Why minister to Chinese people in our local communities? In these seven short videos, pastor and theologian J.D. Payne talks about the shifts taking place in missions and why, in an increasingly global world, local missions is growing in importance.


Hospitality: Our Missions Identity

“Is hospitality a gift or our duty from God? Should churches welcome outsiders as a ministry pursuit or as a mandate to obey? Is making room for foreigners in our busy lives God’s command or God’s promise?”


In the Name of God’s Foreigner

“How does God’s word tell us to respond to the increase of international students within our boarders? What do the scriptures say? In Deuteronomy 10:19, God commanded Israel, “Love the sojourner [the resident foreigner] therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.”