Monthly Archives: January 2015

Unreached is not Unevangelized is not Unengaged

This post covers this concept and may be updated from time to time to improve it for clarity and answer questions. We use terms to quantify the “remaining task” – words like “unreached,” “unevangelized,” “unengaged,” and “least-reached.” Often we use … Continue reading

Sustainable Closure

“Closure” is the missiological technical term for “finishing the task.” “Closure” can mean different things to different people, since the “finish line” is often defined differently. Some examples: everyone has access to the Gospel, even if they haven’t specifically heard … Continue reading

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Part of the challenge when talking about, thinking about, describing and measuring church planting movements (also called disciple making movements, CPMs/DMMs), is defining them. Many different definitions are floating around. When most practitioners speak of “movements,” they do not mean “we added … Continue reading

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If 100% of your target area is reached (unless your target area is VERY small): They can’t all go to your small group. They can’t all go to your church. They can’t all go to your Sunday School. They can’t … Continue reading

The cost of holding on

This thought originated from Heidi Long: In order to hold on to your “what ifs” you have to not to do anything about them. What if I did _x_ and succeeded beyond my wildest dreams? Sometimes, it can “feel” better … Continue reading


Sometimes I hear people some variation of, “Let’s make God famous here.” And I have to wonder: what kind of famous? Golden Globes famous? Oscars famous? Michael Jackson famous? Bono famous? Pope famous? Fame is fleeting, we tell our children. … Continue reading


There are three factors that have been used to describe the status of a people group: unevangelized, variations of “unreached”, and unengaged. Unengaged is the newest. It means that a people group has a team of people engaging it with … Continue reading

70% solutions: world-changing, but probably costly

In the book “Corps Business,” the author describes how the Marine Corps look for “70% solutions” – e.g. solutions solving 70% of any given problem. Having started at that baseline (which is similar in approach to the idea of the Minimum Viable Product), one … Continue reading

The need for margin

Do you have enough margin in your work? I have several projects that are presently on tight deadlines. Unfortunately, I did not put in enough margin on a few of them. A small delay in one meant I didn’t get … Continue reading