Editorial: Expectations in Mission, New wine poses a challenge to the wineskins

Author: Rob Hay, Director of Research and Partnership Development, Redcliffe College.


Many mission leaders have asked me if, having written and spoken extensively about Generation X, I have anything helpful to say about the millennial generation. Many are struggling to understand the mindset of new missionaries/applicants. They seem familiar and yet foreign – seeming to speak something like the same language but look different. I guess they have that slightly incongruous feeling that I had the first time I saw the Bisto® gravy advert where you hear a broad Yorkshire accent and then see a Sikh in a turban.

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