This is an article from the May-June 2005 issue: Churches and Agencies

“We’re Open to Feedback”

“We’re Open to Feedback”

I’m humbled that Mission Frontiers would even pay attention to our evolving P.E.A.C.E. strategy since USCWM staff – and Ralph Winter especially – have been heroes to me for 30 years, since I was ministering in Japan. I’ve probably read every issue, and it’s my favorite missions magazine. Identifying the five “Global Giants” was not my invention but the conclusion after talking to missionaries and church leaders everywhere we’ve taught the Purpose-Driven Church training.

My two requests are:

  1. Realize we are humble learners and are open to every feedback and comment we can get from practitioners in particular. Our staff come from a dozen of the largest agencies with a combined missions experience of hundreds of years, but we never stop learning. That’s a key value for us.
  2. Realize that this report on the P.E.A.C.E. Plan may be a bit premature. We’re only 18 months into our 3-year test pilot program, and we haven’t even “gone public” with it yet. But we did want mission professionals to know in advance so we could solicit their expertise.

God, in his sovereignty, decided to give The Purpose-Driven Church and The Purpose- Driven Life a worldwide audience, so we intend to use that platform for missions. For the global glory of God!


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