Missiology Podcast S2E5: With Gailyn Van Rheenen

In this episode, host Martin Rodriguez sits down with Gailyn Van Rheenen, the founder of missiology.com, to discuss his experiences with missiology. Van Rheenen shares about his years as a missionary in Africa, the founding of Mission Alive (a North American church-planting organization), and the importance of the missional helix paradigm for the future of missiology. 

Our Guest

Gailyn Van Rheenen served as a church-planting missionary to East Africa for 14 years, taught Missions and Evangelism at Abilene Christian University for 18 years, and is the founder and currently a facilitator of church planting and renewal within Mission Alive (www.missionalive.org).

The second edition of his book Missions: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Strategies was published by Zondervan/Harper Collins in 2014. Other publications include Communicating Christ in Animistic Contexts (William Carey Library) and The Changing Face of World Missions (Baker Academic; authored with Michael Pocock and Doug McConnell).

Van Rheenen was the original owner of  .com , where he published many articles, and he remains a generous patron of the site.

Publications Mentioned

  • Gailyn Van Rheenen and Anthony Parker, Missions: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Strategies, 2nd ed. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014).


Hosted by Martin Rodriguez

Produced by Greg McKinzie