Historically, the gospel has mostly been spread throughout the world by Western missionaries. A gospel message that is true has been presented, but it can feel like the religion of another people. Mission ONE creates training materials for both our partners and the Western population that helps shift this narrative to embrace a localized cultural context. When leaders learn to understand the Bible in terms of honor and shame, they present the gospel in ways that connect to all aspects of their community’s lives. Our partners are transforming communities with Christ at the center of their work because the gospel no longer feels like someone else’s story.
The Ethiopia Team is made up of a consortium of teams led by Negash Gemeda, largely focused on mentoring and training other missionaries in the region. Discipling an entire network of missionaries, creating a cascade model, allows this large team to have an impact on a grand scale. Our partnership with the Ethiopia Team began in 2000.