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Bradley R. Bell

My name is Bradley Bell and over the past twenty years I have served as a missionary, missions pastor, and lead pastor, all while contending with the brokenness of trauma, depression, and anxiety. I now serve as the Executive Director of Upstream Equipping and Books. Louisville, Kentucky is where I currently call home, along with my wife, Katie, and daughters Elisabeth, Charlotte, Anneliese, and Madeleine. 

"Broken Missiology" is the compilation of my writing and speaking, which mostly focuses on the intersection of spiritual formation and global missions. "Broken" is a play on the word that refers both to missiology that needs to be repaired and also to approaching missiology in a posture of renewal. Read more here...


In order to biblically clarify the nature of a sending church, this book unpacks the following definition one word at a time:


A Sending Church is a local community of Christ-followers who have made a covenant together to be prayerful, deliberate, and proactive in developing, commissioning, and sending their own members both locally and globally, often in partnership with other churches or agencies, and continuing to encourage, support, and advocate for them while making disciples cross-culturally, and upon their return.


Lent is the forty days that Christians have historically set aside to prepare for Easter through repentance and renewal. This devotional was written to help the local church experience this special season with even greater significance by remembering God’s global purpose for Easter, and being sent into Pentecost with the same passion of the early church. It follows a simple liturgical pattern: a Scripture reading, a brief reflection, a prayer, and—on Fridays—a guide for fasting.  

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