Pioneers International has compiled a range of resources that we hope will help you as you think and pray through your role in cross-cultural mission. Our hope is that one of the videos, learning tools, websites or books below help on the journey of preparation for cross-cultural ministry.
Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to Himself. From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global Church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelisation are today. It isn’t a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.
Encountering the World of Islam (EWI) is both a book and a course.EWI helps Christians understand Islam and build positive relationships with Muslims. EWI looks at the whole global community of Muslims, most of whom live in South and Southeast Asia (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan) rather than in the Middle East, as is often supposed.
People Groups – You can search more than 11,000 people groups by name, country, religion, language or status of evangelisation. The information provided on each people group includes alternate names, country, primary language, religion and population. Visitors can download a list of all the world’s people groups, as well as tables and charts on the status of global evangelisation. You can even add information about pockets of unreached people groups they have discovered in their own cities.
Joshua Project seeks to answer the questions that result from the Great Commission’s call to make disciples among every nation or people group:
Who are the ethnic people groups of the world?
Which people groups still need an initial church planting movement in their midst?
What ministry resources are available to help outreach among the least-reached?
Global Mission Handbook by Hoke & Taylor. ISBN 978-08308-37175
Neighbouring Faiths by Winfried Corduan. ISBN 978-0830839704
What is Hinduism by Himalayan Academy Publishers. ISBN 978-1934145005
Death of a Guru by R.Maharaj and Dave Hunt. ISBN 978-0340862476
Sadhu Sundar Singh by P. Thompson. ISBN 978-1850780991
Your Questions Answered by E.M. Hicham. ISBN 978-0852346945
Encountering the World of Islam. Keith Swartley, editor. ISBN 978-0852346945
An Introduction to Buddhism (2nd edition) by Peter Harvey. ISBN 978-0521676748
Working in a Team
Dealing with People You Can’t Stand by Brinkman and Kirschner. ISBN 978-0071785723
Church Planting / Disciple-Making Movements
Miraculous Movements by Jerry Trousdale. ISBN 978-1418547288
A Discipleship Re-Revolution by Smith & Kai. ISBN 978-0974756219
Social Justice / Humanitarian Aid
When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself by Corbett and Fikkert. ISBN 978-0802409980
Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (and How to Reverse It) by Robert Lupton. ISBN 978-0062076212
Pioneers mobilises teams to glorify God among unreached people groups by initiating church-planting movements in partnership with local churches.