A Bible and a Passport: Obeying the Call to Make Disciples in Every Nation
This book presents scores of examples from Every Nation missionaries to illustrate the essential principles of the organization’s distinct global mission.
A decade before Every Nation Churches & Ministries was established in 1994, the seeds of a global church-planting movement were growing among some of its founders. Other leaders who had embraced that same mission began joining together, dedicating their lives and ministries to making disciples among college students and in major cities—training them as leaders and sending them out to plant churches in every nation. As of 2019, Every Nation has churches and campus ministries in eighty of the 195 nations of the world.
This book presents scores of examples from Every Nation missionaries to illustrate the essential principles of the organization’s distinct global mission. It also has a discussion guide which can help pastors, missionaries, and church leaders apply these principles. Though it’s impossible in a couple of hundred pages to capture all the stories of our missionaries today, A Bible and A Passport shows how Every Nation as a movement is obeying God’s call to make disciples in every nation.
Pastor Jun has written a marvelous missions book! Here you will find the essential missiology of Every Nation as it has developed over the past twenty-five years. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in how missions movements begin, grow, and flourish!
Dr. Larry W. Caldwell
Academic Dean and Professor of Missions, Sioux Falls Seminary
This volume of Jun Escosar digs deeper into the mission, values, and characteristics of a young Christian movement. After reading through these pages, one finds that serving cross-culturally could be hazardous and yet fulfilling when the work is done in the wisdom, strength, and provision of the Holy Spirit. The leaders have concluded that the secret to their success is not the uniqueness of their strategy or methodology. Rather, the secret to their power is their compassion for the lost. Indeed, God can use any method out there, as long as love and commitment to the lost is modeled after Christ.
Dr. Miguel Alvarez
Professor of Theology and Mission, Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries
The nature and acts of God in Scripture can be summed up essentially in two ways: God is a missional and relational God. Dr. Jun Escosar captures these two facets of the Father’s heart, the missional mandate to make disciples, and a great compassion for the lost. The Lord’s desire is that none should perish but for everyone to come to a saving knowledge of the truth. Pastor Jun imparts both the missional passion to proclaim the gospel in every nation as well as the love of Christ that compels us to be ministers of reconciliation.
Bishop Manny Carlos
Chairman, Victory Philippines
Jun Escosar has ministered to leaders in over forty-five nations, and he currently serves as president for Every Nation Seminary. He holds a doctorate of missiology from the Asia Graduate School of Theology. Jun lives in Manila, Philippines, with his wife, Gigi. They have two children, Rachel and John Daniel.
Walter Walker refers to himself as a “former campus minister, amateur theologian, and professional storyteller.” He has collaborated on numerous books on ministry and missions, including six for Every Nation Churches & Ministries. Walter lives with his wife, Linda, in Franklin, Tennessee.