Career missionaries needed

"If everyone is called to be a missionary, I wish some more would come to West Africa"
   — Missionary Linda Seaman, in reaction to the oft-spoken affirmation, "Well, we all are missionaries."

"Who will go?" -- Isaiah 6:8

Missionary calling and commitment

Thousands of immediate openings. Candidates must have: Passion, knowledge, sensitivity, partnering skills, commitment and flexibility.

  1. Passion for evangelistic, church-planting ministry
  2. Missiological knowledge and skills
  3. Appreciation of the need for cross-cultural sensitivity
  4. Awareness of and appreciation for national church/mission partnership
  5. Commitment level equaling that of 19th century missionaries, who traveled overseas resolved to pay the ultimate price, if necessary, to see the church planted in new areas
  6. Flexible commitment to a world region or to a group of peoples, with willingness to move and adjust with changing political situations

Adapted from Marching to a Different Drummer by Jim Raymo, Christian Literature Crusade

The MAWL cycle

As cross-cultural missionaries today pioneer a work and then get a church planting movement started, they usually follow the MAWL leadership cycle:

  1. Model
  2. Assist
  3. Watch
  4. Leave

The world as one village of a hundred people

NextInto what kind of arena do these missionaries go? The world can be graphically described as if it were a village of one hundred people.[ read more ]

SNU missions course materials and syllabi

Cultural Anthropology    Introduction to Missions    Linguistics    Missions Strategies    Modern Missionary Movement (History of  Missions)    Nazarene Missions    Church Growth and Christian Missions    Theology of Missions    Traditional Religions    World Religions
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