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 the modular, scripturally-based learning resource, Maize Plant Discipleship. It is 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