"Every missionary path has to find the way between these two dangers: irrelevance and syncretism. And if one is more afraid of one danger than the other, one will certainly fall into its opposite." —Lesslie Newbigin
"Jesus wants a society of redeemed people to show the world what the whole world would look like if everybody obeyed the King." —John D Martin
In a panel discussion at Camp Week, four brothers engaged a number of serious questions about "Tradition and Innovation in a Church Planting Paradigm."
To prepare for this in-depth discussion, we collected questions from Anabaptist church-planters and their senders. Follow this...
"We cannot go forth in mission to the world without attending to ourselves. This is not to suggest that we have to wait until we are perfect before we engage in mission. There never would have been any mission – Old or New Testament – if that had been the case. It means that part of our...
We are not called to create clones.
We are called to make disciples.
That is what Jesus said.
That is what we need to do.
—Frank Reed (Cultural Dimensions of the Gospel,...
“Jesus does not write a book to transmit the good news to succeeding generations. Instead, he chooses, prepares and commissions a community to make the goal of universal history known.” —Mike Goheen
"We cannot force someone to hear a message they are not ready to receive. But we must never underestimate the power of planting a seed." —Elisabeth Elliot
Joseph* doesn’t care for desk work. He would much rather grow fruit than immerse himself in Hebrew. Instead of laboring over the translation of biblical terms, you are more likely to find him rounding up a swarm of bees with native friends.
How does Joseph fit on a Bible translation team...
How did the kind efforts of a group of Americans to build a meetinghouse end up destroying a poor Mexican church? What is so radically different about the church "Hamid" is part of in Southeast Asia, and the blessing they receive from America? How was a chronically impoverished community...
In this message from All-Nations Camp Week 2020, Ken Miller shares from a three-fold burden for Anabaptist people preparing to be involved in church planting today: