Gailyn Van Rheenen

Missionary, educator, scholar, and innovator, Gailyn Van Rheenen served fourteen years as a church planter, first in Uganda and then among the Kipsigis people of Kenya, eighteen years as a professor of missions at Harding and Abilene Christian University, and thirteen years as the founder and director of Mission Alive, an organization that trains and partners with American congregations for missional renewal and church planting.

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A Theology of Power

Missionaries and church leaders frequently emphasize power because the worldviews of the cultures in which they minister are…


Encountering Religious Pluralism

Patricia was highly educated and articulate, an attorney by occupation, and a Christian believer — and a fellow…


The Implementation of Missions

Strategy is indispensable to the doing of any task. For example, students cannot do research without many strategy…

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