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When an organization decides to develop a business in a country that does not allow missionary visas, it must understand why that business is created.
by Gailyn Van Rheenen, with Anthony Parker 2nd ed. Zondervan. 2014. —Reviewed by Birgit Herppich, with Fuller Theological Seminary and WEC International; former missionary in Ghana. For Gailyn Van Rheenen the major tasks of missions are “planting churches through evangelism, nurturing new Christians to maturity, and training leaders to continue the process” (p. 343). His . . . read more
The key to reaching Asia will be evangelism through local churches adopting methods relevant to Asia.
by Mark Branson and Nicholas Warnes, eds. Intervarsity Press. 2014. —Reviewed by Ty Grigg, co-pastor, Life on the Vine, Long Grove, Illinois. There are a prodigious amount of books, conferences, networks, and assessments offering their services to aspiring church planters. Starting new churches is imagined as transactional: providing religious goods and services to prospective spiritual consumers. . . . read more
In this article, I look at the God-given role identity of New Covenant priest. I delineate what aspects of following Jesus are particularly priestly and recommend how this can be applied in our workplaces.
It was a Christian artist who first got us to think about creating a coworking community. She was preparing to move to Germany to work and minister through a coworking space in the heart of Berlin. We had heard of the coworking movement, but were not very familiar with the concept. Our friend suggested that we contact the founder to learn more. We did, and we were blown away by the vast new possibilities that were before us.
My experience in addition to stories I heard led me to reflect on the difficulties that KA missionaries face on the field. My hope is that by doing so, KA missionaries can be better equipped and the people around them can better understand KAs.
As I was teaching at a local college and seminary in New York, I felt an intense prophetic call to plant a church in the city that would reach urban professionals and university students who were far from God and cynical about Christianity and the church.
There is an obvious disconnect between the resources being disseminated on the topic of mission, and the actual mission-izing of local churches. Publishers continue to make printed resources available, and conferences and seminars are regularly offered.