6 A Second look: Time to Reboot Agency/Church Relations?
By Gary Corwin
96 In the 20/30 Gap: Opening Ourselves to New Movements, Voices, and Opportunities
By Roy Eyre
102 Voices in the local Church: Confessions of a Recovering Mission Snob
By Don Everts
108 Excellence in Missions: Best Practices from Missio Nexus: Ten Mistakes
Church Planters Can Make
By Robert J. Vajko
8 Patronage, Exemption, and Institutional Policy
By Perry W. H. Shaw
Rule of Law emphasizes truth; patronage emphasizes grace. Only through a balance between the two can the life of Christ be modeled for emerging leaders in our care.
16 Using local Proverbs in Ministry
By Peter Unseth
Why we should use local proverbs in ministry and ways that they can be effectively utilized.
26 How Much Syncretism Is Allowed?
By Lynn D. Shmidt
As mediators of the gospel, we need to critically assess syncretistic/contextual questions in the Church.
36 Heart language, Heart Worship
By Eleonora Scott
God has used heart language to encourage worship in one context. Scott offers principles for those seeking to begin the process.
44 In Search of Community: Islam, Christianity, and MMBs in the Middle
By Roland Muller Learn how one community center is bridging the Christian-Muslim divide.
54 Symposium on Persecution
By J. Keith Bateman. Responses by Patrick Sookhdeo, Carl Moeller, Nik Ripken, and Alex Toorman
Can we put parameters around what we call religious persecution? Five leaders speak out.
64 Transformational Development: lessons from Central Asia
A case study of how small and medium enterprises are positively impacting local communities.
72 That’s Not Fatigue. Dealing with Unresolved Grief
By Frederick Jansohn
When grief goes unresolved, it will eventually deplete our resources until we can no longer function properly. The author shares steps toward renewal.
82 Church Planting in a Week: Implications for long-term Ministry-Bolivia, a Case Study
By Michael Chung with Enzo Saavedra and Mike Jorgensen
One trip changes the way the author sees short-term ministry. The key to effectiveness, he says, lies in three basic ideas.
90 Measuring levels of Restriction and Risk and Determining Appropriate Strategies
By Carlos Diaz
As levels of restrictions on Christians increased, God gave wisdom to continue being a strong witness. Three factors played a significant role.