Reflecting God’s Glory Together (EMS 19)

Diversity in Evangelical Mission
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The true story of mission has been deeper, wider, and far more diverse than many Christians in countries with long histories of church presence have realized. The authors in Reflecting God’s Glory Together: Diversity in Evangelical Mission drive that point home in a variety of ways. From Filipino and Ghanaian missionary work in North American cities, to Canadian work among the Chinese diaspora, to African-American work in Zimbabwe, the authors help us begin to grasp just how many ways evangelicals in mission are truly going from and coming to everywhere as they follow Christ’s mandate to reach the nations. Diverse voices utilizing diverse strategies pursuing a common call: these result in a mosaic whose larger pattern glorifies the God who came to live among us—and who continues to send us out in the pattern God so clearly established. As editors, Beth and Scott invite you to explore the stories embedded in that marvelous mosaic that we have been privileged to collect for this volume.

  • ISBN: 9780878080373
  • Pages: 368
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 2011
  • Publisher: William Carey Library

Table of Contents

  • Figures
  • Tables
  • Foreword by Enoch Wan
  • Introduction by A. Scott Moreau
  • Contributors

 

Part I: Case Studies and Experiments in Diversity

  • 1. Can Multicultural Social Theory Help Us in Leading Multicultural Faith Communities? by Dan Sheffield
  • 2. Mission by the Immigrant Churches: What Are They Doing? by Chin T. Wang (John)
  • 3. Diversity of Ghanaian Diaspora in the US: Ministering to the Ghanaian Communities through Ghanaian Congregations by Enoch Wan and Yaw Attah Edu-Ekoe
  • 4. Diaspora Church Planting in a Multicultural City: A Case Study of Greenhills Christian Fellowship by Sadiri Joy Tira and Narry F. Santos
  • 5. “Kids These Days!” An Exploration of Generational Issues in Missions Mobilization by Lisa Lageorge
  • 6. From Kitchen Table to Boardroom Table: Diversity Issues in Global Mission Leadership by Gil Odendaal

 

Part II: The Challenges of Diversity in Teams

  • 7. The Multifaceted Journey Toward Globalization and Diversity in Mission: Lessons in Flexibility, Humility, and Community by Donna Downes
  • 8. Effective Cross-cultural Ministry Teams by George Brown
  • 9. Missionary Member Care in a Culturally Diverse Ministry Team by Ejin Cho
  • 10. Global Leadership in Missions: Reflections on the Issues Facing a Global Leader in a Multicultural Mission Organization by Sunny Eunsun Hong
  • 11. A Multicultural Team-Building Workshop by Sheryl Takagi Silzer
  • 12. A Biblical Understanding of the Diversity of Paul’s Missionary Coworkers by William Brooks

 

Part III: Understanding and Facing Diversity

  • 13. Different for God’s Greater Glory: Benefits of and Barriers to Embracing Ethnic and Generational Diversity in Mission Leadership by Kenhiti Katayama and John Kilmarnock
  • 14. Understanding the Importance of Diversity in Missions: An African-American Perspective by Gabriel B. Tait
  • 15. The Story of Alma: Diversity in Evangelical Mission Today by Rodney Orr
  • 16. Generational Diversity and Worldviews in Missions Today: A Study of the Millennial Generation by Dale Wolyniak
  • 17. A Biblical Balance Between Christian Unity and Ethnic Diversity by Carlos G. Martin
  • 18. Diversity, Donations, and Disadvantage: The Implications of Race, Class, and Gender for Personal Fund-raising in Evangelical Missions by Samuel L. Perry
  • 19. Understanding the Effects of Diversity in Mission From a Social Science Perspective by David R. Dunaetz

 

  • Index

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