Supporting churches in mission

Over the last few months we’ve visited a number of churches to share about our work in the Amazon. We’ve also been asked about how churches can support global mission so here are 5 suggestions: Make mission a key value of the church. Global mission is part of a bigger call to be witnesses and... Continue Reading →

Transcending Mission: A review

Over the last couple of months, whilst back in the UK, I’ve been reading a number of books. Michael Stroope Transcending Mission (IVP academic 2017) is one. It’s a serious, well-argued book that sets out to show why we should abandon the word mission (as well as missions, missional and the rest). Anyone involved in... Continue Reading →

Another day in paradise?

Last week Lori wrote some reflections on her first six months in Peru, now it is Neil’s turn: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Not so much the tale of two cities but of the twin responses to living in Nauta. I’ve often felt both emotions on the same... Continue Reading →

The Nauta Challenge

Over the last few months I’ve begun to understand the scale of the challenge to develop a new training course for pastors and church leaders. Every learner brings things with them. We all have experiences of life & learning; we all have motivations for learning and all of us are affected by the cultures we... Continue Reading →

It’s tougher than it looks

Smiling faces on social media, upbeat prayer news and encouraging reports of God’s provision…..Our first three months in Peru have been a positive experience but have also shown us that ‘missionary’ life is harder than it looks: Things take longer. I read a blog a couple of months ago entitled “today I made a copy... Continue Reading →

Mission agencies: do we need them?

Rattling around in my mind for the last few months have been the questions, “what are mission agencies for” and “do we really need them”? I have some nagging worries. The first is theological. Mission is about us (the church) joining in with the mission of God. Going and sending so that others might become... Continue Reading →

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