Mission in Motion
Never before has the phenomenon of mission mobilization been so broadly researched.
In a vein similar to Too Valuable To Lose and Worth Keeping, the World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission commissioned a research team to investigate what motivates people into mission service from around the globe. Mobilization practitioners recorded, translated and transcribed hundreds of hours of interview dialogue that explored reasons for mission involvement from Eastern Europe, Western Europe, North and South America, Oceania, East Asia, South Asia and East Africa. The data was subsequently analyzed to draw out common themes, and Mission In Motion presents the results of this research.
This book is the first definitive exploration of the recent history, ministries and methods of mission mobilization. The evangelical missions community is expending much energy and resource trying to raise up workers for the Lord’s harvest, but is it helping? Are the means, models, methods, and mechanisms being applied to this end effective? What does influence people to greater involvement in mission—whatever they understand mission to be? Furthermore, what hinders it? In addressing these questions, Mission In Motion allows the interviewed respondents to speak for themselves, in an open and frank manner. Some results confirm common beliefs, but others may surprise you.
This research and reflection is a milestone in mission history and anyone keen to be involved or already involved in the ministry of mobilization must study this book.John AmalrajExecutive Secretary, Interserve India
This is an important book which will be a standard reference for practitioners, mobilizers and academics for years to come.Eddie ArthurDirector of Strategic Initiatives, Global Connections UK
Jesus said the laborers are few, pray therefore. I believe we have to have a prayer support group praying for missions mobilization, then we do as God directs and we will see fulfilment of multitudes going into missions.Loren CunninghamFounder, Youth With A Mission, USA
This book is about aligning with the Lord’s heart to see His Kingdom grow, and for God’s people everywhere to be engaged in effective mission, locally and cross-culturally. Read it!Rose Dowsettformer Vice-Chair, WEA Mission Commission, UK
Mission in Motion enriches our understanding of how mobilization is done today and encourages us to a deeper reflection on how we best can facilitate people to engage in God’s mission.Dr. Bertil EkströmExecutive Director, WEA Mission Commission, Brazil
I hope that the missionary drive of the Holy Spirit moving in sending churches from the majority world nowadays will be helped by this book in the indispensable task of reflecting about their practice.Dr. Samuel EscobarFacultad Protestante de Teología UEBE, Spain
This is a global look at mobilization that will both embrace and challenge some commonly held beliefs. If you are a missions mobilizer this book is one which you should consider reading.Dr. Ted EslerPresident, Missio Nexus, USA
To open this book is to open yourself to a wisely-moderated conversation with scores of mission mobilizers from all over the world.Dr. Steven C. HawthorneEditor, Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, USA
This book is a treasure store of practical wisdom for an under-researched area of mission practice presented by a first-class team of authors. In sum, this volume nails it!Rev Dr. Darrell JacksonSenior Missiologist, Morling College, Australia
This is a project I have waited for a long time! This is an invaluable contribution to the discourse on missions and especially mission mobilization in our times.Nosa TukuraDeputy International Director, Missions Supporters League, Nigeria
- Pages: 298
- Publisher: William Carey Library
- Binding: Paperback
- Publish Year: 2016
- ISBN: 9780878080557
- Vendor: William Carey Library