Churches and Agencies: The Future

The way forward will be a partnership that finds a way to allow the local congregation to be the primary engine of missions while at the same time utilising the vast experience and expertise of mission bodies to equip, enable and coordinate the church in its task. The role of mission societies should be to … Continue reading Churches and Agencies: The Future

Communities, Commission and Translation

For many evangelical Christians, mission and the Great Commission of Matthew 28:16-20 are virtually synonymous. Mission, it is said, involves making disciples and we should avoid anything which distracts us from that goal. For an organisation like Wycliffe Bible Translators, this paradigm means that we need to indulge in a little verbal gymnastics to justify … Continue reading Communities, Commission and Translation

Unity in Diversity

What would John have understood from the words 'as we are one'? What kind of unity was that in the Gospel record so far? The Father and Son share one life (John 5:26, 6:57), and yet they are not identical as Persons. In the same way believers share in the family life of God as … Continue reading Unity in Diversity