The Historical Index of
Religious Missions lists more than 800 sites providing information
for the study of the proselytisms in the past and present. Proselytism
is understood here in a broad perspective, as the movement of faiths,
rituals, beliefs, practice and people... continues
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Historical Index of Religious Missions Indexes of Virtual Resources of Religious Missions:
(CA-USA). "A non-profit Internet Presence Provider dedicated to enabling
and empowering Seventh-day Adventist churches, schools, organizations, and
ministries in bringing the Gospel message to the World Wide Web."
Faith Baptist Church
(Salem-OR, U.S.A.). "God's Word clearly states we are to spread the Gospel.
The Missions Family of Faith Baptist Church is dedicated to this service for
Christ." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church of God World
Missions. "The Church of God World Missions exists to exalt Jesus
Christ by calling on Believers towards Evangelism, Church Planting, Leadership
Development and other Ministries of Compassion for the establishing of a
flourishing International Church."
Missions Foundation - Making a Difference Around the World.
"Episcopal Medical Missions Foundation is an effort on the part of health
professionals and other lay members of the Episcopal Church to organize and
augment the support of our medical missionaries as they deliver medical and
spiritual aid in mission stations of Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Jamaica,
Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Uganda." E-mail:
Association of Evangelical
Missions (AEM, Germany). Association of 57 evangelical missions organisations
and theological training centers of different Protestant churches, fellowships
and free churches. It is serving about 2,100 missionaries worldwide.
"Intended to become the Internet home for any UK-based Reformed Evangelical
Christian organisations and churches. The purpose of this site is to act as
a single point of access to a wide variety of Reformed resources, including
a directory of UK churches and organisations". E-mail: email@example.com.
Hope for Europe.
"The Vision for Hope for Europe; To encourage and assist the living church
of Jesus Christ in Europe; to proclaim and demonstrate the hope of the Gospel
of the Kingdom of God, by the development of pan-European networks of Christian
leaders committed to praying and working together, and the promotion of local
and national evangelistic strategies, for the spiritual, social and cultural
transformation of the peoples of Europe, and for the mobilisation of Europeans
for world evangelisation." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Igreja do Evangelho
Quadrangular (Piracicaba-SP, Brasil). "Corporação,
interdenominacional em espírito, evangélica na mensagem, internacional
no projeto. Composta pela união de fiéis cristãos que
se congregam para a promoção da causa do evangelismo no mundo
e pregação do Evangelho Quadrangular do reino: Jesus Salvador,
Batizador, Médico e Rei que Voltará."
Light (United Kingdom). A site aiming at a Christian-Muslim cross-cultural
dialogue. ITL is a member of the Evangelical Alliance. E-mail: email@example.com.
(U.S.A.). "Committed to being holy people of God in the world and to
building His Church by worldwide evangelism discipleship and multiplication
of growing churches, all to the Glory of God." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organização geral das
igrejas de Deus (7º dia) no Brasil (OGID). The objectives of
this important Protestant Church are: "Anunciar as boas novas do Reino
de Deus. Revelar verdades referentes ao Messias que em breve governará
nosso planeta. Esclarecer princípios bíblicos até então
desconhecidos ou pouco divulgados. Estabelecer contatos com pessoas estudiosas
da Palavra de Deus. Corresponder com as demais Igrejas de Deus e grupos de
fé similares. E-mail: email@example.com.
Commited to world evangelization. By Rev. Richard W. La Fountain.
The Online Community
of the International Churches of Christ ."Family of Christian
churches whose members are committed to living their lives in accordance with
the teachings of Jesus Christ as found in the Bible. We read and strive to
abide by the entire Bible and hold it to be inspired and inerrant. We expect
every member to be a disciple of Christ as defined in his teachings."
"...A Global Movement of Christians "Graced by God, we are a growing group
of people from around the world, who meet the needs of hurting people by communicating
the Gospel in both Word and deed to every person on earth." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historical Conference (Chicago, IL-USA). "The
LHC holds biennial meetings at which papers on the history of Lutheranism
are presented and discussed. These papers are published in a series called
Essays and Reports. Monographs on American Lutheran history are also published
by the conference." E-mail: email@example.com.
Federation (Switzerland). "A global communion of Christian churches
in the Lutheran tradition. Founded in 1947, the LWF now has 131 member churches
in 72 countries representing 59.5 million of the world's 63 million Lutherans."
The United Methodist
Church. "The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus
Christ by proclaiming the good news of Gods grace and thus seeking the
fulfillment of Gods reign and realm in the world. The fulfillment of
Gods reign and realm in the world is the vision Scripture holds before
us." By United Methodist Communications. E-mail:
Moravian Church in
America. "A mainline Protestant denomination with more than five
hundred years of history. Founded before the Lutheran, Presbyterian, or
Methodist churches -- even before the discovery of America -- Moravians have
long focussed on faithful living and Christian unity. Rather than concentrating
on divisive doctrines, the Moravian Church preaches the basics of the faith
which all Christians share in common. Moravians are encouraged to live out
their faith through service to those in need. Our mission work has concentrated
on the poor and the powerless, and groups largely unreached by other
denominations." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
"This page is a place holder for Mormon.Org and Mormon.Net. Provides all
kind of information about the LDS : The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints (Mormons). By John D. Hays. E-mail: email@example.com.
or LDS Site. Allen Leigh, member of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints (known informally as the Mormon or LDS Church) has written
about Mormonism "and would like to share my thoughts with you."
in America. "Through Mission to the World, about 600 foreign
missionaries are working in about 60 nations. Because of the unique relationship
between Mission to the World and over 30 mission agencies with which some
of PCA's missionaries are working, many people consider PCA's influence to
be far greater than its size might indicate." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theological Institute. "An association of nine theological schools
in the Greater Boston area, is one of the oldest and largest theological consortia
in the United States. It is the only one to include as constitutive members
schools representing the full range of Christian churches and confessions.
The School offers a program in Comparative Christianity, faculty colloquia
in numerous theological disciplines, the Certificate in International Mission
& Ecumenism and the Certificate in Science & Religion. E-mail: email@example.com.
Historical Conference (Chicago, IL-USA). "The LHC holds biennial meetings
at which papers on the history of Lutheranism are presented and discussed.
These papers are published in a series called Essays and Reports. Monographs
on American Lutheran history are also published by the conference." E-mail:
place for Christians. At Antioch, we desire to see different denominations
of Christians; from all walks of life with varied experiences and aspirations,
coming together to share their walk with each other and with pre-believers
alike." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Info (Spokane, WA-USA) "Helping people around the world
discover what the Bible says about life's big questions! Here you will find
counsel, direction, encouragement and help--all from God's Word."
(by Michael Scheifler, USA). Personal web page "dedicated to revealing
the truth from the word of God."
study: pre-tribulation rapture (CA-USA). "Teaching the pre-tribulation
rapture from the Bible, the Wedding, and the Feast of Trumpets."
Campus Crusade for Christ
International. "Interdenominational ministry committed to helping
take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations. We cooperate with millions
of Christians from churches of many denominations and hundreds of other Christian
organizations around the world to help Christians grow in their faith and
share the Gospel message with their fellow countrymen." E-mail: email@example.com.
Ministry Inc (Zephyrhills, Fla-USA). Institution
dedicated to "Christian research on Mormonism, Masonry, Jehovah's Witnesses,
Roman Catholicism and other aberrant teachings. We seek to alert Christians
about Cults and Bible Prophecy."
Missions International - Starting Churches Throughout Eastern Europe.
"CMI exists to glorify God by taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to the
nations of the world, through Bible Schools, Leadership Seminars Evangelistic
Campaigns, and the starting of Churches... Some of the ministries that CMI
networks with are: Campus Crusade for Christ, The Alliance for Saturation
Church Planting, and Jim Kaseman Ministries." E-mail: Jimpuhr@aol.com.
Away Missions. "Far & Away Missions is committed to reach
the unreached and tell the untold, to equip saints for the work of ministry
in the uttermost parts of the world, and to help meet their physical and material
needs." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
International. "FTI "specializes"
in serving those traveling on behalf of travelers working with Non-Profit
Organizations such as: Churches, Ministry, Mission Organizations, Missionary
Travel, Teams, Universities, Education, Study Travel Humanitarian, Relief,
Just for Catholics.
Protestant site for Roman Catholics!: "This evangelical site is dedicated
to Roman Catholics who are eager to know how to be saved." Edited by
Dr. Joe Mizzi (Trinity Evangelical Church, PO Bo).
Réseau - Une porte d'entré dans le monde protestant.
"La Fédération Protestante de France a pour mission première
de contribuer au rapprochement de la plupart des Eglises et des Associations
Protestantes de France." Created by the Fédération Protestante
de France. E-mail: email@example.com.
Reasons To Believe.
"International, interdenominational ministry established to communicate
the uniquely factual basis for belief in the Bible as the wholly true Word
of God and for personal faith in Jesus Christ. The mission of Reasons To Believe
is to show that science and faith are, and always will be, allies, not enemies.
Our mission is to bring that life-changing truth to as many people as possible,
both believers and unbelievers." Mail.
Formerly known as the Summer Institute of Linguistics, this organization works
with language communities worldwide to facilitate language-based development
through research, translation, and literacy. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Truth (by Christian Leadership Ministries). "Ongoing Internet-based
strategy pioneered by Christian Leadership Ministries (CLM), designed to pool
the best of Christian scholarship and propel it to a global audience. Working
together, CLM and our WebPartners present unique resources to a lost and confused
world. From homosexuality to origins to theology and apologetics--millions
of Internet users are confronted with thousands of messages from a biblical
worldview. Through Telling the Truth sites, the gospel takes its rightful
place among thought-provoking ideas related to today's burning issues."
Wycliffe Bible Translators
(Canada). "Wycliffe Bible Translators believes every person should have
the Bible in his or her language.Our commitment is to: Help provide God's
Word in the languages of the world's peoples enable them to read it for themselves
encourage them in personal spiritual growth, and growth as a body of believers.Wycliffe
and SIL personnel have helped the Church worldwide complete more than 500
New Testament translations. But an estimated 3,000 additional languages still
critically need a translation". E-mail: email@example.com.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
(U.S.A.). "Through the Bible, God speaks directly to every man, woman
and child. But unless people have the Bible in their heart language, they
cannot read His message of life, hope and salvation. At least 3,000 languages
dont have a single verse of Scripture. At Wycliffe, our vision is to
see Bible translation in progress among every language group that needs it
by the year 2025 Vision 2025". E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
(Continues from the top of the page) Although a large amount of the information
concerns only Christian missions, I intend to provide information regarding
other confessions, such as Buddhism, Islam or Judaism, and also proselytisms
from the secular world: IGO's, NGO's, etc. The Index could also be used as
a source of data in itself, a research tool on the ways traditional and new
confessions try to communicate through the Internet.
The Historical Index of Religious Missions
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Virtual Resources produced all over the world world dealing with the past
and present of the Religious Missions. The documents and materials found on
this site should not be taken to reflect the view of the editor.
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