Dallas Fort Worth, Texas


October 7, 2014

Summit Replay

Intro & Biblical Framework

Element Scripture

Element Disciple Makers to UUPGs

Element Church Planting

Panel & Resources

Element Evangelism

Element Orality

Element Compassion




The Issachar Initiative exists to serve the body of Christ by bringing vision and focus so its resources are strategically directed toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission. To become a trusted source of information influencing ministry activities and financial investments toward the least-reached people of the world helping to fulfill the missional aspect of the Great Commission.
Every Christian leader should be able to summarize in a few sentences what the global Church is attempting to do to fulfill the Great Commission in obedience to Scripture. Issachar Summits are designed to challenge Ministry Leaders to send more workers to the least reached parts of the world and to challenge Marketplace Leaders to increase their giving to these same areas.
Together we will raise up an army of men and women of Issachar for our generation, who understand the times and know from Scripture what the Church should do. Issachar Summits  are designed to educate, inspire and equip marketplace and ministry leaders to use their influence, their expertise and their resources to help Extend the Reach of the Church!


  • Mark AndersonMark AndersonGlobal Leadership ForumYouth with a Mission (YWAM)
  • Greg BuckinghamPresidentDress for Success Cleaners
  • Samuel ChiangExecutive DirectorInternational Orality Network
  • Doug CobbVenture Capitalist and AuthorLotus 1-2-3
  • ccci08_campuscrusadeforchriststevedouglass_pressSteve DouglassPresidentCampus Crusade for Christ International & Cru
  • Paul EshlemanDirectorFinishing the Task
  • DavidGarrisonDavid GarrisonGlobal Strategist International Mission Board
  • davidthompsonDavid ThompsonDirector InternationalOCC, Samaritan's Purse
  • Sister KatiaTV Host
  • Pat MurdockExecutive DirectorIssachar Initiative
  • Jim Wert PictureJim WertManaging PartnerWert & Associates
  • Roy PetersonPresidentAmerican Bible Society
  • t-peterson-2012Todd PetersonPresident & CEOThe Seed Company
  • Bob ShankFounderThe Master's Program and The Barnabas Group
  • Bekele ShankoChairmanGlobal Alliance for Church Multiplication (GACX)
  • Brian SmithManaging DirectorS3 Ventures
  • david-wills-150David WillsPresidentNational Christian Foundation
  • Walt WilsonPresidentGlobal Media Outreach
  • Bill WolfeDirector of PartnershipsThe JESUS Film Project
  • Todd and Angela MoorePhysicians

Summit Agenda

Continental breakfast provided at 7:30 AM.

Summit begins at 8:30 AM.

I. Introduction & Overview Bob Shank - 8:30 am CT
A. Becoming Men & Women of Issachar
B. Paradigms of Networking and Partnership
II. The Issachar Vision & Biblical Foundation Paul Eshleman - 8:59 am CT
III. Clarifying the Objectives Bob Shank / Table Discussion - 9:29 am CT
IV. The Elements of the Great Commission - Part 1
A. Scripture Translation Jim Wert/ Roy Peterson/Todd Peterson - 9:52 am CT
B. Unreached People Groups Greg Buckingham / Paul Eshleman - 10:59 am CT
C. Planting the Church Globally Bekele Shanko - 11:46 am CT
V. Resources, Research and Lunch Pat Murdock - 12:16 pm CT
LUNCH Begins at 12:25 P.M.
VI. The Elements of The Great Commission – Part 2
A. Reaching Women in the Muslim World Doug Cobb / Sister Katia - 1:05 pm CT
B. Evangelism Breakthroughs Walt Wilson / Bill Wolfe - 1:32 pm CT
C. Reaching Oral Learners Brian Smith / Samuel Chiang - 2:10 pm CT
D. Compassion for the Unreached David Thompson - 2:57 pm CT
VII. Extending the Kingdom / Closing the Gap
A. Generous Giving Dr. Todd and Dr. Angela Moore - 3:39 pm CT
B. Stewarding God’s Resources and Advancing His Kingdom David Wills - 3:49 pm CT
VIII. Building Blocks and Next Steps Bob Shank - 4:00 pm CT
IX. Final Words & Challenge
A. Table 71 Reunion Steve Douglass / Mark Andersen Roy Peterson / David Garrison - 4:34 pm CT
B. Closing & Prayer Bob Shank - 4:49 pm CT

Summit ends at 4:50 PM

Sponsored by the Issachar Initiative Supporting Partners


Park Cities Baptist Church 3933 Northwest Parkway, Dallas, TX 75225 (214) 860-1500
Event Parking
Parking is available in PCBC's three-level underground parking garage which is accessible from Northwest Highway and also from Villanova. The P1 level of the garage is handicapped accessible for vans and other automobiles. Other handicap parking spaces are marked throughout the garage.

Area Hotels

Hilton Dallas/ Park Cities Website 5954 Luther Ln. Dallas, TX 75225 (214) 368-0400
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas - Campbell Centre Website 8250 Ncentral Expy Dallas, TX 75206 (214) 691-8700
Hotel Lumen, a Kimpton Hotel Website 6101 Hillcrest Ave Dallas, TX 75205 (214) 219-2400
Hotel Palomar Website 5300 E Mockingbird Ln. Dallas, TX 75206 (214) 520-7969
Best Western Cityplace Inn Website 4150 Ncentral Expy Dallas, TX 75204 (214) 827-6080
Holiday Inn Dallas Market Center Website 4500 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas, TX 75219 (214) 219-3333
LaQuinta Inn Dallas Uptown Website 4440 Ncentral Expy Dallas, TX 75206 (214) 821-4220

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Summit Brochure
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Host A Remote Summit
The Issachar Summit event will be available online for live streaming! If you would like to gather up people in your church, community or home - you can host an all-day intensive study on the Great Commission via this year's Issachar Summit in Dallas Fort Worth. DOWNLOAD REMOTE SUMMIT GUIDE
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  4. Share The Facts There are over 2.3 billion believers, 43,000 denominations, 5 million churches, and 99.7% of Christian mission effort and financial support going to places where the church is already present. The facts you will hear at our Summits and that you will learn about on our web site and videos are geared towards raising awareness about the current state of the Great Commission in our world. Please share these items with your friends, your colleagues, and your local church.

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Cost & Registration

Be sure to secure your spot at the upcoming Issachar Summit in DFW. The Issachar Summit event will be available online for live streaming! If you would like to gather up people in your church, community or home - you can host an all-day intensive study on the Great Commission via this year's Issachar Summit in Dallas Fort Worth.