Craig Greenfield, Subversive Missions

What do missions look like in a post-colonial world? So much of our understanding of missions has been shaped by the way that Euro-Americans have done it for the last several centuries.

“As we broaden our thinking about how we might go into the world, we also need to be wise about the minefields that we’ll be crossing so we can avoid making the same missteps as those who have gone before us. Not doing so would be a tragic irony. When it comes to vulnerable people’s lives, our good intentions do not matter as much as the eventual outcomes,” said Craig Greenfield on the CBF Podcast conversation.

We sat down with the founder and director of Alongsiders International to discuss the healthy shifts he sees in missions conveyed in his new book, Subversive Missions.

“This is an invitation for each of us to wake up and start acknowledging our weaknesses and humbly composting our crap so that it can enrich the earth wherever we are,” challenged Greenfield.

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