Without the incarnation of Christ, we could not know the Father. Christians follow Christ’s example when they intentionally enter into the lives of their neighbors, identify with them and seek to bring the message and love of Jesus Christ. This lifestyle looks different depending on the context, but it can be described as incarnational ministry.
An Unexpected Gift
God works in the unexpected. Through God’s design, Lily’s family is a witness in their unreached community. Through them, God displays His heart that all people would come to repentance.
Help for the Vulnerable
We soon learned that human trafficking is a symptom of a broken society. Preventing it would require igniting change in multiple areas simultaneously. This understanding eventually led us to start a nonprofit, Good Bureau, focused on investing in young Romanian change-makers. These leaders would then bring change in their chosen spheres: job creation, working with broken families, providing housing. In reducing vulnerabilities, they could help combat human trafficking.
Alan MacDonald: Globally Engaged
With a wealth of experience in global missions and foreign relations, Alan MacDonald is a valuable member of MDE’s Board of Directors. His passion and commitment to incarnational ministry resonate with MDE’s mission.
Our Forum for Witness
I came to faith through the example and the faithful witness of Shannon and William. I am convinced of the potential for witness inherent in the marketplace because it is a part of my faith journey.
Committed to Authenticity
As an organization, MDE is committed to authenticity. We strive to fulfill the promises we make to both our volunteers and our members. That means we are careful not to over-promise. We would prefer to over-deliver. Some blue suits were never made to help you fly.
Warren Janzen: SENDing Professionals
Warren Janzen was a part of the MDE launch, and remains an integral member of the Board of Directors. Warren is passionate about missions to unreached communities, and he understands the needs of missions workers globally. In bringing his missiological experience to the MDE Board, he joins a team of business development experts, ministry veterans, and professionals from around the world.
The Intersect of Business and Mission
Despite decades of dialog about business as mission (BAM), it is still difficult for many people to understand that you can do real missions and have a real business at the same time.
When a Business Loss Becomes Gain
My training was in church and nonprofit business, but when I reached North Africa, starting a church was out of the question. So for-profit business became the natural way to impact the community. This had not been my plan, but the more I became involved in business, the more I realized my previous church-based objectives of spreading the gospel and strengthening disciples were still appropriate in the business context.
Finding New Life
A recent report from Asia illustrates how community development ventures and churches can partner together to reach those in society that would otherwise be unreached by traditional church ministry.