A confluence of cultures
A missionary family once lived among a Muslim people group for some 21 years. When they first arrived, they couldn’t differentiate between the names of people, places, animals, and foods. Everything was strange, yet, they had a mandate to put Go...Read More
Every story counts in missions
Africa is known for its storytelling tradition. Huts in a village homestead were often arranged with one in the middle that was open on the sides. Children gathered there to hear stories from parents and elderly people. The villages also had offic...Read More
Children through a different lens
During a youth camp in Cameroon, children shared tracts throughout the local neighborhood and community. They even shared with soldiers and preached to them, making good use of their high energy level, their simplicity and flexibility.
The pastor: a crucial advocate for missions
Missions has been described as God’s heartbeat. God’s redemptive purpose fulfilled in Christ Jesus and propagated by the Apostles remains the Church’s task till Christ returns. When a church understands this, everyt...Read More
What is the most useful training for missionaries?
Up until the end of the 20th century, the Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church (EKHC) did not have a school where its cross-cultural ministers could receive training or specialize in missions. The majority of cross-cultural missionaries were gr...Read More
Nineveh waits for every Christian
Have you ever wondered why Jonah endured all the drama of going to warn Nineveh of imminent judgement, yet that city had only 120,000 people? Today an estimated 1.8 billion Muslims share our world, out of which 446 million live in Africa alone God...Read More
European Christians are calling, “Come over and help us!”
A careful reading of the history of missions – one that pays attention to the development of the movement of the followers of Jesus not only from 1800, not even from 1500, but from the very beginning of the story in the book of Acts – shows us...Read More
Are missions agencies necessary?
Whilst attending a missionary training school in the 1990s, one of the most popular missionary biographies among the students was Bruchko, the compelling story of American missionary Bruce Olson, who undertook an amazing pioneer missionary work am...Read More
Digital technology and mission in the face of COVID-19 and beyond
Digital technology has introduced new terms such as digital age, digital culture, digital space, digital media, and digital community, resulting in a new global order known as the ‘digital world.’ Those born in 1985 a...Read More
Biblical perspective on multi-cultural teams
God’s Word is very clear that all people are created equal and every person can be a child of God, receiving the full inheritance of heaven. The Bible teaches us how to love and serve everyone, no matter their age, ethnicity, gender or natio...Read More