For the Truth.
For the Church.
For the World.
For the Glory of God.

David Sills

5 reasons you should read missionary biographies

Listen to their counsel, because “being dead they still speak” and teach us today.

Be careful of missionary patriotism

I love our country and respect our flag, and I also love the freedoms that are ours in the USA. I was raised to honor those who serve us and protect our freedoms, and I taught my kids to do the same.

How technology has changed missions

We live in a technological age that is rapidly changing how we do business, banking, education, and on and on. Certainly there are disadvantages of being constantly in touch with everyone who demands our time and attention, and the anxiety caused by information overload is evident in the harried, hurried lives we live. Only the…

The mission is not complete when a people group is reached

Jesus gave the Great Commission to his church almost 2,000 years ago. He clearly instructed us to make disciples in every people group, to baptize them, and to teach them to obey everything he has commanded. After all these years, more than half of the world’s people groups remain unreached, representing more than one-third of…

Preparing Missionaries for Global Challenges

Sills discusses the church’s unchanging mission.

8 essential components for discerning God’s will

I know that some people maintain that God doesn’t have a will for our lives beyond our sanctification, but He does. No, we cannot sit down and pray to know it until He reveals a fully developed life plan, but He has put us in the places we are, the times in which we live,…

10 reasons you cannot be a missionary

  I travel and speak in a lot of churches, conferences, and countries, preaching and teaching about missions or taking teams on mission trips. I lead orientation for mission agencies and serve on their boards. In the process of all of this I talk to a lot of people who are passionate about missions. Some…

A world in ruin needs your aid’: Why wait?

  “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the…

Alumni Academy: Missions Field Guide – “What is Culture and Why Does it Matter?”

Alumni Academy: Missions Field Guide – “What is the Missionary Call?”

Missions for a post 9/11 world

  Southern Seminary missions professors M. David Sills and Jeff Walters discuss their new book, Introduction to Global Missions, with Southern Seminary Magazine contributor Aaron Cline Hanbury.   ACH: What makes Introduction to Global Missions different from other introductions? MDS: The world is changing with increasing velocity, and global dynamics such as globalization, urbanization and diaspora migration patterns are forcing constant re-evaluation of how ministry is done.…

The balance of search and harvest

  [tweetable]The tragedy of those who depart this life without hope in Christ is a horror beyond description.[/tweetable] Indeed, their eternal condition is an unending nightmare of despair and torment, made worse by the knowledge that it did not have to be. God has commanded everyone everywhere to repent and believe the good news. He…

God’s Providence in the Steps of Life

David Sills never thought he would minister to indigenous people in Ecuador. He wanted to go to law school. But God’s providence led him in another direction. Sills grew up in a family that faithfully attended a Southern Baptist church. As a child, Sills asked his mom how a person is baptized, which led to…