The history of modern Christian mission can be helpfully described by trends in given eras of missionary enterprise. Dr Ralph Winter in his classic article on the Three Eras of Protestant Mission defines modern mission as the period since the resurgence of missionary activity in the 19th and 20th century portrays trends of great difference.
Significant eras and appeals
There was the era of …
- Coastal Missions
- Inland Missions era came next and
- People Group Missions
Each era had its own distinctives and advocates. (more…)