the guild incarnational community apprenticeship

We believe the Gospel is for all peoples, and that the complexity of developing cross-cultural Kingdom communities requires that we properly prepare for the task. The Guild is an apprentice oriented training network that seeks to transform the mind and heart and develop the practical skill level of participants.

Training that aims at not only your mind, but your heart and hands toward planting the Good News of the Kingdom in pioneering mission contexts.

the Distinctives

Focus on the Least Reached

Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and other unreached peoples


learning from those who have a wealth of cross-cultural experience


learning with others in community


learning from experience and practice

Jesus-focused Discipleship

starting communities that grow within their own natural relational networks

Contextual Communities

starting communities that grow within their own natural relational networks

How you can get involved!

How you can get involved!

Guild Workshops

Each semester the Guild hosts a series of monthly workshops led by our Senior Mentors. These workshops address various approaches to reaching the least reached and require some activities outside of the workshop.

Topics and schedules will be periodically announced; check back here or sign up for our newsletter to keep up with the latest information.

Meet Up Groups

These small peer groups meet up to develop practical “how to” skills in the group’s area of shared interest. For example:
Reaching a people or religious group: Muslims, Hindus, Chinese, etc
A specific skill area: Biblical Story Telling, Language and Culture Learning, Business as Mission (BAM), Prayer and Inner Healing.
Contact us for more information.

Guild Incarnational Teams

GGuild Incarnational Teams immerse themselves by living among immigrant populations of unreached peoples. They seek to plant organic, Christ-centered communities of faith among Buddhist, Hindus, Muslims, and other unreached peoples in the Los Angeles area. Learn more here.


Bruce and Christy Graham

12 years in India among Muslim and Hindu communities training Indian missionaries how to disciple peoples of another culture through Biblical Story.

Dick Scoggins

10 years with immigrant communities of Rhode Island and 15 years in England with starting house church planting teams and training church planting teams with Frontiers in the Muslim world.

John and Anna Travis

John J. and Anna Travis have been involved in sharing the love of Jesus with Muslims for more than 25 years, living in Asian Muslim neighborhoods 22 of those years. They currently coach and train teams throughout the Muslim world. John is affiliate faculty at the Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies. The Travises have authored numerous articles on contextualization, cross-cultural ministry and inner healing and deliverance prayer.

Harley and Chris Talman

The Talmans have ministered to Muslims in the Arab world, Africa and the US for 30 years in contextualized evangelism & church planting, as well as in humanitarian aid and interfaith dialog. Harley is a theological educator, while Chris has mentored women and established an MK school.


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