It all begin in Acts 16. Paul and his missionary band were prohibited from entering Asia and were redirected to Macedonia only to meet a woman from the very place they could not enter.
It is not for another three years or so that he finally arrives on the West coast of Asia Minor with his co-workers Prisca and Aquila. Paul takes several months leave and returns to Jerusalem until an opportune time to step back into the work of God in the great Roman city of goddess Diana (gr. Artemis). Once he returns, the gospel explodes unlike any other place in the Book of Acts. A movement is born; one that will leave a lasting impact on the early churches’ formation and eventually on the later theological developments of the first six church councils.
This session will highlight the missiological principles that launched a movement characterized by the rapid multiplication of indigenous churches throughout Asia.