I am frequently asked Now Mike what is it that you DO in your role at the Health for All Nations?
It’s never a quick conversation unless it’s one of those elevator encounters that end in a matter of seconds or at most a minute. And the person asking doesn’t really have time to listen to the entire explanation. But if I do have the time I explain more about what we at Health for All Nations are called to DO and BE. We say we create spaces for missions innovators to collaborate in order to catalyze kingdom movements of health and wholeness among the nations. Most reactions are quite positive but on occasion I’ll have someone say I have not idea what that means. These are usually business minded people whose primary question is “What’s the output from you work.” Isn’t that the American way of thinking? What do you do to justify your existence and the existence of your organization? I’d like to give an example of an output from a dream we have had for some time.
Our dream was to be allowed to develop a new Issue Network within the Lausanne Movement. We felt it would be of great benefit to have an Issue Network that dealt with health related mission. So using our model, this is how we proceeded:
This is the blog for the Best Practices in Global Health Mission division of the Center for the Study of Health in Mission. It is a space for all who are interested in sharing opinions, ideas and best practices having to do with Christ centered health related ministry.