Global Missiology English, Vol 1, No 17 (2019)

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Missionaries: Aliens, Providers, or Fellow Travelers? - by Alliance for Vulnerable Mission

Alliance for Vulnerable Mission

Abstract


Should the majority world be the target of patronage from rich missionaries? Outside Christian workers who build on foreign presuppositions in work amongst indigenous communities can, especially when foreign funded and using outside languages, be interpreted as riding roughshod over indigenous sensibilities. True empowerment of local people requires getting alongside them. This necessitates vulnerability to their position and context. Such vulnerability can best be achieved if one shares the Gospel using indigenous languages utilising local resources.

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