Let’s get something straight. The question is not about Short-Term missions trips or those that go on them. It’s about those who have been called out and sent by God to a particular place, for an indeterminate amount of time, outside of their own context. Statements like:
“Staying is the new Going,”
“There’s plenty of mission work to be done right here.”
“Every place is becoming cross-cultural, so why “go” anywhere?
barely capture the apparently aggressive wave of attitudes towards ‘traditional’ missions and missionaries. Further, “Training people to become missionaries in their own contexts,” is superseding “Training people to become missionaries in whatever context they find themselves in.”
What’s going on? Is There A Full Frontal Assault On Christian Missionaries by ‘Missional’ Christians?
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