Staying on the Line

Church Leadership Training We now have two weekly church leadership training courses with a total of 10 participants representing 4 different churches. The classes are deliberately kept small (ideally 4-5 men) to facilitate relational discipleship, open, transparent discussion, and more personalized training. The current focus of our studies is “Correctly Handling the Word of Truth” (2 Tim. 2:15). My burden is to teach these men how to interpret, expound, and apply God’s word to their own lives and the lives of those to whom they minister. Using an inductive Bible study approach, we work our way through different books of [...]

Exciting Changes in Our Ministry (Part 2)

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New Mission Organization The last few months as we considered our change in ministry focus, we have sensed the need to be part of a mission organization with experience and expertise in this kind of ministry. Because the focus of To Every Tribe is on pioneer church planting rather than leadership training, we have decided to transition from To Every Tribe to a partner organization, Reaching & Teaching International Ministries. Reaching & Teaching (R&T) is an international training ministry dedicated to training indigenous pastors throughout Latin America. Our family’s relationship with R&T goes back several years. We became familiar with [...]

Exciting Changes in Our Ministry (Part 1)

AJ teaching Biblical Theology in Tlalixtac, Oaxaca

This past year, and especially the past few months we’ve sensed a growing burden to be involved in training national—and especially indigenous—church leaders. As you may know, we first moved to Mexico in 2004 to pursue a ministry of training national pastors.  My passion to train pastors in Mexico goes back to my early years in college and even my childhood. I grew up in a missionary family, and my dad was very involved in training nationals. In college God impressed upon me the incredible need to follow the Bible’s pattern in [...]


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