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Missions Catalyst loves Fruit to Harvest

By WCP Team
on August 28, 2019
Missions Catalyst loves Fruit to Harvest

Fruit to Harvest is a sequel of sorts, as the name suggests.

 

Like the first volume, it is based on the proceedings of a global conference on reaching Muslims. Some 47 authors from 21 nations and 30 different agencies working across the Muslim world contributed case studies, information about ministry among Muslims, current challenges, and new strategies.

I appreciated material addressing urban enclaves, Muslim migrants, and nomadic Muslims, as well as strong material on honor and shame, suffering and persecution, partnership, and more. I recommend it highly.

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Perspectives Alumni Spark Movements to Jesus

By DG Wynn
on August 19, 2019

Two alumni of the Perspectives Course have recently shared their story with a valued co-laborer in finishing the task on his podcast Movements with Steve Addison. 

Terry and Amy Ruff talk about what it takes to multiply disciple making movements in West Africa. In the interview they humbly share the challenges and thrills that come with a movement that now has 26 generations of churches in one stream, to the glory of God. Link to the interview with Steve or read the written interview with WCP now. 

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EMQ Features 3 WCP Book Reviews

By WCP Team
on July 18, 2019
EMQ (July-Sept. 2019, Vol. 55, Issue 3) features 3 book reviews of recent WCP books.

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Discipleship Discussed in Book Review of Walking Together on the Jesus Road

By WCP Team
on July 18, 2019
One of the challenges for the church and mission over the last decade or more has been the gap between evangelism and discipleship. A lot of work had been done in exploring evangelism in cross-cultural contexts, but its separation from discipleship had left a significant gap. While this speaks to a broader missiological issue, Evelyn and Richard Hibbert have given us a tool that helps fill this clearly identified gap. The book joins a growing body of material but is unique in that it does not focus on a methodology or programme or a set of studies. What the Hibberts offer is the exploration of important topics that call the reader to work to apply these in their particular context.

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TESOL book review: Professional Guidelines for Christian English Teachers

By WCP Team
on June 21, 2019
Professional Guidelines for Christian English Teachers is an excellent resource for anyone in a position of influence in the TESOL world. By highlighting and unpacking critical issues that can either open or close doors when teaching English in an overseas context, Dr. Purgason presents a well-organized sequence of thought-provoking guidelines to consider when stepping into the often murky waters of cross-cultural classroom engagement as exemplified by the Master Teacher.

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Roy Osknevad is Interviewed by Marv Newell on Leader's Edge

By WCP Team
on June 05, 2019
Hot off the press, The Burden of Baggagepresents an insightful look inside the community of first-generation believers from Muslims backgrounds. It is noteworthy to see how Iranian culture carries over into the church, impacting both its strengths and vulnerabilities.

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Muslims Coming to Christ--Book Review of Margins of Islams

By WCP Team
on June 05, 2019
People are talking about Margins of Islam. Read what they have to say... 
"One of the editors of Margins of Islam, Warrick Farah, argues that, “Islam is perhaps the greatest challenge the church has ever faced. Yet it is not simply that we do not know the answers; we are also unsure of the nature of the problem” (205). As we have seen in politics, so also in making disciples. This slim volume, written by seventeen reflective practitioners with significant experience of a wide variety of Muslim contexts, is a major contribution to examining that problem…."

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Caring for refugees discussed in book review, A Better Country

By WCP Team
on June 05, 2019

By the time the reader arrives at the final two chapters, a rumbling of empowerment comes alive in the pages of Wu’s book. As American Christians we are to go and do, building on our country’s foundation and following in the ways Christ teaches us to interact with and care for all of our brothers and sisters. “Today,” she states, “the ends of the earth are coming to America, and you have the opportunity to show God’s love to them, without leaving your home. What is your vision for making the most of that opportunity?” (p. 40). Perhaps my favorite part of the book, Wu then equips the reader with eighteen practical ideas for caring for refugees in our midst. Whether we prepare a warm meal and invite a new family into our home or watch a handful of documentaries to better understand the plight of refugees, it is not impossible to care for others out of who we already are and what we are already doing, no matter our situation.

I may not have responded verbally to the passengers on the flight that day, but this I do know: if my heart for refugees has been changed by the guidance of one woman’s words, I don’t doubt entire faith communities can and will be changed as well.

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Urbana founder, J. Christy Wilson's Impact on Mission, Tentmaking, and Discipleship

By WCP Team
on June 04, 2019

As the founder of Urbana, and a missionary to Afghanistan, J. Christy Wilson influenced thousands of college students, including our founder, Ralph Winter. Billy Graham once noted, "J. Christy Wilson will go down in history as one of the great and courageous missionaries for the gospel in the twentieth century." 

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VILLAGE MEDICAL MANUAL is COMING

By DG Wynn
on May 24, 2019

So many of our amazing partners in the field have been waiting patiently for the 7th edition of the Village Medical Manual by Mary Vanderkooi that we are thrilled to tell you that it will release to the public August 1st! Village Medical Manual, 7th ed.

In this beautifully upgraded 7th edition, a reader will find hundreds of new pages of new regional notes; expanded differentials; extensive symptom, condition, and drug indexes; along with several thousand illustrations that comprise an incomparable desk reference for both the medically trained and the educated layperson.

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