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Images: Global shift of mission

Posted by Mission Catalyst at 15:04 on 8th September 2011

The images here relate to the issue of Mission Catalyst themed 'Global shift of mission'.


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"Our goal is to equip others with tools to work out their own indigenous theology and not simply adopt a Western ‘off the shelf’ solution" (David Kerrigan, BMS General Director) (Illustration by Malcolm Currie)


"Christian mission starts with a call from God and a response from us. We need to step up in response to God’s call to mission." (John Azumah) (Photo credit: Stitch)


"The people who stand out on Sundays on their way to church tend to be people from the global South. Africans in particular still wear their Sunday best along with their Bibles in hand. They make the Church visible. The vitality of their music, not to mention the volume, means that very few people can ignore the presence of these churches." (Joe Kapolyo) (Credit: Baptist Press)

Those who live in the poorer South are constantly at the receiving end of ‘packaged’ gospels, discipleship courses, leadership seminars, churchgrowth ‘gurus’, even sermons and ‘worship’ DVDs from rich churches abroad. (Vinoth Ramachandra) (Illustration by Malcolm Currie)



"While the colonial era is over, more subtle forms of Western domination still exist, because economic resources are still located in the West." (Kang-San Tan)


"Three main models have been proposed to deal with Western dominance, namely internationalisation, regionalisation and localisation/national entities." (Kang-San Tan)


"In Africa less than 10% were Christian in 1910 but nearly 50% were Christian in 2010 (over 70% Christian in sub-Saharan Africa). (Photo: Richard Hanson/BMS World Mission)



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