WHY THIS BOOK?
The discussion about the relationship between mission agencies and local churches is by no means new. However, On Being the Antioch of Asia looks at this question through Asian lenses with an analysis of the Singapore missions system.
Singapore is an incredibly vibrant missions environment and local churches have the means and the motivation to launch out alone in missions. This is genuinely good news because we glimpse the potential of when the whole church is mobilised to bring the whole gospel to the whole world. However, this research looks at what happens when ownership is accompanied by independence.
The voices of a broad variety of church leaders, missions leaders, missionaries, and other stakeholders give a remarkably cohesive picture of what is happening in our missions system. The analysis lays a foundation for further dialogue and a road-map for Asian misisons (and beyond).