So, why couldn’t I come up with a blog post on virtual church as cross-cultural ministry? My problem was that I wasn’t thinking deeply enough. There are lessons to be applied from cross-cultural work, but the bottom line is that online/virtual church is, in many ways, not an authentic gathering of believers.
To any wannabe missionaries out there; a good, prayerful, supportive home-church is absolutely vital to your work. Build up those links and don’t think you can do it on your own.
Jesus is confident that the church’s mission will succeed because the church is animated by the Holy Spirit, and Jesus can completely trust the work of the Spirit in and through the church.
“When Christian communities speak about God, by definition they have to speak about Father, Son and Holy Spirit. There is simply no other God.”
Some thoughts about the church inspired by a great musician and a wonderful (if lucky) cricket team.
If our character is an important factor in how we go about mission, then we need to ensure that the right supporting structures are in place.
“However some of the ways that mission agencies are structured and the systems and processes involved haven’t changed for a long time.” Discussion of a blog post from New Zealand.
There are still billions of people who have not heard about Jesus and the number is growing. Despite the amazing efforts put into world mission, the population of the globe is growing faster than our evangelistic efforts
Three excellent videos that are well worth watching.
Financial constraints are pushing agencies towards using a funding model which may well not be sustainable. You don’t need to be an economic guru to see that there is a significant problem here.