Tuesday 18 May 2021

Mission Frontiers 43, 3 (May-June 2021)

The May-June 2021 issue of Mission Frontiers, published by the U.S. Center for World Mission, contains a number of articles on the topic of ‘What Have You Brought For Us? Confronting the Hidden Dangers of Money in Missions’.

Here is the issue blurb, which sets the scene:

‘This issue of MF is your opportunity to learn from others the dangers of foreign funds in missions. In the West we often think that money can solve all problems, but in reality no amount of money can replace the hard work, ingenuity and innovation of people. Foreign money not only does not speed up the spread of the gospel, it actually hinders it as it discourages the people being reached from taking personal ownership of the process of making disciples and planting churches. A question for us as Jesus followers is, “How do you motivate and encourage people to make disciples and plant churches?” Some think money is the answer, but as you will read in this issue of MF, money is often a disincentive to what we want to see in ministry.’

The issue is available here, from where individual articles can be downloaded, and the entire issue can be downloaded as a pdf here.

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