We believe that Jesus challenged His disciples to be aware of what was going on around them (Luke 12:56) and to respond to changing times from His perspective, rather than seeing things through their own human understandings.
We believe that the Church’s response (or non-response) to critical global events has an undeniable impact, for better or worse. Central Asia today serves as a tragic reminder of what could have been, had the Western Church made the most of the ‘open door’ when the Iron Curtain fell – this former communist (USSR) region is now mostly under Islamic rule and influence.
What other opportunities will the Church miss today if Christians are not aware of what is happening around us?
To this end, we encourage Christians and churches to think critically about certain questions that are not often asked, such as:
- How will a shift in global Christianity change missions?
- What is the current global position of Islam, the only other religion with a ‘world vision’?
- What opportunities has the Arab Spring opened for missions? What doors has the Arab Spring closed?
- How will freedom in China determine the growth of Christianity in this country, strategically positioned to become the world’s greatest sending nation?
- How are nuclear weapons in the Middle East related to religious agendas?
- What role does the persecuted church play in global Christianity today?
- Are we ‘doing missions’ for the sake of doing missions, or do our activities reflect a world in change?
WHAT WE OFFER
A WORLD IN MOTION
A World in Motion is a bi-weekly, 4-page news update, highlighting the most important current global news from a Christian perspective.
Initiatives that invite people to get involved in strategic nations by supporting believers and missionaries.
A WORLD IN CONTEXT
Seminars that can be tailor-made to suit the needs of your church or group. Topics include: A Biblical Global Analysis, Significant Trends, Current World Hotspots & Fruitful Approaches to Evangelism
PRAY FOR THE NATIONS
Weekly prayer material offered to churches, small groups and individuals who want to pray strategically in response to world news.
FOCUSED PLANNING MEETINGS
Time spent with church leaders, mission committees and organisations developing strategic mission approaches and assisting with mission planning and projects.
COMMISSIONED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Specific focused research done in response to requests from churches, organisations and individuals.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Nicene Creed is a summary of what Christians believe. Below is a translation of the Nicene Creed as it appears in a Lutheran hymnal. At INcontext Ministries, we share this conviction and believe our actions, programmes and lives should reflect and display the Glory of God in every way. Our vision is a Kingdom vision and our mission is to see His name glorified, His Kingdom come and His purposes being fulfilled.
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, light from light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation , he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy universal and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.