Methodology

Stateside: I am partnering with the U.S. Center for World Mission (www.uscwm.org); this organization is very interested in the research portion of my work. The USCWM is an agency that “helps to improve strategic decision-making and practice on the frontiers of mission, surmounting the barriers that hinder God’s kingdom from coming among all peoples.” They will be managing my donations and finances, providing me with research advice and outlets, and will serve as a stateside accountability.

International: I will be based at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia, where I will assist in some of their various writing/research projects in return for their assistance on my project. I will learn language and culture as I am building relationships and accumulating contacts. From this
base, I will travel throughout the Balkans, building relationships with the local churches, missionaries, and anyone God places in my path, conducting both formal and informal interviews.