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Cutting the Apron Strings
Here's how churches can move from depending on mission agencies to relying on themselves -with some suggestions to minimize the pain.
Tags: dependency, local resources
(Reprinted with permission from the Evangelical Missions Quarterly - Jan. 1994, Box 794, Wheaton, Ill. 60189)
Several decades ago, Nicholas Bhengu, the leader of the Assemblies of God in South...
What is the Cutting Edge of Missions?
Recently, a missions "expert" was giving advice to a pastor.
"Your missions program is good," he said, "but it is rather traditional. You are no longer on the cutting edge." He went on to say...
Mobilizing A Sleeping Giant
Why We Must Deal with Issues of Dependency and Self-Reliance Among Mission-Established Institutions
Today there is a great deal of emphasis on preaching the Gospel where it has not yet been preached, particularly the 10/40 Window. In light of this one might ask Glenn Schwartz why he keeps going...