Networks Nomads: The Challenge of Reaching People on the Move 40 Years of the USCWM/Frontier Ventures and the Unreached Peoples Movement

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This issue shows how networks are changing the face of world missions as we know it, and how God is moving his church toward unprecedented unity through collaboration and the growth of networks. See all the articles

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Coming Together Around a Common Biblical Vision

Coming Together Around  a Common Biblical Vision

 

Is it really possible for God’s people to work together in unity for the sake of God’s glory in all the earth and the spread of His kingdom to all peoples? If you look at Christian history over the last 2,000...

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How Networks Are Shaping the Future of World Mission

How Networks Are Shaping the Future of World Mission

In the late 1980’s, David Barrett and James Reapsome published a book titled Seven Hundred Plans to Evangelize the World. In their book, they identified lack of cooperation and collaboration between Christian...

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A Survey of Kingdom Collaboration

A Survey of Kingdom Collaboration

What’s the Challenge?

All cultures have both idealized and realized values. These values represent the way things ought to be and the way they really are. Near the top of the list of Christian idealized values is...

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Networks & Global Missions

A Dance Floor and a Country Home

Networks & Global Missions

 We live in an unprecedented period of mission history. The new paradigm of “from anywhere to everywhere” is by nature complex, resulting in an increasing need to partner with others for effective ministry. Networks...

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What Must Be Done?

The Birth of a Vision and its Network

What Must Be Done?

The Big Question

“What will it take to see effective church‐planting efforts among all Muslim peoples?” That was the burning question that led to the birth of the Vision 5:9 network in 2002. The year before a...

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Collaboration Accelerates Church Planting

Collaboration Accelerates Church Planting

The Global Church Planting Network (GCPN) took its first public step in 2009 when two leaders from each continent gathered in the UK to wrestle with the question: “What is the ‘cork in the bottle’ hindering church...

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Getting Past The Myths of Partnering

Getting Past The Myths of Partnering

Just a few key things can make the difference between a distinctive, excellent organization and an average, ordinary one.  These might be specific core values or a particular focus. But in 21st century ministry, it...

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Overcoming the Challenge of High Caste Peoples

Overcoming the Challenge of High Caste  Peoples


In 1986 there was a consultation which highlighted the need for reaching high caste Hindus. Traditionally the missions community had worked mostly among the tribal and the low caste people. As a result of this...

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Partnership

The Most Significant Factor In Our Ministry

Partnership

If you would have asked me before we left for the field, I'm sure it wouldn't have made my list of ministry keys. But now, 17 years later, I'm convinced that the formation of the Tairell* Partnership Alliance 16 years...

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The Perspective of an Aging Apostolic Worker

The Perspective of an Aging Apostolic Worker

As success in ministry rises, it is so easy for our own self-estimation to rise with it–especially in the world of church planting movements. If a movement breaks out, then surely we were a key in that process. How...

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Blocking Truth

Unchangeable “Christian” Church Ways

Blocking Truth

I wondered how often how we “do” church or live out faith before the world gives reason for people to reject Christ?[1] We’ve all seen it: people blame the church or Christians—the way they act contrary to the Bible,...

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