Rethinking Mission 2: Being a guest

I’m a poor host but I’m learning to be a better guest. Nothing has struck me as forcefully about the need to rethink how we approach mission than the idea of the missionary as a guest. Perhaps it’s my western hero complex that wants to go to another country to ‘make a difference’ but going... Continue Reading →

Mission thoughts 3: a new type of agency

Global mission is in a time of change; while most of the resources are still held in the west the dynamic mission movements are increasingly non-western. We might anticipate that over the next decade sending from the UK will continue to reduce (except for short term visits), incoming mission into the UK will increase and... Continue Reading →

Mission training: shame and honour

“Mission is something we do with God, we can be the catalyst God uses” is my quote of the day from day 3 of mission training. However, the effectiveness of a catalyst in a reaction can depend on several factors and we want to create positive reactions and much of today revolved around how we... Continue Reading →

Mission: context is everything

How fast can you stuff a tiger? Each session of the short term volunteer training comes up fast on the last. From 8:30 am to 8pm at night, with little time between the sessions, in the last 24 hours we’ve considered questions ranging from “what is the gospel” – which got people really animated –... Continue Reading →

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