • Updates and US Census Data

    26/08/2021 Duración: 33min

    Season 7, episode 1 is now available! In this initial podcast of the season, I provide several updates since last season and share some important facts from the recently released US Census Data. Percentages and numbers represent individuals and communities. Behind the stats we find cultures and worldviews. While demographics are not the only thing […]

  • On Writing and Publishing – Part 2

    27/03/2021 Duración: 27min

    In this second episode of a two-part series, I continue to discuss the ministry of writing and publishing. I specifically address publishing books through traditional publishing houses, indie publishing, and partial-investment publishing. As a hybrid author, I have used each of these paradigms. They have unique strengths and limitations. Listen. Share. Discuss. Go!

  • On Writing and Publishing-Part 1

    26/03/2021 Duración: 26min

    Writing and publishing expands your influence in the present and extends your influence into a future (Lord willing) beyond yourself. In part one of this two-part podcast, I address my approach to the ministry of writing and publishing. I share my philosophy on writing and practical methods. Listen. Share. Discuss. Go!

  • Apostolic Imagination: 14 Suggestions for Pastors

    13/02/2021 Duración: 33min

    Elders are the most influential people when it comes to churches going to the nations. However, such pastors are busy and often so focused on established church ministry they do not take time to develop the needed apostolic imagination. In this episode, I share 14 thoughts to help church leaders develop an apostolic imagination for […]

  • Apostolic Imagination: Rethinking the West

    01/02/2021 Duración: 33min

    Lesslie Newbigin once stated, “there is no higher priority for the research work of missiologists than to ask the question of what would be involved in a genuinely missionary encounter between the gospel and this modern Western culture.” While Newbigin’s words and work led the Church to claim the “West is a mission field,” they […]

  • Apostolic Imagination: Rethinking Location

    17/12/2020 Duración: 34min

    The Church has been told to go into all the world and make disciples. The world is a big place. Where should she begin her apostolic work? How does the apostolic imagination relate to the Great Commission and geography? Most mission work occurs among reached people groups. But with 7000 unreached peoples in the world, […]

  • Apostolic Imagination: Rethinking Priority

    25/11/2020 Duración: 34min

    I return to the discussion of the apostolic imagination in this episode. The majority of evangelicals do not subscribe to an evangelistic priority when it comes to the Church’s missionary activity. The priority is no priority. This is a recent development in history. As twentieth century theologians returned to the Scriptures, the definition of mission […]

  • Lianna Davis on Writing with David Hesselgrave

    03/10/2020 Duración: 32min

    One of the most influential U. S. missiologists was David Hesselgrave. After serving in Japan for several years, he was a professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Some of his writings include Planting Churches Cross-Culturally, Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally, and Paradigms in Conflict. Hesselgrave passed away in 2018. Prior to his death, he and his granddaughter, […]

  • Apostolic Imagination – Apostles and Apostolic Function

    19/09/2020 Duración: 49min

    How many apostles are in the Bible? Twelve? Twelve plus Paul? More than that? What about Jesus “the apostle and high priest?” Did apostles cease to exist after the first century or remain today? In this episode, I continue with The Apostolic Imagination series addressing fixed and fluid categories of apostles found in the Scriptures. […]

  • Apostolic Imagination: Rethinking Language of Mission

    05/09/2020 Duración: 51min

    Mission language forms our ideas and actions. Talking about such language is not a waste of time. Uncertainty abounds when it comes to the language of mission. Definitions are found in the eye of the beholder. Missionary activity is defined as everything from church planting among an unreached people to putting a roof on a […]

  • Apostolic Imagination: Rethinking Missions

    21/08/2020 Duración: 40min

    With the publication of Transforming Mission (1991), David Bosch acknowledged the Church’s activity in mission has transitioned through several paradigms. His conclusion at the end of the twentieth century was the new paradigm had not arrived but was in the process of development. We are still in this liminal state. What is a possible way […]

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