In Person

Missions in the Face of Caste Systems

  • Breakout Session
  • Main Building ATCR 206
  • November 12 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

If you're like most, when you hear the term “caste system”; you think of olden days in England or perhaps more recent times in countries like India or China. Unfortunately, socioeconomic & ethnic caste systems still exist all around us and more attention has been brought to this topic over the last 2 years through the best-selling book Caste and the award winning movie Parasite. However, this is not where caste systems end. In the missional world, there still exists an infrastructure that gives precedence to the western missionary, for right or wrong reasons; a spiritual caste system. We will openly discuss how this top to bottom dynamic still exists in the missional world, how this can creep in to our ministry even when we don't seek it, the Biblical view of such a system, and discuss ways to avoid it moving forward.