For 300 years, world missions has been built on a foundation of "all rights reserved." This is both legal and ethical, but has limited reach. The missions task is immense, and millions of people in thousands of people groups are still waiting to receive even one discipleship resource in their own language.
There is another way to equip the global church for spiritual growth. Christians all over the world can use 21st century technology to openly collaborate in the creation of unrestricted discipleship resources in any language. These unrestricted discipleship resources—the Christian Commons—can be legally translated, adapted, built on, revised, redistributed, and used, by anyone, without hindrance, today. Unrestricted discipleship resources can reach more people, in less time, with less expense, more effectively.
The past may have been closed.
The future of the global church is Open.
The Christian Commons is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.