Perspectives

Op-ed articles written by OM leaders on various global mission/Christian issues or topics

Getting back to basics
05-Jul-2018 | International

"The more I look at biblical examples of ministry, the more I see a simple yet profoundly flexible grassroots approach to ministry that compels me to focus on things that really matter," shares Ben.

The missionary posture of needing
07-Jun-2018 | International

"Do we sometimes feel uneasy that our business-as-mission and vocation models are so dependent on the very people that we are trying to reach? Does this make us feel powerless and needy?" asks Seang Pin.

Authenticity costs, but it's priceless
01-May-2018 | International

"Every time we communicate, there is potential to inform and inspire others for mission. Shall we not then covenant to ‘tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth’?" asks Greg Kernaghan.

Embracing our place in the kingdom of God
05-Apr-2018 | International

"Everyone in the kingdom of God is essential to the mission that He has called us to," I'Ching says. "Unfortunately, while we may profess this, often we don’t practise it."

The honour of connection
09-Mar-2018 | International

"How can we honour these 'mothers and fathers' [of OM]," asks David Greenlee. "Inclusion is one way, encouraging their ongoing participation, not forgetting them in our concern."

Changing the trajectory
11-Jan-2018 | International

"Today’s stark reality is that more than 2.8 billion people have not heard this message of hope and transformation—and 57,000 people are added to this number daily. When I heard this, I was deeply impacted, and resolved that I want to be part of changing that trajectory."

Keeping our goals as the priority
14-Dec-2017 | International

"If we are serious about planting churches among the least reached as how we do mission, we must always be willing to question, reconsider and reform our paradigms," says Shaun Rossi.

When caring for the needy means us
01-Nov-2017 | International

"In order to fulfil our mandate, there are several needs we must invest in," says Stephan Bauer.

Polarity: Do we have to choose?
03-Oct-2017 | International

"These same questions keep popping up not because we have not developed satisfactory answers, but because there is no one clear answer to begin with," shares Su-Ling Ng.

Happiness, the least reached and the Global South
25-Aug-2017 | International

"More than anything else in our mobilisation activities (strategy, finance, people, knowledge), we need God," says Julio Moromisato.

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