Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who will benefit from reading On Being the Antioch of Asia?
While this book emerged from a case study research about partnership in missions, I beleive that many stakeholders in missions will benefit from reading the book:
Why were so many chapters written in narrative form (the 12 "Conversations")?
It was my privilidge to speak to so many amazing people in the Singapore missions community that early in my research, I had already decided that I wanted to share what I was learning. I also wanted to communicate the "variety" of opinions which were emerging - those which applauded what we were doing in our missions movement and those which called for some adjustments. Each voice is important and many of the ones I included in the book represent some of the "ah ha" moments I had during my study. I hope you will be as blessed as I was, as you listen in on these conversations.
Why did the study focus on Singapore?
Singapore happens to be my base of ministry at the moment, but it has some qualities which make it an idea subject for a case study that I beleive will not only inform the Asian missions movement, but the global missions movements also:
How valid is the Antioch of Asia title to Singapore?
There is some difference of opinion about this, but one thing that became clear to me is that everybody I interviewed knew about the alledged mandate to be the Antioch of Asia. Some people felt strongly that the title has been given by the Lord to drive us to be a strategic centre for missions in Asia. Others felt that the title was valid but also felt that we had not yet lived up to the call. Others still, were cynical about the title and felt that it was not relevant to how we outworked our national missions call.