Migrations, Missions and Diaspora Ministry.
The world is witnessing invasions of peoples and cultures into Europe, Americas, Asia and Africa as a result of harsh economic realities, civil wars, terrorism and instabilities in certain parts of the world. In Nigeria for instance, The migration of northern tribes into the Christian South has created an ’emergency’ for the Church in the South. And from all indications, the Church is ill-prepared to handle effectively this sudden influx of tribes from “the ends of the earth” into her neighbourhood. Instead of seeing the migration of the northern tribes into her orbits as opportunity to fulfill the Great Commission without crossing borders, some are perceiving it as a threat to the Church.
This book, scattered to be Gathered: Ministry to Migrants, attempts to show the workings of God in helping the church in the South to fulfill the Great Commission in reverse by bringing tribes from the ends of the earth into her neighbourhood through migrations. It is charting a new path to missions in Diaspora Ministry which the church of Jesus Christ must respond to now as opportunities now abound to reach the nations in our Jerusalem.
About The author
John Idoko leads a pioneering church planting team among migrants in diaspora in the Christian South. As an author and trainer ( a faculty member of The Oasis Course), he combines traveling, teaching, preaching, training and active writing ministry as part of his missionary tasks.
He and his family serve the Lord under Calvary Ministries (CAPRO).