Rethinking missions — Jan. 30, 2022

How can we be more effective in our mission? Where have we gone wrong? What practices and partnerships serve our mission goals? This issue rethinks the church’s mission work and embraces a position of cultural humility. Mission committees will find help and hope in how they can contribute to Christ’s ministry in meaningful ways.

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The five superpowers of mission leaders B. Hunter Farrell explores the two-fold mission crisis facing U.S. Christians and five ways congregations can address it.

Cultural humility S. Balajiedlang Khyllep offers an antidote to the shame and pride that can occur when engaging with different cultures.

Making mission matter Ellen Sherby suggests four steps that will strengthen a mission committee.

The four “R’s” of partnership When we engage mission with a desire for partnership rather than a giver-receiver mentality, we allow God to be vast, says Alonzo Johnson.