Aliens do exist 24 April 2019

Ali Geake, Internal Communications Director, discusses the change living in another culture has had on her life and outlook.

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The way I see it 06 February 2019

Stephan discusses how new communities of Jesus followers become a witness to the transforming power of the gospel and make a tangible and sustainable difference in their societies. 

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You’re welcome! 08 January 2019

"I am reminded that we are called to be hospitable (Romans 12:13) and we demonstrate this by how we welcome new believers and each other," says Heather. "This is easy to do when we all have similar backgrounds and have known each other for years. But as the Church, and our movement, becomes more diverse, do we merely tolerate or do we warmly welcome newcomers?"

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Short-term teams among the least reached 13 December 2018

According to Stephan Bauer, short-term mission teams are "less a problem to be solved, but more a tension to be managed, and the aim should be for STTs to have a credible impact on the ministry and be effective in mobilising long-term workers."

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With vibrant communities, seeing is believing 01 November 2018

"Indeed, there are so many variables as we ‘see’ vibrant communities develop among the least-reached peoples. As we work towards this vision, I nevertheless fall back on the age-old cliché that my father stressed repeatedly: 'We are not called to be successful, but called to be faithful.'"

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Make way for generation Z! 03 September 2018

"The messages teens hear are 'Enjoy life: no commitment, keep your choices open and choose comfort'. Is this the consequence of their own choices or of the generation that raised them? Probably both," shares Ewout.

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Patience in the early church 31 July 2018

"Indeed, the Christ-like patience which the church fathers extolled is much deeper than waiting quietly for a bus," says Arley. "Rather, it is a sacrificial and enduring compassion for others, which our Lord embodied in His life and ultimately on the cross."

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Getting back to basics 05 July 2018

"The more I look at biblical examples of ministry, the more I see a simple yet profoundly flexible grassroots approach to ministry that compels me to focus on things that really matter," shares Ben.

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The missionary posture of needing 07 June 2018

"Do we sometimes feel uneasy that our business-as-mission and vocation models are so dependent on the very people that we are trying to reach? Does this make us feel powerless and needy?" asks Seang Pin.

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Authenticity costs, but it's priceless 01 May 2018

"Every time we communicate, there is potential to inform and inspire others for mission. Shall we not then covenant to ‘tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth’?" asks Greg Kernaghan.

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About Perspectives

Op-ed articles written by OM leaders on various global mission/Christian issues or topics.

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