My name is Scott Borg. I started this blog to create a place for my contribution to conversations regarding current issues of the work of the mission of the church around the world. Missiologist.com seeks to engage dialogue with readers as we explore together a way forward toward leadership for gospel, church, and world. Missiology is a multi-faceted discipline, so the discussions should include a wide range of topics. My primary goal is to engage practitioners of mission around the world. The level of writing will reflect a desire for inclusivity rather than an academic treatise.
Since 1996, I have worked in contexts related to both short-term and long-term missions. My travels include Central and South America, Eastern Europe, and multiple countries in Africa. Since 2005, my focus has been on community and leadership development in the Kingdom of eSwatini among communities challenged with high rates of HIV/AIDS along with corresponding issues of poverty, orphans and vulnerable children, and widows.
My wife Marcia and I spend several months a year in the Kingdom of eSwatini. The rest of the year we base ourselves in Gainesville Georgia. Marcia and I are the proud parents of three adult children, in-laws to their wonderful spouses, and grandparents to six lovely grandchildren.
In addition to my work in missions, I was a youth pastor for some years in Chicago. I also worked at United Parcel Service for eleven years! My education includes an undergraduate degree from Moody Bible Institute, Masters in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary, and Doctor of Intercultural Studies also from Fuller. My particular area of research involved consideration of eSwatini as a unique context for learning as applied to leadership development for emerging young adult leaders.
My prayer is that God will use this platform to encourage learning and dialogue for current and future global workers.