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Diaspora Missiology (EMS 23)

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Introduction 1
Michael Pocock
Introduction 2
Enoch Wan

Part One: The Current Phenomenon of Global Diasporas

Chapter One
Global Migration: Where Do We Stand?
Michael Pocock
Chapter Two
Mapping the Diaspora with Facebook
Trevor Castor
Chapter Three
The Muslim Diaspora
Mark Hausfeld and Joshua Fletcher (Pseudonym)

Part Two: Theory and Models of Diaspora Missiology

Chapter Four
Assessing the Value of Diaspora Community Input in Missiological Research
Fred Farrokh
Chapter Five
Mission by and beyond the Diaspora: Partnering with Diaspora Believers to Reach Other Immigrants and the Local People
Stan Downes

Part Three: Biblical and Theological Guidelines

Chapter Six
Diaspora Ministry in the Book of Acts: Insights from Two Speeches of the Apostle Paul to Help Guide Diaspora Ministry Today
Larry W. Caldwell
Chapter Seven
God’s New Humanity in Diaspora: A Church of the Nations and for the Nations
David Stevens


Part Four:

Strategy and Models
Chapter Eight
Three Models of Acculturation: Applications for Developing a church planting Strategy among Diaspora Populations
David R. Dunaetz
Chapter Nine
The “With” of Diaspora Missiology: The Impact of Kinship, Honor, and Hospitality on the Future of Missionary Training, Sending, and Partnership
Jacques Hébert

Part Five:Case Studies in Diaspora Missions

Chapter Ten
Mission and the Palestinian Diaspora
Andrew F. Bush
Chapter Eleven
The Ethiopian Diaspora: Ethiopian Immigrants as Cross-cultural Missionaries; Activating the Diaspora for Great Commission Impact
Jessica A. Udall

Part Six:
The Way Forward

Chapter Twelve
Organizing to Reach the Diaspora: A Case Study of The International Mission Board, SBC; Changing Its Overseas Structure from Geographic Components to
Global Affinity Groups
Jerry Rankin
Chapter Thirteen
Diaspora Missiology and Beyond: Paths Taken and Ways Forward
Enoch Wan

Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Selected Bibliography Contributors

Figure 1: Muslim Americans
Figure 2: Predictable Sociological Process
Figure 3: Determinants of Group Identity
Figure 4: Four Acculturation Strategies
Figure 5: Emic Diaspora: The Jewish Diaspora
Figure 6: Etic Diaspora: Foreigners in the Land
Figure 7: Emic Diaspora as a Bridge to the Natal Land
Figure 8: Etic Diaspora as a Bridge to the World

Table 1: The Push and Pull Forces that Move People
Table 2: Muslim Population in NY
Table 3: Common Misconceptions
Table 4: Current Diaspora-natal Integration
Table 5: Types of Exogenous Networking
Table 6: The Landscape of Relational Networks
Table 7: Affinity Groups
Table 8: Diaspora Missiology

by: Michael Pocock (Editor), Enoch Wan (Editor)
For many years, cross-cultural missions were directed to people in the countries of their birth, generally in Majority World areas. Foreigners present among or around the intended focus of ministry were not viewed as part of mission ministry.  Diaspora missions focus on these peoples, who are now actually and virtually in more accessible places. This book will help you understand the dynamics behind this accelerated movement of peoples from one region to another, biblical principles and precedents that guide ministry today, the application of social and communication studies, and actual cases of ministry to and with diaspora peoples.

Additional Details

  • Pages: 289
  • Publisher: William Carey Library
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publish Year: 2015
  • ISBN: 9780878080458
  • Vendor: William Carey Library