Author Archives: John Lambert


John is an Activist, Speaker, and Consultant with the US Center for World Mission @uscwm. He writes and speaks on insights related to global missions, culture, movements, and the Christian life. You can connect with him on Google +

Missions Work and Market Forces

There are important things that I can focus on as a missionary living by the support of others that I could never do if I was doing the same work, but subject to “market forces.”   Meaning I am able to do work that may not have an immediate return right away, but is still […]

Francis Chan Message At IHOPKC OneThing 2013 3

On December 30th, 2013 Francis Chan addresses a crowd of over 30,000 people at the International House of Prayer’s annual OneThing Conference.  There has been controversy in some camps as to his decision to join the event and speak.  I want to break down the message that he shared. This will be a longer post, […]

Francis Chan & Mike Bickle at OneThing2013

500 Prayer and Mission Leaders Gathered for the OneThing Leadership Summit.

Historic 1st Annual OneThing Leadership Summit: Prayer and Mission

The International House of Prayer held its first annual OneThing Leadership Summit.  This by invitation only gathering of 500 prayer and mission leaders was an unprecedented meeting and the beginning of a new conversation and collaboration between the prayer and frontier missions movement.  I was honored to represent the U.S. Center for World Mission. The […]

Francis Chan Speaks At IHOPKC 2013 One Thing Conference 2

Francis Chan has become a well loved American Pastor, speaker, and author.  He was a keynote speaker at this year’s International House of Prayer sponsored “One Thing 2013” conference where he said publically that he “loves Mike Bickle.” Chan also delivered a strong Gospel centered message to the over 30,000 in attendance that was well […]

Photo Credit: Joshua Carvalho

Authentic Fire by Michael L. Brown

I recently finished reading Authentic Fire by Dr. Michael L. Brown.  Brown’s book is a response to John MacArthur’s conference and book Strange Fire.  Although I wouldn’t classify myself as a classic Pentecostal or Charismatic, I do believe the gifts of the Spirit are for today and are essential to fully equipping believers for the mission […]

Authentic Fire


What Do Christians Do, Really?

Well, I know everyone can have a different opinion and answer to this question.

There can be both positive and negative responses based on a person’s experience.

But I like what Samuel Rodriguez had to say about who we should be as Christians, disciples of Jesus Christ.

Check out this short message then leave your thoughts in the comments.

I shot this clip at the 23rd World Pentecostal Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Mechanism of Global Mission

What is the mechanism of global mission?  Is it the local church or apostolic bands?   One of the definitions of the word “band” is “a group of people who have a common interest or purpose.”  ”Apostolic” has to do with “a vigorous and pioneering advocate or supporter of a particular policy, idea, or cause.” […]


He is no fool to give what he cannot keep in order to gain what he cannot lose.- Jim Elliot

My Testimony and Calling Into Missions

I thought I would take a post and share with you a little of my story of how God called me into missions and my personal journey.  Below is a summary of how God worked in my life to get the frontier missions vision into my heart.  Now every day I get to live it, […]


Mei's story is an amazing case study at how Jesus is working to bring unreached peoples to Himself.

Amazing Testimony: Chinese Lady Rescued, Saved, & Commissioned

I am so excited to release this video testimony today. It is the testimony of my new friend, Mei, who I met just a few months ago when she was with us at the U.S. Center for World Mission.

I was so amazed by her miraculous testimony that I pursued her to share it again at the Ekballo House of Prayer here on our campus.

This video is only the second time that she has formally shared her story with a group.  Even more amazing is that she was not released by the Lord to share it until now.

The connection to Los Angeles, the Asian community, and what we have been sensing the Lord wants to do through the prayer and frontier missions movement all converge in this one amazing story.

It is just under an hour in length, but truly amazing and well worth the time. After you watch it and if you agree, please share it with your social networks with a little explanation of why you loved it.

Our Jesus is passionately pursuing the lost and he has invited us to join Him in bringing the nations into loving and intimate relationship with him and effective service in this Kingdom. Mei is now serving African Enterprise and the indigenous African missions movement.

Pentecostal World Conference: Day Two Notes

Below are my notes from the Pentecostal World Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 8-27-13. First up is… Samuel Rodriguez Current President of The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (Hispanic Evangelical Association), America’s largest Hispanic Christian Organization with 40,118 member churches. He is a dynamic speaker and leader.  He spoke so quickly I could […]

Samuel Rodriguez and me at the Pentecostal World Conference in KL, Malaysia.

Pastor Prince Guneratam of Calvary Church Malaysia

Pentecostal World Conference: Day One Notes 1

Below are my notes from the Pentecostal World Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 8-27-13. First up is… Rev. Dr. “Tan Sri” Prince Gunaratnam Chairman of Pentecostal World Fellowship since 2010.  He is the Senior Pastor of the Calvary Christian Church and Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Topic: We are in a Kairos moment. […]

Pentecostal World Conference: Mission Track 2

Below are my thoughts and observations from the second Missions track of the Pentecostal World Conference held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. First up on day two of the missions track: Samuel Cheng and Ladan Nouri Elam Ministries- “Strengthening an expanding the church in Iran and beyond.”  Next year, 2014, Elam will celebrate 25 years. Topic: Case Study […]

Ladan, imprisoned in solitary confinement for her faith.