There is a new mission agency on the block and their stuff is excellent!
Although GIA (Global Interaction) sounds like an insurance company they are actually the rebadged and revamped ABMS (Australian Baptist Mission Society). Its not often a rebranding comes off so well, but I have to say I am really impressed with what these guys do.
Their mission statement is ‘to empower communities to develop their own distinctive ways of following Jesus.” Its simple but also subversive. Most people don’t quite ‘get’ the implications of such an idea, but they like the sound of it.
These guys do some pretty radical experimental mission and would be right up there as a first pick for an organisation to align with if we ever get the sense of heading overseas.
The clip is from a DVD that arrived the other day. Ben Catford and the crew at Room 3 have done a brilliant job compiling a really insightful, interesting and often very funny collection of clips. This isn’t your old time misho stuff. This is top notch. And the clip captures some of the heart of GIA – don’t get lost in the humour as its actually quite a powerful clip!