I am an MK (missionary kid) from Asia who served with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board as a missionary for a number of years among unreached people groups in China and as a global trainer. I also served as a VP (for Global Strategy) with the IMB before leaving to help start the P.E.A.C.E. Plan at Saddleback Church where I directed their church planting efforts for five years. I served as a VP with e3 Partners Ministry for three years before moving to Alabama. I still serve with them as a consultant along with a number of other organizations for which I have done significant training.
Curtis and Debie were married in 1986. Their son, Nathan is seeking how the Lord wants to use him and his wife Lauren and son Levi. Curtis & Debie’s daughter, Megan is married to Ryno, a youth pastor, and she is working in Community Development.
*Strategy Coordinator for an unreached people group in China, Int’l Mission Board (IMB)
*Global trainer of Strategy Coordinators (IMB)
*Strategy Associate for China (IMB)
*AVP for Global Strategy (IMB)
*Director of International Church Planting (Saddleback Church)
*International Vice President (e3 Partners)
MetaCamp is a missions training center which focuses on experiential training for ministry that is scalable. For more information please see the website at www.metacamp.org. MetaCamp is located in Dadeville, Alabama where Curtis serves as the lead trainer. The core training consists of four one-week modules. The first is “Multiplying Disciples and Simple Churches,” the second is “Stewarding Networks of Simple Churches,” the third is “Multiplying Disciples among Oral-Preference Learners,” and the fourth is “Integrating Wholistic Ministry with Multiplicative Disciple-Making.”
In addition to training at MetaCamp, Curtis also frequently travels to other states and countries do lead training events on these same topics or on missions strategy, or how to reach unreached people groups. Curtis has trained people who have planted churches in all 197 nations and has himself been to well over 100 countries and all 50 states.
Curtis and Debie also facilitate a “porch church” in their home. In a sense, the genesis of the fruit from the MetaCamp training events is an extension of this little church since MetaCamp and Zúme developed from it.
Curtis continues to mentor and advise many of the people he has mentored and trained through the years in his various ministry roles, although this is now primarily carried out through the internet and phone calls or else in the course of his traveling for training. This is also part of his role in 24:14.