149 articles World Missions

Missionary Qualifications: GUIDELINES FOR FOREIGN AND HOME MISSIONS

This booklet is designed to help elders to evaluate the qualifications for both a home and foreign missionary.  It is  also useful for the churches that sponsor a military chaplain. As the introduction states it is expected that the sending church will use these guidelines with the candidate to determine the suitability of the candidate…

The church as a transformation and change agent

Jerry Pillay | Department of Church History and Church Polity, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa   ABSTRACT This article traces the historical impact of the church in transforming, developing and changing society. It looks at how the church in selected periods in history, mainly in the reformation era, worked towards the transformation…

Mission Without Conquest

Mission Without Conquest: An Alternative Missionary Practice Almost sixty years ago, the Mennonite missionary team working in the Argentine Chaco decided to look for ways to be effective in their ministry while being faithful to Jesus’ lifestyle and teaching. They left behind paternalistic models and “conquering” methods and were liberated from the mindset of forming…

The Role of the Missionaries in conquest

Whatever the differences and conflicts between the various elements among the Europeans, they all had a common aim: the confiscation of the land and the establishment of White supremacy. The preliminary stages of the invasion had been carried out by the Dutch over a Io period during which they had decimated the baThwa and, after…