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Missions: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Strategies

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.

The Missional Helix—Theological Reflection

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—An Overview

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.

Proclaiming the Kingdom of God among Animists and Secularists

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 […]

Defining an Animistic Worldview

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 […]

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