Mekdes Haddis is a sought after Millennial African Missiologist and thought leader whose voice is challenging the Church to undo its “missions as usual” ethos. Her work is a clarion call to redefine missions from charity giving to disciple making and justice seeking.
In 2020 Mekdes created an online community “Just Missions” with the purpose of helping missionaries, receivers of missionaries and ministry leaders engage with one another on an open platform and discuss the harmful effects of western missions.
The group gives westerners the chance to hear from the receivers of missions without the financial power dynamic that typically robs them from openly discussing the truth. Her hope is that these conversations will lead to a wholesome method of supporting and equipping local churches and their leaders without the focus being on the one who is sent but rather the ones God wants them to reach.
JOIN THE COMMUNITY
Connect with hundreds of other like-minded missionaries in the private Just Missions Facebook Group.
Together, we’ll dive into the hard stuff — like the negative global impact of short and long term missions — and we’ll discover God’s heart for His global church through the lens of scripture.
Partnering with you and your organization to reframe missions.
When Mekdes talks, I listen. When she writes, I read. It’s that simple. Her cross cultural experience, biblical wisdom, and personal godliness make her a much needed voice in the body of Christ. I’m thankful that the broader Church now has the opportunity to learn from her like I have!
Lead Pastor of Preaching & Culture at McLean Bible Church