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04 (April 2013)

Missionalism

‘Missional’ — a new word Have you noticed that the word ‘missional’ has recently entered the evangelical world? But what exactly does it mean? Put simply, ‘missionalism’ means adopting missionary thinking and practices, in order to bring the gospel to contemporary society. It especially requires new ways of ‘doing church’ to facilitate this outreach.…

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Contextualisation
09 (September 2011)

Contextualisation

ContextualisationWhat exactly is contextualisation? This article seeks to explain, in simple terms, to non-missionary readers what contextualisation involves and the aims of those missionaries who recommend contextualisation methods. As we do so, we will begin to understand why there is such acrimonious debate for and against contextualisation.     Although this article relates to mission…

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The global slave trade today
08 (August 2011)

The global slave trade today

The global slave trade today 1. Slavery today is defined as forced labour without pay under threat of violence.2. 600,000-800,000 people are trafficked internationally every year; about 80 per cent are women and children.3. Slavery was officially abolished worldwide at the 1972 Slavery Convention, yet it continues to thrive because of the complicity of…

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Grace Baptist Mission  – 150 years of God’s faithfulness
07 (July 2011)

Grace Baptist Mission – 150 years of God’s faithfulness

Grace Baptist Mission   — 150 years of God's faithfulnessIn the Sunday school room of the church then meeting in Keppel Street, London, the Strict Baptist Mission (SBM) began its life! It arose out of a young men's auxiliary of the Baptist Missionary Society (BMS) that became dissatisfied with the doctrine and practical organisation of…

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World Mission – In Russia too, you are what you read
01 (January 2011)

World Mission – In Russia too, you are what you read

In Russia too, you are what you read Books are nearly as important for the spiritual development of a believer as listening to preaching. Being raised in an atheistic home, I was converted to the Christian faith in 1992 in a Baptist church in Minsk, Belarus.      In the first year of my Christian life…

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Utah outreach
11 (November 2010)

Utah outreach

Utah outreachI'm sure many of us think much the same when we hear the phrase 'mission trip'. Understandably, we think of many places in this world where the poorest and most needy, both spiritually and materially, live.      In my case, about ten years ago at a Bible conference, God directed me to go…

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World Mission – Reaching street children
10 (October 2010)

World Mission – Reaching street children

Reaching street children ACTION is making a special effort in its ministry of the gospel and of compassionate care, during 2010 and 2011, to street children. The following are seven points of emphasis for its ministry: 1. Make direct contacts with street children, using teams of three or more street missionaries (never working alone). Men are…

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World Mission – ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them’ (Mark 10:14)
10 (October 2010)

World Mission – ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them’ (Mark 10:14)

'Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them' (Mark 10:14) Doug Nichols, founder and director emeritus of compassionate ministry Action International Ministries (ACTION), recently wrote:  Today is my 68th birthday. What better way to celebrate than to send out a special plea for the gospel and compassionate care to be brought…

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