The journey involves finer steps: retreat/trust in God, remembrance-ritual, the vision/illumination, and speaking from experience. The ability to speak in tongues was considered merely “the initial evidence of this experience”. The experience is embodied in the broader sense of becoming an extension of one’s mother community, and this becomes an instrument or means of this community’s lateral growth.
Mission is shaped by the life and experience of the church, both past and present, and this in turn is the function of both the work of the Spirit of God and the interaction of the people of God with their contexts. In line with this position, we examine the impact of Covid-19, highlighting some elements of the global context of mission, trends in world Christianity and mission.