Thursday, September 15, 2005

"Cultivating" what?

"Cultivating the Great Commission Ecosphere" is a paragraph heading introducing EFMA, which then goes on to read:

"EFMA exists to cultivate the Great Commission Ecosphere so that it bears good and abundant fruit and God is glorified among all people. To this end the Fellowship works in depth with members to enhance mutual effectiveness and increase capacity as we work to extend Christ's Kingdom. EFMA works broadly within the mission community who share a commitment to Christ, the Scriptures, and obedience to God's command to disciple the nations."

EFMA stands for Evangelical Fellowship of Mission Agencies. The website is This website also talks about "Synergistic Kingdom Advance" and "co-evolution" -- new doctrines that resemble New Age doctrines more than orthodox Christianity.