Articles on ◊ mission ◊

September 2016

Mandarin Ministry in Metro Toronto

Mandarin ministry in Metro Toronto has gone through three phases. It began in the early 1990s, flourished from the year 2000, and has reached a plateau since 2010. Since most Mainland Chinese have an atheist … Read the full article

July 2012

The Hopefulness and Helpfulness of an Exilic Paradigm

The growing marginalization of the church in Canada is well documented. At one time the church occupied a role near the centre of power in Canadian life. There once was a day … Read the full article

December 2010

“O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here, until the Son of God appears. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel”. (O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, 12th century Latin

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November 2010

Leadership is a complex and multi-dimensional phenomenon. While the missional paradigm is not leader-centric—rather, “every disciple is to be an agent of the Kingdom of God” (Hirsch, “Defining Missional”)—leadership is nevertheless indispensable to living out the calling of the church. … Read the full article

September 2010


For many years the evangelical church in Canada has seen itself as passionate about mission. We have sent large sums of money overseas to support international missions while at home the local church seldom moved outside of its own … Read the full article