Integral Mission: Attending to the Unseen

by Dr Melba Maggay – 15 January 2013

Many organizations now fly the flag of ‘Integral Mission.’ But very few really know what this means on the ground.

Often, ‘wholistic transformation’ is treated programmatically, entrusted to a handful of personnel who are responsible for ‘spiritual’ activities such as evangelism, prayer and worship. The rest of the organization then conducts its microfinance, health, education or income-generating projects in much the same way secular organizations would do so. The two are dichotomized and run on parallel lines that do not quite meet.