Origin is traced to 1913 when Charles Thomas Studd (18601931) with a companion went from Eng. to Afr. to evangelize areas not worked by other missions. Studd called his work Christ's Etceteras; called Afr. mission The Heart of Africa Mission; name changed 1919 to Worldwide Evangelization Crusade. Missionaries endeavor to live on level of nat. workers and make chs. indigenous and self-supporting; operates as worldwide fellowship rather than highly organized society; work coordinated through internat. secy. and coordinating council; theol. position fundamental but allows for varying interpretations; interdenom.; active in ca. 40 countries.
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