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“How might we use aircraft in order to propel the Gospel?” That was the mindset behind the founders of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) after World War II. Doug Harrison is the Director of Strategy and Innovation today with MAF, he and his wife also spent time in the field in central Asia. Doug’s job is to explore what the role of MAF is today even though the organization was born in the 1950’s. The organization has seen changes with declining Western missionary passengers who have been replaced by national pastors or local Great Commission workers needing MAF services. MAF and Doug use a tool called the “Theory of Change” that has helped them work through some of the major shifts happening in the global mission field where they operate.

Resources Discussed:
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)
Theory of Change
Western Christians in Global Missions Book 
Millennials in Ministry Book
The Daniel Generation Book
What’s Best Next Book

Mission Minded Podcast: In Matthew 28:18-20, we are commissioned by Christ to make disciples of all the nations. Living in light of this scriptural call can be challenging. Join the Mission Minded podcast and participate in discussions with mission-minded individuals that come from diverse backgrounds, working all over the world, to bring some of the challenges into the light. The ITEC team hosts special guests who tell stories, ask questions, and inspire us to use our God-given gifts to take the Gospel to our neighbors and the nations.

Mission Minded Podcast is produced by ITEC. The goal of this podcast is to inspire conversations about Great Commission participation. The views, organizations, and individuals represented, interviewed, and discussed on the podcast do not necessarily represent an official position or formal partnerships with ITEC.