Podcast produced by staff and students of Cornerstone Bible College for Mission Training
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Dependency in Missions
Unhealthy dependency can be a big issue for mission endeavours. In this episode, Tiago Fonseca interviews Wolfgang Tiedeck and Arjan de Waaij, both staff members at Cornerstone. They share some of their experiences serving overseas and how mission workers should consider the way they serve in order to create healthy and self-sustaining ministries.
Would you like to learn more about this topic? Join one of our short courses at Cornerstone www.cornerstonecollege.eu/short-courses
Wolfgang also recommended a few resources for those interested in reading more about it:
Roots and remedies of the dependency syndrome in world missions, by Robert Reese.
We Are Not the Hero, by Jean Johnson.
Cross-Cultural Partnerships: Navigating the Complexities of Money and Mission, by Mary T. Lederleitner.
Jean Johnson and her organisation have a website with a number of articles on this issue: https://fivestonesglobal.org/
There are two mission journals, free-of-charge, where you can find more information on this topic. Use their search function and type in "dependency" or "Glenn Schwartz" or "Jean Johnson". International Journal of Frontier Missiology (IJFM) - http://ijfm.org/ and Mission Frontiers - http://www.missionfrontiers.org/
What is discipleship? A chat about walking alongside people
This episode has been published and can be heard everywhere your podcast is available.
Who do you DISCIPLE? In our first episode we chat to Mart-Jan van der Maas, a passionate disciple of Jesus who, together with his family, "dream of a movement among youth and young adults in Europe who will take up Jesus’ call to disciple the nations and walk alongside one child each". Mart-Jan is a graduate of Cornerstone and currently serves with www.alongsiderseurope.org.