In the previous posts, we have shared about the practical impacts on missions of NZ as an Ends-of-the-Earth Country.
First, missionaries have been coming to New Zealand through the migrant workers.
Second, the need to send missionaries to local international communities around NZ.
In this post, we will talk about the third implication, which is seeing a multi-ethnic church doing missions together in local international communities and overseas.
I have mentioned this in another post (Slide 6) and I would like to share again how the Baptist mission started in our home province, Iloilo, Philippines.
In 1898, Braulio Manikan, a Filipino living in Spain converted to Baptist Christianity through Eric Lund, a Swedish missionary.
They started the Baptist mission in the province of Iloilo, Philippines in 1900. This resulted in the formation of the Convention Baptist denomination three decades later.
Based on the latest statistics, the Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches has 879 churches and 600,000 members.
Yes, it all started in Spain through a Swedish missionary doing the mission to a Filipino and then doing missions together in the Philippines.
So, applying this in our local church situation, I came up with the missions diagram below:
The Multicultural Church Missions Model
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