When we read mission stories, whether old or new, we are inspired by the excitement and adventure of missionary life. We are captivated every time the missionaries’ jaw-dropping adventures are punctuated by awe-inspiring miracles and divine interventions. Somehow we come to the conclusion that the missionary life is a deeply spiritual experience. Sadly, the reality is that mission life is often more like a spiritual black hole than a spiritual mountaintop. It is so important that missionaries have a wealth of materials available to help keep our spiritual life growing and thriving. To this end, IWM is continually curating a library of podcasts, webinars and other resources to support you and your family in your spiritual journey.
Do we all read the Bible in the same way? Do we all glean the same insights from the Bible? To what extent does our culture impact what we see in the Scripture? What implications does this have to life and service of a missionary?
One of the five key goals for the Institute of World Mission is to help Adventist cross-cultural employees and missionaries think biblically about missions and its needs.