The Simply Mobilising journey began in 1994 with the introduction of Kairos Course, originally known as the Condensed World Mission Course.
In 1989-90 Mission Awareness conferences in the southern Philippines drew the Filipino church’s attention to the millions of individuals in unreached people groups within their own country. While the response to this challenge was overwhelmingly positive, the lack of education and understanding in cross-cultural missions was a major obstacle. Foreign missionaries had failed, by and large, to teach on cross-cultural mission and the church’s responsibility to reach out to near-neighbour unreached peoples.
To address this need, Living Springs International developed a missions course, based on Dr Jonathan Lewis’ three-volume ‘World Mission Book’ and focusing on four major areas of mission concern – Biblical, Historical, Strategic and Cultural. Much of this was taken from ‘Perspectives on the World Christian Movement’, a study course produced by the Institute for International Studies at the US Center for World Mission.
Twenty years on, Kairos Course is on offer in more than 80 countries. For many Christians it has been a significant factor in understanding God’s heart for the nations, mobilising God’s people to mission at home and overseas.
The Simply Mobilising movement, launched in September 2015, introduces new products and programmes designed to help the church worldwide reach its potential to reap the greatest harvest ever in this generation.