Reverse Missions: Lessons from an African Perspective
An African evangelical family with almost two decades of experience in American church leadership reflects on the missions work of immigrants in light of the current state of Christianity in the world. Examples of global outreach and evangelism efforts through short term missions will be discussed, as well as the impact such experiences have on the participants. Highlights will be drawn from Uganda and Ghana short term missions trips by American Christians and what they learned from their experiences.
Casely Essamuah is the Global Missions and Compassionate Outreach Pastor at the Bay Area Community Church in Annapolis, Maryland. Originally from Ghana, he is an ordained minister of the Methodist Church Ghana. He received his Th.D. from the School of Theology at Boston University in 2003. His current research interests include contextualization, over-contextualization, African Christianity, and reverse missions of the majority (or, non-western) world to the western world.