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Here is a list of Web sites related to Christian mission and mission studies. The list of links is periodically updated from a database kept by Steve Hayes E-mail:

The Southern African Missiological Society does not necessarily approve of the contents of the web pages at those sites. The names and descriptions of sites are given as they were entered by the people who submitted the sites to the database.

The list is in two sections. The first section is for specifically missiological links to web sites dealing with mission studies. The second section is for more general mission links.

Index
An index of all the pages on the SAMS web site
Home
The home page of the SAMS web site
About SAMS
Information about the aims and objects of SAMS and how one may become a member.
Missionalia
The Southern African Missiological Society publishes the journal Missionalia three times a year, with articles, reviews and abstracts dealing with Christian mission.
African Independent Churches
African Initiated Churches (AICs) are the fastest-growing Christian groups in many parts of Africa. This page gives some introductory information about them, a list of AIC researchers, and links for some articles where more information can be found.
Missological discussion forums
There are several electronic forums for discussing missiological topics. These are available both as e-mail mailing lists or as BBS echo conferences.

Links to mission-related web pages in Africa and around the world.
Making contact with SAMS
You may find more information about how to get in touch with the committee on the SAMS information page. You may use the following addresses for e-mail enquiries:

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Missiological links

  1. African Initiated Churches - research - A contact point for people doing research into African Initiated Churches, also known as African Independent Churches, African Indigenous Churches and African Instituted Churches or AICs, including Ethiopian and Zionist denominations in Southern Africa. The page has a register of AIC researchers E-mail to: Steve Hayes
  2. Articles from Missionalia on the Web - Missionalia, the journal of the Southern African Missiological Society, publishes articles relating to Christian mission. A selection of articles from previous issues is available on the Web, and this page has links to them. They deal with Christian mission, evangellism, church planting, inculturation, contextual, liberation and feminist theology, anthropology, social justice, healing (especially medical missions, and the social impact of Aids and other sexually-transmitted diseases), and related topics. E-mail to: Steve Hayes
  3. Global Mapping International - GMI is a non-profit, Christian mission agency dedicated to the task of making strategic mission information accessible and usable for the purpose of assisting the Body of Christ in decision-making. Our primary focus is on ministry in the 2/3 World. This site has been created to help ministries discover GMI's resources, as well as point them to other helpful resources that are accessible on the Internet. E-mail to: Mark Patterson
  4. Henry Martyn Centre - Henry Martyn Centre promotes the study of mission and world Christianity through library and internet resources, seminars and other events in Cambridge (UK). The HMC website provides a focus for the growing interest in mission studies in Cambridge and links this with other institutions around the world. HMC is an associate institute of the Cambridge Theological Federation and is a foundational resource for teaching and research projects in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. E-mail to: Kirsteen Kim
  5. Le Fait Missionnaire - Academic journal on the history and heritage of missions. Issues on Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, theory, etc. Published at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, by Prof. Klauspeter Blaser. E-mail to: Eric Morier-Genoud
  6. Rev. Daniel N. Harmelink, Lutheran Society for Missiology - A list service concerned with support and encouragement of international missions. Official purpose statement and description is sent to subscribers of MISSIO. Subscription is open to anyone involved in Christian missions. This is an non-moderated list service.
  7. Post-Perestroika mission in Russia - An article on post-perestroika Christian mission in Russia, from a Protestant point of view, with views on some of the mistakes made by Protestant missionaries in Russia, and the way forward for Russian missions.
  8. Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS) - A society for those engaged in the study of Christian mission and all aspects of missiological research, especially in Southern Africa. Its journal Missionalia, published 3 times a year, contains missiological abstracts from a wide range of journals. The web page contains links to missiological articles and also to other sites dealing with mission and missiology. E-mail to: Secretary

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Missiology blogs

Some blogs (weblogs) that have missiological information. Blogs are personal web sites where the blogger writes a kind of journal, or articles on various topics. The following blogs have some missiological content, or are written by missiologists. Not every posting will necessarily be on missiology, but most blogs have a way of searching for relavant articles using keywords.

  1. Journeys in between - "In Celtic mythology, the in-between places were those places of transition, neither one thing, nor the other. Doorways, shorelines, the forest's edge, dusk and dawn are a few examples. These were the places of power, where the extra-ordinary was possible, and where the bonds of reality and the every-day were shed." Journeys In Between is a journal of my own experiences between different worlds, as an evangelical Christian asking what I can learn from esoteric movements like Wicca, NeoGnosticism, Yoga and Zen - and what spirited wisdom Jesus may have to offer in response.
  2. Missions and theology - A missionary from the Philippines working in Thailand, reflections on mission, mission theology and missiology.
  3. Notes from underground - The main aim of this blog is to interpret the Christian Order in the light of current affairs, philosophy, literature and the arts -- and vice versa. So it's about ideas. Social, political and religious comment. Links, notes on people, places, events, books, movies etc. And mainly a place where I can post half-baked ideas in the hope that other people, or the passing of time, will help me to bake them. E-mail to: Steve Hayes

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General mission links

  1. Africa Inland Mission International - Africa Inland Mission International - A non-denominational evangelical sending agency involved in teaching, outreach, medical ministries, community development, and church planting. Our web site has information on AIM's work in Africa, possible ministry opportunities, project needs, the Adopt-A-People Program, and more... E-mail to: Mark Bardwell
  2. African Enterprise - African Enterprise is a non-profit International, Christians Missions Organisation. OUR MISSION STATEMENT IS "EVANGELISING THE CITIES OF AFRICA THROUGH WORD AND DEED, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CHURCH." E-mail to: Mark Manley
  3. African Initiated Churches - research - A contact point for people doing research into African Initiated Churches, also known as African Independent Churches, African Indigenous Churches and African Instituted Churches or AICs, including Ethiopian and Zionist denominations in Southern Africa. The page has a register of AIC researchers E-mail to: Steve Hayes
  4. African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories Website - A free, ecumenically run Internet Website based in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa to help promote research on, writing on and the practical use of African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories and other forms of African Oral Literature especially in teaching, preaching, social outreach and the contextualization and inculturation of Christianity in Africa. Includes Biblical parallels to African Proverbs and an African Proverbs E-mail Discussion List. E-mail to: Rev. Joseph G. Healey, M.M.
  5. The American Chesterton Society - The mission of the American Chesterton Society is to extend the influence of G.K. Chesterton by promoting an interest in his writings, primarily among a new generation of readers unfamiliar with the man and his work.
  6. Articles from Missionalia on the Web - Missionalia, the journal of the Southern African Missiological Society, publishes articles relating to Christian mission. A selection of articles from previous issues is available on the Web, and this page has links to them. They deal with Christian mission, evangellism, church planting, inculturation, contextual, liberation and feminist theology, anthropology, social justice, healing (especially medical missions, and the social impact of Aids and other sexually-transmitted diseases), and related topics. E-mail to: Steve Hayes
  7. Articles on Orthodox Christian mission - Articles on Orthodox Christianity, designed to answer some of the questions that non-Orthodox often ask about Orthodoxy. Some of these articles were originally published on the Suite101 web site, but the Orthodox section there has been "retired", so the Orthodox links there are no longer being maintained. Articles include topics like "Ikons or idols", "Orthodoxy and Antisemitism", and many more. E-mail to: Methodius
  8. Bethany Christian Services (BCS) - BCS is a non-profit organization with a mission to protect and enhance the lives of children and individuals through professional social services like int. and dom. adoption, counseling (pregnancy+family) foster care and a 1-800-BETHANY hotline. E-mail to: Paul Kortman
  9. Big World Ventures - BWV is an international Christian Missions outfit that leads teams of teenagers and youth groups on short-term cross-cultural mission outreaches. They also have several dynamic youth evangelists available for meetings with youth groups, schools, and churches. Big World Outfitters provides resources and tools for youth ministry, t-shirts, etc., as well as outdoor adventure sports gear. E-mail to: David Wolfe
  10. Canadian Sunday School Mission,CSSM Ministries - CSSM Ministries operates 42 Bible Camps and has 150 Missionaries. across Canada. E-mail to: Neil Trudel
  11. Christian Medical Fellowship - A UK based fellowship of 4,500 Christian doctors and 1,000 medical students with aims of evangelism, promoting Christian ethics, publishing Christian medical literature, supporting medical mission and medical students. E-mail to: Peter Saunders
  12. Christian Network Links for Africa - A Web page of links to other Christian Web sites and network resources in Africa - many of them compiled from this list. Makee this your first stop in lookng for Christian links in or to Africa. It includes local churches, theological seminaries, mission organizations, a list of BBSs in Africa with Christian connections and much more. E-mail to: Steve Hayes
  13. Council for World Mission (CWM) - CWM is a community of 32 churches worldwide committed to God's mission. E-mail to: Nick Sireau
  14. Decani Monastery, Serbia - The Decani monastery goes back a long way, and yet is also active in mission and evangelism, with thousands of people being baptised in recent years. E-mail to: Fr. Sava
  15. Evangelical Seminary of Southern Africa - ESSA offers practical theological training at degree and diploma levels in three major areas of study: Cross-cultural missions, Congregational Ministry and the Church and Development. Our programmes are fully accredited by ACTEA and we have been in existence since 1980. ESSA's campus is in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. E-mail to: Harold le Roux
  16. Global Horizons Inc. - Global Horizons Inc. is an educational agency committed to evangelism, education and reconciliation among ethnic communities in the USA and around the world. Dr. Klem has been active in missions in Africa since 1996, and currently teaches Missions at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN, USA. You can visit Bethel on the internet at www\bethel.edu\ E-mail to: Dr. Herb Klem, Ex. Dir. Pres. Rev. Ralph Hammond
  17. Global Mapping International - GMI is a non-profit, Christian mission agency dedicated to the task of making strategic mission information accessible and usable for the purpose of assisting the Body of Christ in decision-making. Our primary focus is on ministry in the 2/3 World. This site has been created to help ministries discover GMI's resources, as well as point them to other helpful resources that are accessible on the Internet. E-mail to: Mark Patterson
  18. GOSHEN: Global Online Service Helping Evangelize Nations - GOSHEN is both a comprensive directory/search engine for Christian links (including missions) as well as an Internet Presence Provider that offers free web space to Christian organizations. Resources can be added to the GOSHEN database freely and will soon have the capability to be full-text search (i.e. in the InfoSeek style). E-mail to: Bob Rudis
  19. Gospel Films, Inc. - An alliance of online Christian organizations including Back to the Bible, Children's Bible Hour, Children's Sonshine Network, Christian Camping International/USA, Christian History Institute, Christian Schools International, Coalition for Christian Colleges & Universities, Denver Seminary, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Gospel Films Inc., Greater Europe Mission, High Ground, Institute of Theological Studies, International Bible Society, InverVarsity Christian Fellowship, InterVarsity Press, Latin America Mission, Luis Palau Evangelistic Association, Mission Network News, Mission Possible, The Navigators, Overseas Ministries Study Center, RBC Ministries, Ligonier Ministries, Ron Hutchcraft Ministries Inc., Words of Hope, Youth For Christ, Youth Specialties, and Youth Unlimited. E-mail to: Duane Smith
  20. Greater Grace World Outreach Missions Dept. - Our church is unique, in that we operate with a missionary emphasis. We believe that to properly honor the Great Commission, we have the obligation to disciple people and send out missionaries into all the world. Our aim is to establish new churches and then develop nationals to be raised up and sent to Bible College, with the end result of turning the churches over to national pastors. E-mail to: Pastor John Collins
  21. Handclasp International - A site and series of links dealing with Media and Holistic Development. The autor is concerned that we, as mission minded people understand how TV communicates in order to use it more effectively in the unfinished task. E-mail to: Daniel Henrich, Media Consultant
  22. Hayes family home page - Personal home page of the Hayes family (Steve, Val, Bridget, Simon, Jethro) of Pretoria, South Africa. We are members of the Orthodox Church, and our Web pages have links to other sites with things we are interested in - theology, Christian mission, literature, soccer etc. E-mail to: Steve Hayes
  23. Henry Martyn Centre - Henry Martyn Centre promotes the study of mission and world Christianity through library and internet resources, seminars and other events in Cambridge (UK). The HMC website provides a focus for the growing interest in mission studies in Cambridge and links this with other institutions around the world. HMC is an associate institute of the Cambridge Theological Federation and is a foundational resource for teaching and research projects in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. E-mail to: Kirsteen Kim
  24. Imara Ministry Foundation - Mission based in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa encouraging and training village leaders in Northern Tanzania. ETF also works with film evangelism and aid work such as orphan assistance, food & AIDS teaching. E-mail to: Mike & Lyndall Rothery
  25. An independent group of Orthodox people - This site is dedicated to Ukrainian Orthodox Christianity and its historic religious and cultural expression in the life of the Ukrainian people since the Baptism of Kyivan Rus' by St Volodymyr the Great of Kyiv. Come join us as we review the grand panorama of traditions and contemporary issues specific to Ukrainian Orthodoxy as a lived faith experience, then and now. Whether you are of Ukrainian background or not, you are invited to share and participate in the riches of Kyivan Christianity. This site is an independent site which is not affiliated with any particular Church jurisdiction. Its purpose is to act in a supportive role for the mission and witness of Ukrainian Orthodoxy, in Ukraine and the Diaspora. E-mail to: Lavrenti Lozowy
  26. Inserv - Information on short-term mission opportunities available (especially) to people from Southern Africa. E-mail to: Jacques Smit
  27. Interserve - The site describes Interserve International, presents the statement of faith and a statement of the aims of Interserve, and provides contact information and e-mail links for Interserve's national councils around the world. E-mail to: David Housholder
  28. Jesus Alive Ministeries International - 1982 Peter & Ann Pretorius established Jesus Alive Ministries with the purpose of reaching the lost with the precious gospel of Jesus Christ. During the first 15 years, through close to 100 gospel crusades, they have witnessed over 4.5 million people respond to the invitation to receive Jesus. From the first crusade in Sabie, South Africa where 733 decisions were recorded, to Mbuji-Mayi in Zaire, 12 years later where 380 000 decisions were recorded, God has taken this ministry into Mozambique, Vendaland, Botswana,Angola, Zaire, Swaziland, Namibia, Malawi, Zambia and overseas to USA, UK, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Greece and Norway. With a team of dedicated mission workers, they are now recording an average of over 500 000 decisions each year E-mail to: Llano Vorster
  29. Jesus Army (Jesus Fellowship Church) - The Jesus Army is a UK-based evangelical Church with a charismatic emphasis. Drop by and check out *Streetpaper* -- the e-zine with news, views and reviews, for saints and sinners alike. With special 'Jesus Explosion' section on Christian Revival today and interviews with key Christian leaders. E-mail to: John Campbell
  30. Le Fait Missionnaire - Academic journal on the history and heritage of missions. Issues on Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, theory, etc. Published at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, by Prof. Klauspeter Blaser. E-mail to: Eric Morier-Genoud
  31. LifeLine Ministries - LifeLine Ministries is a network of churches from the UK, US, Southern & Western Africa, and Eastern Europe. We are committed to working together through God-given relationships. This is worked out by: church planting, training, developing and providing resources for establishment & growth of churches, literature distribution, relief and aid projects. Projects include one working with children traumatised by war in Sierra Leone. E-mail to: Lisa Webb
  32. Marion Medical Mission - Marion Medical Mission supports shallow wells, churches, schools and the Embangweni Mission Hospital in northern Malawi. It is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA and works with CCAP (Church of Central African Presbyterian). All funds go directly to mission, there are no overhead expenses. E-mail to: Tom Logan
  33. Maryland Bible College & Seminary - Maryland Bible College & Seminary is a unique Bible College. It is part of a worldwide missions-intensive ministry with experience in over 100 countries across the world! Come, learn the Bible in all the accuracy and power of precise, life-giving teaching. Enjoy the fellowship of a vibrant church every single day of school. And when you're done, we'll show you how to practice and preach all across the world. E-mail to: Pastor John Collins
  34. Mission Media Productions Inc. - MMPI is a non-profit ministry producing videos for and about missionaries. Videos are both informative and promotional. See web site for details. E-mail to: Robert Kelly
  35. Operation Mobilisation - Site for the Ministry of Opeartion Mobilisation E-mail to: Tim Wright
  36. Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania - From 1967 to 1991 Albania was the world's first an only atheist state. All religion was strictly forbidden. All churches were closed or destroyed. And yet the Orthodox Church in Albania has had an amazing resurrection under the leadership of Archbishop Anastasios Yannoulatos. E-mail to: Fr Luke Veronis
  37. Post-Perestroika mission in Russia - An article on post-perestroika Christian mission in Russia, from a Protestant point of view, with views on some of the mistakes made by Protestant missionaries in Russia, and the way forward for Russian missions.
  38. Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS) - A society for those engaged in the study of Christian mission and all aspects of missiological research, especially in Southern Africa. Its journal Missionalia, published 3 times a year, contains missiological abstracts from a wide range of journals. The web page contains links to missiological articles and also to other sites dealing with mission and missiology. E-mail to: Secretary
  39. St Stephen the First Martyr Orthodox Church - E-mail to: Fr Mark Hodges
  40. St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church - Homepage for St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church, Danville, CA E-mail to: Doug King
  41. Tanzania Africa Inland Church Youth (TAICY) - Christian Mission E-mail to: CHURCH YOUTH MINISTRY
  42. Teachers For Africa - Training teachers in a Christian world view with an emphasis on God, government, and education, specifically with an African context. Located in Namibia, Southern Africa with YWAM. E-mail to: John Hunter
  43. Touchstone Magazine: A Journal of Mere Christianity - Touchstone is a Christian journal, conservative in doctrine and eclectic in content, with editors and readers from each of the three great divisions of Christendom -- Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox. The mission of the journal and of its publisher, the Fellowship of St. James, is to provide a place where Christians of various backgrounds can speak with one another on the basis of shared belief in the fundamental doctrines of the faith as revealed in Holy Scripture and summarized in the ancient creeds of the Church. E-mail to: Kenneth Tanner
  44. WWW.EPISCOPALIAN.ORG - WWW.EPISCOPALIAN.ORG is an internet site wholly devoted to Anglican/Episcopal ministries, organizations, and missions agencies. E-mail to: The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Munday
  45. Youth with a Mission International - YWAM is an interdenominational mission based in over 120 nations with over 10,000 full time workers. YWAM also has many short term students and participants in outreach programmes. E-mail to: Paul Filidis or Mike Stevens

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