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This paper explores the uses of the phrase “from everywhere to everywhere” as an unofficial motto by The United Methodist Church’s General Board of Global Ministries. It first surveys the usage of the term in the broader Christian context. It then examines ways in which the motto’s usage at Global Ministries recognizes changes but also remains aspirational in two areas: recruitment and deployment of mission personnel and finances and structures of mission agencies. It also notes that while the phrase is sometimes used in the broader context to refer to the United States as a mission field, this usage is not prominent at Global Ministries. The paper concludes that while mission agencies must necessarily be informed by wider missiological trends, their finite nature will make them limited in their ability to fully implement these trends.
Working Papers of the American Society of Missiology Vol 5
Conversations on the Future of Mission
First Fruits Press
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Christianity | Missions and World Christianity
Scott, David W., "From Everywhere to Everywhere" (2018). Papers. 146.