Churches on Mission (EMS 25)
From the Pews to the Unreached Places
Churches on Mission examines the history, theology, case studies, and actual ministry practices that have shaped local church participation in missions. This book not only inspires and informs readers from local churches; it also invites them to become active participants in God’s mission. The chapters give practical and theological insights on topics such as cross-cultural evangelism, community engagement, and mobilizing church members for missions.
Part one offers biblical and historical perspectives concerning the church on mission. Contributors contend that the church should be decentralized and recognize that the New Testament grants us the flexibility to adapt forms of worship and ministry. The second section draws on case studies from the Majority World, showing how local churches labor with God on mission.
Lastly, attention shifts to the North American context. The final section stresses several themes, such as the importance of training among African American churches, evangelistic opportunities and theological challenges presented by Hispanic churches in America, and the difficulties faced by immigrant churches as they try to reach out beyond their own ethnic group.
This volume is a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding how local churches can engage in missionary work, providing insights into the Bible and history, case studies from the Majority World, and practical strategies for empowering God's people.
- Pages: 296
- Publisher: William Carey Publishing
- Binding: Paperback
- Publish Year: 2017
- ISBN: 9781645084990
- Vendor: William Carey Publishing