Category Archives: Philosophy of Mission

Philosophy of Mission: Short-Term Mission with Long-Term Commitment

We are closing out the short series on our philosophy of mission with short-term missions. Unfortunately, too often short-term mission trips can focus more on the missionaries than the mission, more on what happens in the short-term than what God … Continue reading

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Philosophy of Mission: Equipping, Not Entitlement

Continuing in our series on our Philosophy of Mission, we are acutely aware of the kind of helping that hurts. One of the greatest challenges we have faced in Haiti in the cross-cultural divide has to do with money, and … Continue reading

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Philosophy of Mission: Church-Centered Partnership

The third aspect of our philosophy of mission focuses on the local church. Ā As an organization comprised of various partners–individuals, churches, business leaders, etc.–we share a common approach that the best way to influence and transform communities in Haiti is … Continue reading

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Philosophy of Mission: Contextualized Mission

Continuing in our series on The Haiti Collective’s philosophy of mission, we are addressing the issue of contextualization, which is communicating the gospel and accomplishing the mission of the church in culturally appropriate and biblically faithful ways. In addition to … Continue reading

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Philosophy of Mission: Indigenous Leadership

How does The Haiti Collective work in Haiti? What is our approach to mission in a third-world country? How are we safeguarding our efforts from paternalism, entitlement, and missional co-dependency? Our first core value speaks to these questions with indigenous … Continue reading

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Philosophy of Mission: Overview

Since 2010, God has opened wide a door for effective ministry in the country of Haiti. The opportunities in this country are simply massive, and at the same time, so are the dangers and challenges. Ministering in a cross-cultural context … Continue reading

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