Category Archives: MCA news
I was encouraged by Ethne to Ethne meet at Seoul, Korea. November 27-30, 2012. People will hear the Gospel through these efforts!
Nearly 325 participants were there (100 from Korea plus 225 from about 45 other nationalities). We met to think about the unreached, unevangelised and unenegaged peoples of the world. Since Ethne to Ethne began building momentum 10 years ago, the efforts have born fruit in terms of new communities of Christ believers in places where, before, there were no followers of Christ.
The meeting was organized by steering committee that is thinking and active in mission leadership. It took place Hallelujah Church whose former senior pastor Rev. Dr. Sang-Bok David Kim is the Chairman of WEA. My respect for Korean missions and churches increased. It was my privilege to visit Dr. David Lee, the former Chairman of WEA MC. His vision is sharply focused on training Koreans for mission work through Global Mission Training Centre and Global Professional Training Centre.
The plenaries were reports on the progress of the Gospel in several parts of the world. The meeting was always bi-lingual with Korean translations. When participants made reports in their own mother languages with interpretation, one could feel the global nature of people who followed and took the Great Commission of Jesus seriously.
- 12 Ephesus strategic working groups discussed definite church planting issues for 12 different clusters of people groups. Each cluster had similar cultural affinities or languages or regional closeness–the 300m Bengali speaking peoples, Cushites 57 million, NE Africa, etc.
- Some WEA Mission Commission networks were represented: Vision 5: 9, Tent-makers, MemberCare. But I would have liked to see more networks and more Mission Commission Associates.
An important issue was raised, and I hope some will comment here about it: About 30 years back, 29% peoples of the world were unreached. Even after 30 years still there are 29% unreached peoples. Why? With all that we have done why is it that the world is still unreached? What would be our price to pay?
I came back very exhausted but encouraged in spirit. Jesus is at work.
Tentmakers International (TI) is a Member network of the MIssion Commission.
The International Orality Network announces their August 2012 Orality Journal
For the downloading of the journal, either by article or the entire issue click here.
Many resources and updated mission information are available on the websites and in the bulletins of our networks, partners and associates. The list below is a sampler of some of the MC global partners.
MC related Networks:
International Missionary Training Network – IMTN - www.theimtn.org
Global Member Care Network – GMCN – www.globalmembercare.com
Global Community of Mission Information Workers – CMIW – www.globalCMIW.org
Refugee Highway Partnership – RHP - www.refugeehighway.net
Tentmakers International – TI -www.tentmakersinternational.com
International Partnering Associates – www.betterpartnerships.net
Ethne to Ethne – www.ethne.net
International Orality Network – www.oralbible.com
Faith2Share – www.faith2share.net
Regional Mission Movements:
COMIBAM, Latin America – www.comibam.org
EEMA, Europe – www.europeanema.org
MANI, Africa – www.maniafrica.com
CARIBBEAN – www.caribbeanevangelical.org/programmes/cem.htm
National Mission Movements
Nigeria Evangelical Missions Association – www.nematoday.org
WENSA, South Africa – www.wensa.org.za
Philippines Mission Association – www.philippinemissionsassociation.com
Indian Mission Association – www.imaindia.org
Singapore Centre for Global Missions – www.scgm.org.sg
Japan Evangelical Missionary Association – www.jema.org
Japan Overseas Missions Association – joma.hope8.net
National C. E. Alliance, Sri Lanka – www.nceasl.org/NCEASL/missions
Korean World Mission Association – www.kwma.org
Korean Research Institute for Mission – www.krim.org
Malaysian Center for Global Missions – www.mcgm.net.my
Global Connections, UK – www.globalconnections.co.uk
Swedish Mission Council – www.missioncouncil.se
Norwegian Council for Mission and Evangelism – www.norme.no
Danish Mission Council – www.dmr.org
AEM, Switzerland – www.aem.ch (German)
EZA, Netherlands – www.eza.nl (Dutch)
AEM, Germany – www.aem.de (German)
Brazilian Association of Cross-Cultural Missions, Brazil – www.amtb.org.br (Portuguese)
COMIMEX, Mexico – www.comimex.org (Spanish)
FEDEMEC, Costa Rica – www.fedemec.org (Spanish)
Evangelical Fellowship of Canada - www.evangelicalfellowship.ca
Missio Nexus – www.MissioNexus.org
ACMI (Association of Christians Ministering among Internationals) – www.acmi-net.net
Mission Interlink, Australia – www.missionsinterlink.org.au
Mission Interlink, New Zealand – www.missions.org.nz
The Mission Commission Leadership Team is launching a new task force on “Mission in the Future” with the participation of mission leaders from different regions of the world. The main purpose of the task force is to look at the fast changes in the world realities today and how these will affect the missionary work in the coming years.
Piggybacking on the ShiftGlobal consultation in Budapest the Mission Commission Leadership Team have been meeting during this weekend. On the agenda are issues such as communication strategy, strengthening of national mission movements in Francophone Africa and Central Europe, strategic plan for the coming four years and MC events in 2013 and 2014. More information will be available soon.
The MC Leadership Team is meeting in Budapest over the weekend. We are grateful for new team member Adriaan Adams from South Africa.
In the days prior to the Team Meeting, several of us were involved in the GlobalSHIFT conference. The conference was put together by our own David Ruiz and his team at ReachGlobal.
You can now find the past issues of Agora Newsletters easily, at this link.
Brother Aiah Foday-Khabenje, General Secretary of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA) wrote the following:
“It is with much regret and sadness that I break the sad news of the passing of Stephen Mugabi. I was with Stephen last weekend when we heard of him taken ill and in a critical condition. I returned to the office in Nairobi Monday and in the evening got a call from Kampala that Stephen had passed.
Stephen until his death was the head of the AEA Relief and Development Commission based in Kampala. In this role he forged numerous global and international partnerships with Christian relief and development agencies. Stephen was perhaps the most dedicated and committed individual to the mission of AEA. In nearly twenty seven years of continuous service to AEA he served in various roles including, Social Work Assistant, Finance officer, Ethics and Society and latterly and for most of his tenure head of Relief and Development Commission. Stephen was very supportive and dependable whenever AEA needed any assistance.
Stephen was 54, survived by his wife Sarah and four boys, Caesar, David, Jonathan and Daniel. The funeral service and burial will take place in Kampala at the Kampala Pentecostal Church at 10am and burial at 2pm in Kariki his home town and on the outskirts of Kampala.
We thank God for Stephen’s life and service to humanity and are comforted in the belief and assurance that he has preceded us to have his rest in the Lord; the glorious destiny we all await, even if our desire is have this delayed. However, that time, place and circumstances are in the purview of the Lord, in whom we live, move and have our being. All praise and glory to Jesus our Lord, the author and finisher of our faith.”