A "Tentmaking" Mission

A "Tentmaking" Mission

At Traverse we want to be tentmakers like the Apostle Paul. But not in the way you are thinking. The fact that Paul worked as a tentmaker is usually used as a metaphor for missionaries running a business to provide for or supplement their financial needs and build a platform in a new context. That is what “tentmaking” usually means in Christian circles. That’s not what I’m talking about today.  Let’s deconstruct this idiom!

Revolution in World Missions

Revolution in World Missions

There’s an idea that makes the rounds in missions circles every so often. It comes up when churches get excited about doing mission in their own communities and it comes up when we look at some of the imperialistic mistakes that have been made in missions in different parts of the world. It’s a concept that’s been around a while. I’m sure you’ve heard it.