By Jo Johnson, Sineina Gela, Ann Kuy, Nancy Duncan, and Zac Manyim with Gwendolyn Davies and Jim Killam | Holding the rope is a visual symbol of unity and togetherness in prayer. As prayer leaders in the Bible translation movement, we have learned that when we stay within the confines of our own cultures in prayer, we are the poorer for it. Each culture provides unique reflections of God through distinctive approaches to prayer. And when we don’t embrace this, there are things that we don’t learn.
By Katherine Lorance | Many missionaries dutifully work to gain prayer commitments from churches, small groups, and individuals. Despite this emphasis on prayer, too few field workers know who is actually praying for them when they send out their prayer updates. What are some ways for missionaries and prayer supporters to improve their prayer relationships?
To help clarify, challenge, and encourage church leaders (and their churches) towards missional effectiveness, it may be helpful to consider three modes of mission as embodied by the Petrine Mission (1 Peter 2:9–12), the Johannine Mission (John 20:21), and the Pauline Mission (the life of Paul).