Effective mission can look very different from place to place and at Church Mission Society we are very committed to taking different cultures and contexts seriously.
But training and study naturally form part of our mission commitment all around the world – and provide an ideal situation for mutual learning, as we hear from Berdine van den Toren.
We also meet someone who is working in India to facilitate theological training for all sorts of people who would not otherwise have access to it – and hear about the transforming effect it has.
And we turn to the Middle East and to our mission partners Nabil and Sarah Shehadi, who are the coordinators for Alpha in the Levant region, from Syria around the east coast of the Mediterranean. They run Alpha and Marriage courses, and train others to run them.