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R Mitchell smallHi! I’m Russ Mitchell, and I find my true identity as a follower of Jesus Christ. Following Him has taken me places of which I never dreamed! Over the last 30 years I’ve served Him as a teacher, administrator, pastor, missionary, researcher, college professor and writer, living 20 years overseas in the Dominican Republic and Romania. My greatest passion is to see the Church of Jesus Christ mobilized to declare God’s Glory among the nations.

Presently I serve as Assistant Director of Research for One Challenge  Several of my projects involve gathering and analyzing information related to fulfilling the Great Commission, and developing our field missionary research site at and training.

My Partnerships

An important part of obeying Jesus’ Great Commission is partnering with others. Currently I am collaborating with:

Recent Posts

What is the Remaining Mission Task?

What is the remaining mission task? Rebecca Lewis, daughter of Ralph Winter, released an amazing video that describes the remaining mission task in just six minutes. Click here to see this amazing video.
One of my team mates worked for nearly a year to compile the data supporting the graphs in this video. An article in the International Journal of Foreign Mission, “Clarifying the Remaining Task,” explains the new pie chart in detail and provides all the data. Click here to read the IJFM article.
Lewis’ statement, “Out of 30 missionaries sent, roughly ONE goes to the unreached and frontier people groups,” challenges us to consider our deployment of mission workers and to pray fervently that “the Lord of the Harvest to send out laborers into His harvest field” (Luke 10:2).

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