Our observation is that the 18th century model of mission, where western missionaries would travel to unreached parts of the world with the full financial support of their western churches, needs to be upgraded for the 21st century:
- First, there are an increasing number of closed countries, especially in the “10/40 window” and the Muslim world where Christian missionaries are not allowed and even persecuted.
- Second, the effectiveness of western missionaries is limited, considering all the cultural limitations [food, language, sanitary conditions, etc.] and negative perceptions.
- Third, we are witnessing a decline in financial generosity from traditional Christendom for non-exotic and non-dramatic missionary work.
- Fourthly, a traditional missionary approach sometimes deprives the missionary of a credible social platform, and may even temp him/her to serve for the wrong motives.
In the same spirit, we would like to establish a business-training program for individuals who have a background and/or a calling for Christian ministry work. The combined, international experience of Christian East Missions, Emanuel University of Oradea, The Griffiths School of Management and Swiss Create, could and should be leveraged to train individuals to become “Preacher-Teachers” for God’s Kingdom.
There is the opportunity to get involved in this project within our business incubator program, please contact us here.