My journey

Over the past twenty-five years, intercultural missionary work has formed part of a broad vocation encompassing structural engineering, graphic design, printing, website development, property management, teaching, training, mentoring, academic study, doctoral research, writing and publishing.

These experiences have facilitated the development of a wide range of business and leadership skills, a holistic, vocational philosophy of Christian life, work and service and an itinerant, missionary engagement with Africa that has taken place without institutional backing.

  • Out of this engagement, I developed a biblical learning resource, named Maize Plant Discipleship, formulated in response to doctoral research for use in African contexts.
  • Prior to this, in 2008, I completed a Master of Philosophy degree, incorporating the thesis The Eternal Purpose of God.
  • My thesis developed the missionary theology underpinning the Mobile Academy of Mission, which I pioneered in Kenya, Texas and Burkina Faso, from 2000-08.
  • Prior to this, I spent ten years as part of an intercultural team of people committed to praying for the nations of the world.
  • My missionary vocation began with leadership training and discipleship, through DCI‘s  Course for World Christians.
  • I began following Jesus Christ, in 1987, whilst studying Civil Engineering at Nottingham University.

Dr John Clements