I have never been a missionary, and I have never been a part of a non-profit, but I understand all too well the effects of Mission Drift.
In this amazing book, Peter Greer and Chris Horst examine “Mission True” and “Mission Untrue” charities, universities, and churches. I was absolutely amazed at the research that went into Mission Drift, and found it to be an easy read that I hated to put down.
I was both inspired and concerned by the message of Mission Drift–I had no idea about the Christian roots of so many businesses, charities, and universities! Yet I found some of the stories to be deeply disturbing. Charities and businesses are simply a conglomeration of people, which means that the decisions I make affect untold numbers of people around the globe.
There were two points that I primarily took away from Mission Drift. First, a false sense of immunity to Spiritual drift makes us even more vulnerable. Our pride becomes one of our greatest stumbling blocks. Second, not all change is bad, and not all change is Spiritual drift. As Christians, we are constantly being sanctified, changed into Christ’s image. Thus, our lives will change– but not necessarily for the bad!
I was truly blessed by Mission Drift. I found it inspiring that the authors had a deep enough concern for the state of church and her charities that they were willing to take a stand to stop the drift into secularization. I would give the book a “B”.
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