- "We are your friends" says Israeli Prime Minister to Iranian people
- Indonesian President vows to do more for persecuted Christians
- Chinese President Xi Jinping steps up as global leader challenging US supremacy
- Trump and the future of NATO
- 100 000 Killed in Yemen conflict
- Pakistan Prime Minister defends religious minorities
- Trump to offer Putin sanction-nuclear deal
- Several thousand US troops arrive in Poland in show of strength against Russia
- US set for confrontation with China over South China Seas
- Swim Classes - the new front line for Muslim integration into Europe
- Christians remain the most persecuted group in the world
- Influential voice against Iranian hardliners dies
- China sends first freight train to London
- Islamic State claims deadly Istanbul nightclub attack
- 59 Killed in Baghdad as terrorists continue to target the city
INcontext Ministries is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian team that was founded in 2010.
Our primary goal is to equip churches, organisations and individuals to respond to the world in changing times, by providing up-to-date and relevant news, information and perspectives that together provide a Biblical worldview.
We believe that Jesus challenged His disciples to be aware of what was going on around them (Luke 12:56) and to respond to the changing times from His perspective, rather than seeing things through their own human understandings.
We believe that the Church’s response to critical global events has an undeniable impact, for better or worse. Central Asia today serves as a tragic reminder of what ‘could have been’, had the Western Church made the most of the ‘open door’ when the Iron Curtain fell – this former communist (USSR) region is now mostly under Islamic rule and influence.
What other opportunities will the Church miss today if Christians are not aware of what is happening around us?
To this end, we encourage Christians and churches to think critically about certain questions that are not often asked, such as
- How will a shift in global Christianity change missions?
- What is the current global position of Islam, the only other religion with a ‘world vision’?
- What opportunities has the Arab Spring opened for missions? What doors has the Arab Spring closed?
- How will freedom in China determine the growth of Christianity in this country, strategically positioned to become the world’s greatest sending nation?
- How are nuclear weapons in the Middle East related to religious agendas?
- What role does the persecuted church play in global Christianity today?
- Are we ‘doing missions’ for the sake of doing missions, or do our activities reflect a world in change?
The Nicene Creed is a summary of what Christians believe. Below is a translation of the Nicene Creed as it appears in a Lutheran hymnal. At INcontext Ministries, we share this conviction and believe our actions, programmes and lives should reflect and display the Glory of God in every way. Our vision is a Kingdom vision and our mission is to see His name glorified, His Kingdom come and His purposes being fulfilled.
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, light from light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
and became truly human.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic* and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.
* Please note that "catholic" in this usage means "universal", not a specific denomination.