Leo Academy of Mission, 2008

Discipleship & Missiology

Between 2003 and 2008, Burkinabé leaders from Assemblée Evangélique de Pentecôte and Mouvement des Jeunes Serviteurs de Dieu regularly invited me to present a “mobile academy of mission” to conferences of pastoral and missionary workers, trainees, students and other active and aspiring leaders and learners, in Léo and Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

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Between 2009 and 2013, doctoral research guided the gathering and analysis of data from over seventy Burkinabé participants, from amongst five different Christian groups, allowing a missiological exploration of contextual concerns relating to scripturally-based discipleship and theological training respectively. This lead, in turn, to the definition of a set of practical, relevant and accessible characteristics applicable to contextually-appropriate learning resources.

Out of this engagement, I developed Maize Plant Discipleship.