They assert that thinking must come before doing and shape our world mission practices and priorities. When everything is missions is for church and ministry leaders and all who look to clarify their own answers to questions like these: What is the mission of God? What is the mission of the Church? Is every Christian a missionary?
Competing priorities pressure us to stretch our mission definitions as wide as they can go, releasing our people to creatively engage in service of every description. Some churches turn away from traditional mission efforts all together, giving preference to local service and evangelism while outsourcing any cross-cultural effort to those who surely must be more effective than we would be.
As an unfortunate result of these tendencies, many of our churches lack a coherent, compelling sense of what we're all about as we engage with the world. Some struggle to redefine these categories and some seek to reclaim them, while others reject them outright, with or without providing new terms to guide us forward.
But words and their meaning matter; our confusion has a cost. And if we lose our scriptural moorings, how far will our missions efforts drift?Matthew Ellison and Denny Spitters call us to refocus our gaze on the gospel and the Great Commission. In an age of deconstruction and rethinking, the Church should not be surprised to find itself confused by words like mission, missions, and missionary.
Missions: How the Local Church Goes Global 9marks: Building Healthy Churches
With practical, biblical wisdom, this book casts a vision for the local church as the engine of world missions—for the joy of all people and the glory of God.
Let the Nations Be Glad!: The Supremacy of God in Missions
Isbn13: 9780801036415. He examines whether jesus is the only way to salvation and issues a passionate plea for God-centeredness in the missionary enterprise, seeking to define the scope of the task and the means for reaching "all nations. The third edition has been revised and expanded throughout and includes new material on the prosperity gospel.
. This new edition of a bestselling textbook over 185, 000 copies sold draws on key biblical texts to demonstrate that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship fuels missionary outreach. The book is essential reading for those involved in or preparing for missions work. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!
Tracking provided on most orders. Condition: New. It also offers enlightenment for college and seminary students, youth workers, campus ministers, pastors, and all who want to connect their labors to God's global purposes. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. John piper offers a biblical defense of God's supremacy in all things, providing readers with a sound theological foundation for missions.
Evangelism as Exiles: Life on Mission as Strangers in our Own Land
This is our job description. At least they should be. No matter your social location or set of experiences, the biblical letter of 1 Peter wants to redefine your expectations and reinvigorate your hope. Suffering and exclusion are normal in a believer's life. And it's the experience of countless Christians around the world today.
Condition: New. Drawing on years of ministry in a Muslim-majority nation, Elliot Clark guides us through Peter's letter with striking insights for today. Tracking provided on most orders. The days of cultural Christianity are fading. This is our mission. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Isbn13: 9780801036415.
It's time to rethink normal. Whether we're in positions of power or weakness, influence or marginalization, all of us are called to live and witness as exiles in a world that's not our home. A church in exile doesn't have to be a church in retreat. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.
This was certainly Jesus's experience.
Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey Encountering Mission
Additional resources for professors and students are available online through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources. Isbn13: 9780801036415. Sidebars, maps, charts, and numerous case studies are included. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.
It provides a broad overview of the biblical, theological, and historical foundations for missions. This bestselling textbook by leading missionary scholars offers an engaging introduction to the work of missions in the contemporary world. Condition: New. This new edition has been updated and revised throughout and features a full-color interior.
It also considers personal and practical issues involved in becoming a missionary, the process of getting to the mission field, and contemporary challenges a mission worker must face. Baker Academic.
Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People's Hearts the Way Jesus Did
Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Condition: New. He challenges us to examine how we think about people, their questions, and our crucial message. This second edition includes a new preface reflecting on the popularity of this perennial best seller and what its success has taught Newman about the effectiveness of this extraordinary method.
Distilled out of over twenty years of personal evangelism, this book reflects both a deep grasp of biblical theology and a penetrating compassion for people--and finds a way forward in wise, probing questions. In this provocative book, he provides practical insights to help Christians engage others in meaningful spiritual conversations.
You don't need to memorize evangelical formulas or answers. A. Baker Academic. Tracking provided on most orders. Carson, trinity evangelical divinity School"Questioning Evangelism steps outside the boundaries of evangelism as usual and tackles the tougher issues of our modern day. Mitch glaser, chosen people ministries Isbn13: 9780801036415.
You just have to be willing to ask. There was something different about the way Jesus communicated with the lost: He didn't force answers upon people, He asked questions.
Something Needs to Change: A Call to Make Your Life Count in a World of Urgent Need
Gritty. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention“Extraordinary and challenging. And so will you be. I’ve just never read a book like this before. Authentic. With riveting passion and surprising vulnerability, Platt dares readers to make a difference in a world of urgent need, starting right where they live.
While leading a team on a week-long trek of the Himalayas, bestselling author and pastor David Platt was stunned by the human needs he encountered, an experience so dramatic that it "changed the trajectory of my life. Meeting a man who'd lost his eye from a simple infection and seeing the faces of girls stolen from their families and trafficked in the cities, along with other unforgettable encounters, opened his eyes to the people behind the statistics and compelled him to wrestle with his assumptions about faith.
Bring your full heart to this story and watch how God opens your eyes, changes your mind, and broadens the dreams you have for your life. Annie F. Something changes within us when the seemingly overwhelming needs of the world present themselves simply in the life of a single person. New york times best-selling author David Platt takes readers on a heart-wrenching, soul-searching journey through impoverished villages in the Himalayan mountains.
But this book exceeded even my high expectations, for which I am grateful. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Condition: New.
Across the Street and Around the World: Following Jesus to the Nations in Your Neighborhood...and Beyond
Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. She gently guides us away from common cultural missteps, while honoring culture, faith, so we can offer Jesus in a winsome way, and family. But if we do something, we think we have to do everything—and do it in Africa. Her book is a treasure trove of insights and practical resources for engaging the nations in our own backyard and to the ends of the earth!” —David Garrison, author of Church-Planting Movements and Wind in the House of Islam Isbn13: 9780801036415.
Condition: New. In a refreshing “you-can-do-this-too” style, try-it sections, Marie leads us by the hand with clear steps, and beautifully crafted prayers. In across the street and around the world, jeannie marie shows us we can change the world right where we already live, and study—by learning to grow genuine, work, play, cultures, spiritually deep friendships with people from other countries, and faiths.
With confidence, and start somewhere we already are, start soon, we’ll start small, courage and compassion, by first going across the street—which just may lead us around the world! “Jeannie Marie shares a lifetime of invaluable experience with the rest of us. Tracking provided on most orders. Could god use ordinary me to change the world? In the middle of diapers, dishes, or presentations, papers, we long to live a life of purpose, deep down, with a bit of adventure.
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Well Sent: Reimagining the Church's Missionary-Sending Process
Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9780801036415. This book will prepare potential missionary candidates for service and support the missional efforts of any church. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. More than a how-to manual, Well Sent critically evaluates topics such as sending perception and evaluation of the missionary call.
Baker Academic. Steve beirn moves the conversation on global missionary sending from the mission agency to the front door of the local church. With a special chapter by george Murray, accessible illustrations, Well Sent equips local churches in launching missionary sending through scalable guidance, and practical action points.
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Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture
Tracking provided on most orders. Although burnout is growing increasingly common among men in ministry, it doesn’t have to be inevitable. Baker Academic. Isbn13: 9780801036415. Pastor and counselor david Murray offers men gospel-centered hope for avoiding and recovering from burnout, setting a more sustainable pace.
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The Gospel-Driven Church: Uniting Church Growth Dreams with the Metrics of Grace
Wilson includes diagnostic questions that will help leaders measure--and lead team transparency in measuring as a group--the relative spiritual health of their church, as well as a practical prescriptive plan for implementing this metric-measuring strategy without becoming legalistic. Most attractional church models can lean heavily on making changes to the weekend worship gatherings.
In fact, many of the metrics that we often "count" in the church to highlight success really don't tell us the full story of a church's spiritual state. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Are people growing in their esteem for jesus? is there a dogged devotion to the bible as the ultimate authority for life? Is there a growing interest in theology and doctrine? A discernible spirit of repentance? And perhaps most importantly, is there evident love for God and for our neighbors in the congregation?Leading a church culture to shift from numerical success to the metrics of grace can be costly, but leaders who have conviction, courage, and commitment can lead while avoiding some of the landmines that often destroy churches.
Many evangelical churches face the problem of the open "back door"--even as new people arrive, older members are leaving, looking for something else. Combined with this problem is the discipleship deficit, the difficult truth that most evangelicals are not reaching the unchurched at the rates they think they are.
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