Diaspora Missiology takes into consideration the increased openness to the Gospel which often results when peoples are displaced from their homeland.
It takes into account Acts 17:26–27:
[God] determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. [He] did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him ….
Diaspora Missiology has recently emerged as a biblical and strategic field of missiology to complement:
- traditional missiology: comparative study of mission field dynamics, and
- urban missiology: more specific study of mission dynamics in urban settings.
Diaspora Missiology is defined by the The Seoul Declaration on Diaspora Missiology as
a missiological framework for understanding and participating in God’s redemptive mission among people living outside their place of origin.