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Kingdom Partnerships for Synergy in Mission

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Preface by Michael Griffiths

The World Evangelical Fellowship Missions Commission

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Part 1 – Foundations of Partnership

Chapter 2 – Kingdom Partnerships in the 90’s: Is There a New Way Forward?

Chapter 3 – Responding to Butler: Mission in Partnership

Chapter 4 – Responding to Butler: Reflections from Europe

Part 2 – Critical Issues in Partnerships

Chapter 5 – Cultural Issues in Partnership in Mission Patrick Sookhdeo

Chapter 6- A North American Response to Patrick Sookhdeo

Chapter 7- A Nigerian Response to Patrick Sookhdeo

Chapter 8- A Latin American Response to Patrick Sookhdeo

Chapter 9 – Control in Church/Missions Relationship and Partnership

Chapter 10 – Confidence Factors: Accountability in Christian Partnerships

Part 3- Internationalizing Agencies

Chapter 11 – Challenges of Partnership: Interserve’s History, Positives, and Negatives

Chapter 12 – Internationalizing Agency Membership as a Model of Partnership

Chapter 13 – Tensions in an International Mission

Chapter 14- The Benefits and Problems of Internationalizing Missions

Part 4 – Models of Partnership

Chapter 15- Partnership in Mission: OMF in a Unique China Partnership

Chapter 16- COMIBAM: Three Interdependent Partnerships in Latin America

Chapter 17- Some Aspects of Partnership in the Summer Institute of Linguistics and Wycliffe Bible Translators

Chapter 18- Mission Kanuri: A Plan of Action for Northern Nigeria

Chapter 19- Towards Interdependent Partnership: WEC in Multiple Partnerships

Chapter 20- An Indian Missions Partnership Model

Chapter 21 – OC International in an Indian Partnership


Chapter 22 – Partners Into the Next Millennium



Format: Paperback
Kingdom Partnerships for Synergy in Mission
Strategies for Making Disciples in All Languages
William D. Taylor (Editor)

The church/missions community must move beyond superficial fellowship and simple networking to true partnerships, cooperative ventures, and the sharing of resources. This will result in synergy–a phenomenon where the output is greater than the sum of its parts.

Kingdom Partnerships for Synergy in Mission consists of a series of papers presented at a missions conference in Manila in 1992 that focused on the idea of partnerships. Essentially it asks the question: What is partnership in missions? And then proceeds to answer that question from a number of perspectives. Twenty-two missions leaders from around the world speak candidly to these issues and call us to reflection, relationship, and engagement.

This books talks about the difficulties of forming true partnership and what results can be achieved when two groups work together for the kingdom. Communication is almost always where partnerships break down, and it is often from misunderstanding the culture of the other party. This is a book about how partnerships work in missions.

Additional Details

  • Pages: 304
  • Publisher: William Carey Publishing
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publish Year: 1994
  • ISBN: 9780878082490
  • Vendor: William Carey Library