Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World is a network/ training hub that prepares, equips and encourages pastors and missionaries from the Majority World in Britain as well as help indigenous British Christians and churches understand Christians from the South
Part of the shift that is taking place currently in World mission is the sending of missionaries from the Majority World (Africa, Caribbean, Asia and South America) to Europe and North America. Often these missionaries are not well trained or prepared for the task of mission in Britain and other European countries. In addition, British indigenous Christians do not understand or have a good relationship with Christians from the South. The centre helps British indigenous Christians and Churches and Majority World pastors and missionaries work together in mission.
1. The centre prepares, equips and encourages pastors and missionaries from the Majority World in Britain and other parts of Europe to understand the post-modern secular context of European societies and culture.
2. A second objective is encouraging southern scholarship and publications through books, journals (Missio Africanus Journal is an example) and other forms of academic materials. This is to develop contextual theologies of mission that is practical and help the next generation of mission practitioners from the Majority World.
3. Another objective is helping British indigenous Christians and church leaders understand the mission and theology of Christians from the Majority World so as to improve relationships between both of them. Part of the learning is helping British indigenous Christians understand the background of these missionaries.
1. Lastly, the centre encourages pastors and missionaries who are interested in church planting to find out where a church plant might be needed. This is to avoid several churches being planted in the same proximity. This involves networking and research in making information available in terms of where churches, mission initiatives or projects might be best needed. This is to avoid competition and waste of resources that could be diverted to the right places at the right time.
For more information about the Centre here is the link to the Centre’s website http://www.cmmw.co.uk/