Entries tagged with: Send

Serving As Senders

By: Neal Pirolo

A missionary needs care in at least six areas: Moral Support, Logistics Support, Financial Support, Prayer Support, Communication Support, and Reentry Support. This book gives scores of practical ideas on how a team can provide the necessary care for a missionary. Chapter One tells “when” and “why” a missionary needs care. Chapters Two through Seven deal with each of the six areas of care. Chapter Eight brings it back to the individual’s involvement in caregiving.


Choosing a Future for U.S. Missions

By: Paul McKaughan, Dellanna O'Brien, and William O'Brien

Choosing a Future for U.S. Missions takes a hard look at current mission realities and offers you promising possibilities for the future. It introduces an innovative learning method, horizon mission methodology, that will help you create a new vision for your organization's future.


A People For His Name

By: Paul A. Beals

In world missions, the author proposes, the local church is the biblical sending body through which missionaries serve. The author places emphasis upon the practical outworking of the mission responsibilities of the local church as well as its relationship to mission agencies, missionary personnel, and Christian schools.


Your Church Can Excel in Global Giving

By: Donald Jensen

Your Church Can Excel in Global Giving is a must-read for any church serious about leveraging its resources for advancing God’s global purposes to make His name known among the nations. Don’s refreshing approach, vivid illustrations, and pastoral style take this subject to a new crucial level. Read it and your church will never be the same in its mission giving.” –Greg Parsons, Global Director, US Center for World Mission.


Global Mission Handbook

By: Steve Hoke and Bill Taylor

Are you considering longer-term service in cross-cultural ministry?

Life-long mission leaders, Steve Hoke and Bill Taylor, have created a practical guide for preparing for cross-cultural missions. This one-of-a-kind handbook orients prospective longer-term servants to the journey ahead. Each chapter provides mental road maps and tools for preparation, taking the first steps, arriving and thriving in another culture. Biblical and experiential insights from over 50 other intercultural resource people highlight the heart issues as well as hands-on ministry topics.

Hoke and Taylor trace the process for finding actual placement with sending church or mission agency, asking the key questions you should be raising along the way. Previously published as SEND ME! Your Journey to the Nations, this handbook has been completely revised and significantly expanded to be even more comprehensive and useful. Global Mission Handbook is an indispensable guide for following God’s call wherever he may lead you. It’s the only handbook on the Christian market to help prospective workers navigated the topography between their “now” and future long-term cross-cultural servanthood.

This guide also includes material on the latest development and issues in mission, such as:

  • the uniqueness of Jesus in global religious pluralism
  • globalization and culture
  • spiritual formation in the cross-cultural crucible
  • incarnational evangelism and contextualized church planting
  • international justice and commercial sex workers
  • global poverty, HIV/AIDS and malaria
  • business as mission, health care, and community development
  • real-life vignettes and stories of people engaged in costly mission around the world

 

Global South mission leaders answer questions such as, “Is there still a role for missionaries from the West?” And it is filled with real-life examples of people mobilizing for mission around the world.


Missions from the Majority World (EMS17)

By: Enoch Wan and Michael Pocock, eds.

The churches from the whole world are joined in the effort to reach the whole world. Although it has been documented that Western missionaries serving outside their countries still comprise the majority of world missions workers, the growth rate of majority world missionaries far outpaces that of the West. In recent years, while Western missionary forces are shrinking in numbers and possibly in influence, missions from the majority world have proliferated, bringing amazing progress and some challenges.

Missions from the Majority World represents the thinking of 14 majority world mission scholars and 10 Westerners with lengthy experience in the missionary enterprise. The book shows the progress and challenges of missions from the majority world and illustrates this by case studies from Asia, Africa, and Latin America.


Global Member Care

By: Kelly O'Donnell

If you are interested in growing as a person and developing your member care skills, then this book is for you. Global Member Care: The Pearls and Perils of Good Practice is the latest book from Kelly O’Donnell, launching the member care field further into the international world of mission/aid.

Part One reviews member care history and includes future directions in light of global realities. Part Two examines the crucial area of health/dysfunction with specific suggestions for good relationships, management, and governance. Part Three explores core ethics and human rights principles that are essential for good practice.

Pearls and Perils is a contemporary text for training in universities, seminaries, and mission/aid settings. Its principles and resources also make it a great handbook for sending groups and all those with member care responsibilities.


Diaspora Missiology (EMS 23)

By: Michael Pocock and Enoch Wan, editors

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.