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1 GlobalShifts - Where are we today - Global Christianity and the way forward -

2 Present Day

3 1.Be Sensitive -The World has changed. 2.Praise God to the change - The Christian World has tipped from Global North to Global South. 3.Be Correctly Informed - The diverse mission challenges & communicating the Gospel. Do we need new tools and new plans? 4.Redefine Partnership - Our understanding of Partnership is changing. 5.Mobilise Missional Workers: Our workforce is changing 6.Become a Global Leader: The Leadership is changing. 7.Take Care as Leaders: Critical for way forward is Care for Missional Leaders and Innovators. Realities of the contemporary World

4 Post-Colonised world Colonised world 1898 The New World

5 Realities of the contemporary World The unfavourable perception of Christianity by the non- followers of Christ Centuries of being colonized to become Independent sovereign Nations changed the dynamics of peoples, mindsets & Nations. National pride; Issues of Dignity; Self-reliance; Revival of old roots, religion & Cultural Identity. Reaction to distance from Colonial Reminders.

6 The world of disturbed- dreamers – Decline of traditional / Career Missionaries & tipping points! Indigenous Missions Training Indigenous Missionaries Overseas Missionaries Declined from 1950s Indigenous Missions1970s Quiet Period – Puzzled Church Leadership, Introspection & Preparation for new mission ventures Sequence of missionary ventures since 1950s onwards - New World with new independent Nations. The newer contemporary missional efforts, New movements, global partners & disturbed-dreamers Free-world from 1950s

7 The world has become globalised & Connected. S o c i a l M e d i a C o n n e c t i o n P a n e l T w i t t e r L i n k e d I n F a c e b o o k P a g e G o o g l e P r o f i l e

8 The world powers are changing. European Financial Crisis China is bailing out Europe in the economic crisis. News Nov BEIJING (AP) The chief of Europes bailout fund visited Beijing on Friday to discuss possible terms for cash-rich China and other global investors to help finance a multibillion-dollar plan to resolve the continents debt crisis. Friday, Oct 28, :30 AM 17:18:15 UTC+0530

9 1.Be Sensitive -The World has changed. 2.Praise God for the change in Christian Presence. - The Christian World has tipped from Global North to Global South. 3.Be Correctly Informed - The diverse mission challenges & communicating the Gospel. Do we need new tools and new plans? 4.Redefine Partnership - Our understanding of Partnership is changing. 5.Mobilise Missional Workers: Our workforce is changing 6.Become a Global Leader: The Leadership is changing. 7.Take Care as Leaders: Critical for way forward is Care for Missional Leaders and Innovators. Realities of the contemporary World The equation is changing

10 MISSIONS IMPACT % Percentage of Protestants in Asia, Africa, and Latin America Paul E. Pierson 1% in % in % in 2010

11 Think! Ponder! Number of Christians have tipped to Global South. [Todd Johnson, Patrick Johnstone, Jason Mandryk & others] Much of the growth came by freak models. [Jenkins] Some growth came from the traditional Mission compound / denominational models & others from popular Christianity. [Jenkins] From now onwards, the theology will be interpreted more from the Global South. [Jenkins]

12 Missions continues to move from East and South: South Korea, Philippines, Latin America, India, Africa, South Africa, China, Singapore The Nigerian Church wants to send 50,000 missionaries back to Jerusalem covering the nations along the way. The Chinese church has a vision to send missionaries through Central Asia back to Jerusalem. Globalization of Missions

13 Church-based Missions Some local churches forged partnership with sending agencies to send their missionaries Some churches R sending missionaries directly Tent-making and volunteerism is on the rise Shorter length of service, frequent visits home Attrition rate is higher at this time for church-sent than agency-sent personnel

14 Mutually affecting the world Global South Global North Sending Countries Receiving Countries Everywhere to Everywhere!

15 Realities of the contemporary World 1.Be Sensitive -The World has changed. 2.Praise God to the change - The Christian World has tipped from Global North to Global South. 3.Be Pragmatic with openness to experiment –There are diverse Evangelistic & Missional Challenges. We may need new tools and new plans. Continuously invite ideas. 4.Redefine Partnership - Our understanding of Partnership is changing. 5.Mobilise Missional Workers: Our workforce is changing 6.Become a Global Leader: The Leadership is changing. 7.Take Care as Leaders: Critical for way forward is Care for Missional Leaders and Innovators.

16 Our Traditional understanding of Unreached peoples Mostly Marginal and fringe groups who were neglected. Even though the missions served a great cause, yet it was in the fringes! Parallel Movement to Government initiatives

17 Cities To impact nations - Our Challenges Influencers Women Youth Global Diaspora Hindus Muslims Literates Affluent Nations Population Growth & Increased Unreached Peoples

18 10/40 window Where is Europe and America? Why only Portugal and not the rest of Europe?

19 ? Why unreached peoples only in 10/40 windows in the poorer section [Developing nations!] of the world? ? Who said only the poor are the unreached? ? How do we define the felt-needs of all peoples? ? Do the non-poor have any felt needs through which to share the Gospel? ? Is the Gospel only to those who respond to the message positively or for all? ? Should there be extraction Evangelism [in mission Compound styles]? ? When do we move people from -5 to -1 to +3? [Refer to Engle Scale!] ? What would influence people [nations] to move from hatred to Christianity to Respecting Christ and to following Christ? [Refer to Engle Scale!]

20 Internally Displaced Persons / IDPs Source: Global IDP Project. Norwegian Refugee Council, Geneva. Source: Joy Tira

21 Refugees Source: UNHCR, 2003 Global Refugee Trends, 2004 Source: Joy Tira

22 International Students Source: UNESCO, Global Education Digest 2004: Comparing Education Statistics Across the World, UNESCO, 2005, Montreal. Source: Joy Tira

23 Countries with the Largest Number of Migrants Source: United Nations, Trends in Total Migrant Stock: The 2003 Revision Source: Joy Tira

24 Today, the MISSION FIELD is on our door steps. What does this mean to us planning on sending missionaries!

25 In the 1 st decade of the 20 th Century, 91.6% were European The Neighborhoods Are Changing The Neighborhoods Are Changing The Change In Immigration [USA] By last decade of the 20 th Century, 77.9% were Asian and Hispanic In 2000, ONE in FIVE spoke a language other than English at home

26 Realities of the contemporary World 1.Be Sensitive -The World has changed. 2.Be thankful - The Christian World has tipped from Global North to Global South. 3.Be Correctly Informed - The diverse mission challenges & communicating the Gospel. Do we need new tools and new plans? 4.Redefining Partnership - Our understanding of Partnership is changing. 5.Mobilise Missional Workers: Our workforce is changing 6.Become a Global Leader: The Leadership is changing. 7.Take Care as Leaders: Critical for way forward is Care for Missional Leaders and Innovators.

27 Global South & North dialogues are beginning to take place in many conversations and thinktanks. Global South Global North

28 Newer relationships have began These Relationships takes energy & genuineness to Preserve!

29 Quote: The Traditional perception of the role of Western Christians [General Global North Perception] The role of todays western missionary is to equip the nationals [natives] for ministry among their nation. Not to start a church. Not just to equip them for pastoral ministry, but how to take the message of Christ cross-culturally that the Mission Dei is accomplished. Dr. Richard Lewis, Banana Missions Versus Mango Missions, Thursday, October Condescending…

30 Quote: Global South North Issues – [General Global South Perception] "...this top down or conspiratorial view, which construes Christian history chiefly in terms of Western initiatives and colonial expansion, is fairly entrenched in the academy throughout the non-Western world. In the non-West, it directly contributes to an impoverished appreciation of the indigenous pre-Christian past as well as a neglect of the rich heritage of local stories and histories outside the direct influence of European missionary actions. -- Jehu J. Hanciles, New Wine in Old Wineskins, 369. ۝ Why do we only talk about Hudson Taylor & William Carey? ۝ Where are the other nationals and contemporary local heroes?

31 American funds for Global evangelisation [Conversation / Correspondence] From: Sas Conradie To: Subject: Re: [Pearl] Pearl Digest, Vol 43, Issue 10 Alliance for Vulnerable Mission Discussion Hi Jim I am trying to follow the different lines of conversation but with a busy schedule it is not always easy. Just one point - it is not just 'poorer' countries that have a dependency problem. I attended a major European evangelical event last week. I was shocked to hear how much European churches and ministries depend on US support. Even German ministries! My impression is that it is much easier for European ministries and churches to ask the US Christians for funding instead of encouraging giving from within their own countries. Somehow there is an underlying current that the US will bail European ministries out, as they did in the Second World War. This has to change. Greetings and blessings Sas

32 ¥ What do we mean by Partnership? ¥ How do we contribute to each other? ¥ How do we feel dignified as equal contributors? ¥ Does partnership mean only contribution of funds or beyond? Who & how do we fund? Can we mutually set up ways for partners to generate funds locally with dignity? Could we stop talking about dependency & Squirm? How do we handle emergency / Calamity needs? Could a missionary / cross-cultural / international personnel work under a local leader? How do we submit to the non-Western leader? The Contemplative Questions on Partnership …

33 Realities of the contemporary World 1.Be Sensitive -The World has changed. 2.Be thankful - The Christian World has tipped from Global North to Global South. 3.Be Correctly Informed - The diverse mission challenges & communicating the Gospel. Do we need new tools and new plans? 4.Redefine Partnership - Our understanding of Partnership is changing. 5.Missional Workers: Our workforce is changing 6.Become a Global Leader: The Leadership is changing. 7.Take Care as Leaders: Critical for way forward is Care for Missional Leaders and Innovators.

34 Realities of the contemporary World Our Traditional workers force is Changing! [Koreans Vs. Philippinos] There is decline in the number of Classical missionaries both in India and elsewhere in the world! What could the Reasons be? …: Are there other ways to mobilize newer people into missions?

35 Realities of the contemporary World 1.Be Sensitive -The World has changed. 2.Be thankful - The Christian World has tipped from Global North to Global South. 3.Be Correctly Informed - The diverse mission challenges & communicating the Gospel. Do we need new tools and new plans? 4.Redefine Partnership - Our understanding of Partnership is changing. 5.Mobilise Missional Workers: Our workforce is changing 6.Become Global Leaders: The Leadership is changing. 7.Take Care as Leaders: Critical for way forward is Care for Missional Leaders and Innovators.

36 Realities of the contemporary World Indians / two Third world leaders are becoming globalised. Corporate companies are training their leaders to be competitive in the globalised world. If the world is the playing field where are the 2/3 rd world Christians in global roundtables and leadership? Where are the global Christian writers recognized in the common media such as V. S. Naipaul or Chetan Bhagat or Shoba De? What hinders Christians to become global leaders both in the mission and in the market places? What are the issues connected to it?

37 Realities of the contemporary World 1.Be Sensitive -The World has changed. 2.Be thankful - The Christian World has tipped from Global North to Global South. 3.Be Correctly Informed - The diverse mission challenges & communicating the Gospel. Do we need new tools and new plans? 4.Redefine Partnership - Our understanding of Partnership is changing. 5.Mobilise Missional Workers: Our workforce is changing 6.Become a Global Leader: The Leadership is changing. 7.Take Care as Leaders: People Care in this new Missonal scenario needs to be redesigned with new kinds of care.

38 1. Care for Mission Leaders 2. Care for Missionaries 3. Care for missionaries Families 4. Care for Missionaries Children 5. Care for the welfare of the missionaries Out of which … 5 areas of MemberCare

39 Critical for way forward is Care for missional Leaders and Innovators. Why CEOs Care ?

40 SYIS Workshop Maintaining Margin 40 Margin (Pages ) Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and earn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30.Over the long haul, one area that causes great pain and damage for crosscultural workers and their families is a failure to maintain margin. Margin is as essential as food, air and water. If we try to go without margin for too long, we begin to wither and dieemotionally, spiritually, and interpersonally. And so do our families and our ministries. Margin is a sufficient reserve of... U Time U Energy C Spiritual energy C Emotional energy C Interpersonal energy C Physical energy U Money...to provide for our needs...and for the needs of others. Consider each aspect of this definition: 1. Sufficient reserve. This means having what we need to handle lifes unplanned and unexpected demands and opportunities. When we live with margin, we have something stored up to provide for ourselves and others when special needs arise. Sufficient doesnt mean we will always have enough time, energy and money to meet the unexpected. Sometimes unplanned events will overwhelm our reserve and leave us depleted. But if our norm is to have margin, we will be able to replenish our reserve in good time, without damaging ourselves and/or others. A reserve is meant to be used in times of need. It isnt for us to selfishly hoard. That means our reserve in each of these areas will normally fluctuate between full and low. When an area of margin begins to get low, we need to consciously plan on how to replenish it. Time spent on good activities that rob us from the best is gone forever. 2. Time. Time is probably the only resource we have that is not renewable. Lost or wasted time can never be recovered. Time spent on good activities that rob us from the best is gone forever. As precious as time is, it seems to be one of the most difficult resources to use wisely. In our modern culture, maintaining a reserve of time is rarely valued. We honor those who fill their schedules to the maximum. To build a sufficient reserve of time requires going against what many others value. It takes resolve, clearly defined priorities, selfdiscipline, and a willingness to say no to demands that constantly confront us Energy. Our energy levels are very important to margin. We need to have a reserve of energy to meet unplanned and unexpected demands and opportunities. Each person has different levels of each kind of energy, and we are unique in what charges our energy batteries and what depletes them. a. Spiritual energy. We who are in full-time Christian service are sometimes in greater danger of depleting our spiritual energy. We may give so much in our ministry to others that we have little left for ourselves and for our family. We must know what replenishes our spiritual energy, and give high priority to maintaining it. Jesus is our example in this. See Luke 5: If our interpersonal energy batteries are drained from being with others, it may be that the spiritual thing to do is to get alone, and recharge ourselves. b. Emotional energy. The stress and demands of our lifestyle tend to deplete us emotionally. We are deeply involved in our ministry, and the consequences of failing are often extremely serious. We face many of the same exhausting challenges Paul described in his second letter to the Corinthians. A few examples are, hardships and pressures (1:8), hard pressed (4:9), troubles (6:4), (hard work and sleepless nights (6:5). Therefore, we must give attention to engaging in whatever helps to renew our emotional energy. c. Interpersonal energy. We dont often think of this, but we can be involved with people so much that we run out of the ability to be with them. Our ministry often puts us in the same relationships Paul described in 1 Thessalonians 2:8: We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives (RSV: our very selves) as well, because you had become so dear to us. Introverts drain their batteries by being with people. Many extroverts have a difficult time understanding this, because they usually get energized by being with people, up to a point. If our interpersonal energy batteries are drained from being with others, it may be that the spiritual thing to do is to get alone, and recharge ourselves. d. Physical energy. This is easy for most of us to recognize, because we know what getting tired physically feels like. However, we also need to be aware of the difference between a healthy tiredness, and an unhealthy, destructive fatigue. If we work hard and get tired, but awake with new energy for the day, we have margin. But if we go through week after week and even month after month in constant exhaustion, and times of rest dont seem to help much, we are living in a dangerous state of having no margin in this area. 4. Money. God may want us to live at times with no margin in finances. We can learn trust and dependence on Him in such times. And yet, it may be that He desires that we would normally live with a money margin. If we believe this is true for us, we need to faithfully ask Him to provide it in His way and His time. Just as with our time and energy, the purpose of having money margin 175 is not only to meet our unplanned needs. With money margin we can also help with the financial needs of others. 5. To provide for our needs and for the needs of others. Obviously, one purpose of having margin is so that we can meet our own needs in the unexpected demands of life. In fact, if we cant meet our own needs, we have nothing to give to others. But having ma

41 The health of an organisation depends upon the well-being of the leader and his / her family Why CEOs Care ?

42 The movement will only grow as much as the leader is able to manage & handle. Why CEOs Care ?

43 To address these CARE issues a global MC Membercare network was formed and active Many regional networks also came into being. WEA MC African Membercare Grouping to carry the vision forward

44 5. NETWORK CARE Catalyze, Consult, Connect 4. SPECIALIST CARE 3. SENDER CARE Recruitment - Retirement All Mission Personnel Pastoral/ Spiritual Physical/ Medical Training/ Career Team Building/ Interpersonal Family/MK Financial/ Logistical Crisis/ Contingency Counseling/ Psychological A BEST PRACTICEMODELOFMEMBERCARE 2. SELF CARE MUTUAL CARE Expatriates & Nationals 1. MASTER CARE © 2000 Kelly ODonnell and Dave Pollock MemberCare / Pastoral Care Paradigm 5. NETWORK CARE Catalyze, Consult, Connect A BEST PRACTICEMODEL

45 It is a continuing saga of thoughts on the furtherance of the most felt issue of membercare across the world. This has direct effect in reaching the world effectively with the Gospel. Why CEOs Care ?

46 Realities of the contemporary World 1.Be Sensitive -The World has changed. 2.Adjust to the reality - The Christian World has tipped from Global North to Global South. 3.Be Correctly Informed - The diverse mission challenges & communicating the Gospel. Do we need new tools and new plans? 4.Redefine Partnership - Our understanding of Partnership is changing. 5.Mobilise Missional Workers: Our workforce is changing 6.Become a Global Leader: The Leadership is changing. 7.Take Care as Leaders: Critical for way forward is Care for Missional Leaders and Innovators.

47 If we are oblivious to the above issues, we will continue to be … Dreamers in a RUT

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