Updated on October 9, 2019 by Eddie
What should a church world mission strategy look like? Of course, this begs the question as to why a church should have a mission strategy in the first place, so let me deal with that before I get… Read More
So you want to be a missionary; what should you do? This question has one easy answer; talk to your church leaders and tell them about it. There are two basic reasons for this, the first is theological… Read More
Updated on October 1, 2019 by Eddie
“Christianity is the only religion in history to have both a universal message and a multicultural expression and membership.”
A short review of a short, but excellent, book.
The focus of Jesus’ teaching is on the church, but crucially, the church is on a mission. There is no dichotomy between church and mission because the church that Jesus points to is a missionary church. In other words, the great commission – the command to make disciples – is aimed at our church fellowships, where they are today, not just at missionaries around the globe. Our churches are to be communities where disciples (who make other disciples) are nurtured.
There are many variations on the same question, but essentially they boil down to one central idea; why should we bother with global mission, when the needs here in the UK are so great? Everyone who is involved in promoting world mission in Britain will have run up against this question in one form or another.
In which I am almost persuaded of the need for more translations of the Bible in English and lots of other stuff.
Updated on September 24, 2019 by Eddie
The church’s mission is our participation (in the power of the Spirit) in the Father’s purpose to reconcile everything to himself through the death of the Son. We do this through making disciples by bearing witness to Jesus in word and deed.
Updated on September 23, 2019 by Eddie
Imitating God in our church life certainly involves being good, generous and truthful, but it means more than this; much more.
Updated on September 12, 2019 by Eddie
There is not enough cross-fertilisation between those in mission agencies and churches. We have things to learn from each other, but we have different peer and social groups, attend different conferences and, I would argue, we don’t respect one another’s expertise, contribution and concerns enough.