7 Rookie Mistakes people make in short term Indigenous missions, The Gospel Coalition, Darwin
P Zamagias paper 2016.
In recent times, the short-term mission trip has become very popular with western churches. While there is potentially great value in these trips, they aren’t always undertaken purposefully and with sufficient respect for the host culture and church.
Over the past four decades working with and amongst indigenous Christians, I have seen certain errors repeated by the most well-meaning, but ill-prepared people who want to minister to our first peoples. Here are seven things that people sometimes fail to realise about the spiritual life of Indigenous Australians.