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The Best Way to Plant Indigenous Churches Is to Begin that Way
Tags: church planting, dependency, indigenous
I once had the opportunity to dialogue with a group of leaders in South Asia about their church planting strategies. A church planting team among them shared about some of the...
A Framework for Incorporating the Arts in Short-Term Missions
Tags: arts, engagement, indigenous, missions, music, short-term mission
As I jotted down Hausa lyrics and melodies on a four-week visit to church members in Nigeria, I had no idea that eight years later a focus on the arts of others would become central to my life’s...
The Worship Wheel
Tags: asia, contextualized, indigenous, music, workshop, worship
We developed the Worship Wheel as a tool or set of modules for use in arts workshops with Christ-followers from indigenous minority groups in Asia.1 Many workshop participants have responded...
Opening Doors to the Heart
Tags: communication, hausa, indigenous, proverb, proverbs
As the heavy metal gate to his home slowly creaks open, “Ali” approaches and peeks through a small crack between the gate and the compound wall to see who’s entering. Suddenly he bursts through the...
The Transformation of a Mission Hospital in Congo
Raising Local Resources
Tags: book, congo, hospital, indigenous, medical, zaire
I have just finished reading a remarkable book about medical missionary ministry or what the author prefers to call inter-cultural heath care. The author, Dr. Dan Fountain and his wife, Miriam,...
A Time For Everything
Tags: central asia, church, indigenous, leadership
I went to see Talgat mainly because that is what friends do in Central Asia—spend time together. He is not a ministry project, but a friend whose company I enjoy. Nevertheless, I also wanted to see...