Who we are and what we do

Research Projects Paving the road to more effective ministry.

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We lead and/or partner with others to conduct applied mission reseach projects for the benefit of the global Christian community.

Recent and current projects include:


We led this cooperative survey of 1,800 full-time cross-cultural missionaries with 20 agencies designed to reveal key factors that impact missionary engagement, commissioned by the World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission


We conducted the research to Identify key ssues bearing on the effectiveness of the life and ministry of mission agency field leaders, in partnership with Barnabas International.

Oxford Initiative

We conducted the research for this international project exploring issues involved in the cross-cultural sharing of financial resources in mission, to facilitate better partnerships.

Fruitful Practices

We participated in this international project to research and document best practices in church planting among cross-cultural teams in unreached areas.

The Future of the Worldwide Church

We developed the maps for Patrick Johnstone's new graphics-based book and DVD focused on identifying and interpreting global trends.

Churches' Response to AIDS

We led the research and compiled the report prepared for the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies exploring how local congregations in India, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Honduras, and Peru are responding to the AIDS pandemic.


We led this collaborative study documenting the status and exploring the future of mission aviation ministry around the world.

African Proverbs

We led this project to collect and publish indigenous African proverbs as a teaching resource for African seminaries and Bible colleges.