Missions Blog: A space to highlight and unpack key concepts from the 2014 edition of Missions: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Strategies which includes eight new chapters.
Theological reflection is the beginning point for ministry formation and the most significant element within the internal structure of the Missional Helix. In order to mirror the purposes and mind of God, all ministry decisions must be rooted both implicitly and explicitly in biblical theology.
The Missional Helix is a paradigm for Christian leaders to develop paradigms of ministry by reflecting theologically, culturally, historically, and strategically under the guiding hand of God to develop ministry models appropriate to their local contexts. These reflections work together and interpenetrate each other within an environment of spiritual formation.
Presented at the Symposium “Distinctively Christian, Distinctly Mongolian” in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on March 12, 2003 By Dr. Gailyn Van Rheenen Their tenseness was apparent as they sipped tea at my house. They were wondering, “Will this missionary understand what we have come to explain?” After circling the problem for some minutes, they stated, “Two of […]
Presented at the Symposium “Distinctively Christian, Distinctly Mongolian” in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on March 11, 2003 By Dr. Gailyn Van Rheenen I begin this description of animistic worldviews with some trepidation. I acknowledge that views about animism (and the Christian approach to animism) vary greatly. Some have not been trained to see animistic realities. They merely […]
Dictionary of Missiological Terms Definitions are important because they set parameters of meaning. You are invited to help build this missiological dictionary by suggesting definitions and sources where these definitions are found. Credit will be given for all definitions accepted. E-Mail Gailyn Van Rheenen with suggestions. Note the bibliography of entries at the end of this dictionary. […]
Important Quotes on Missiology If you wish to contribute any additional quotes to this list, please e-mail Gailyn Van Rheenen. Choose a topic: Church Planting Theology and Missions Incarnation Theology of Power Theological Education Religious Pluralism Morality and Religion Worship Spiritual Renewal Gospel and Culture Postmodernism Community Missional Ecclesiology Money and Missions Evangelism Mission to the […]