Equipping the Transient for Ministry in a Global City
Author: Michael D. Crane
There are a number of large cities here in Southeast Asia that have become transit points for asylum seekers, refugees, and migrant workers. Millions of these transient peoples are eking out a living in big, economically prosperous cities like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and Bangkok. Many of them leave their home countries either to find some kind of work or to escape oppressive circumstances. It is becoming normal in these cities to be foreign. A ray of hope for those who are Christians living in such vulnerability is their church community. But there is a problem. There aren’t enough people who are equipped to start churches or lead them. In this article we will explore some of the obstacles and opportunities in equipping the transient for fruitful ministry while they are living in a global city.