50 Years of Mission
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<p><img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/missio-graphics/Volume+2/missiographic_EMQ_50years.png" alt="" width="800" /></p> <p><a href="https://missionexus.org/50-years-of-mission/"><strong>50 Years of Mission</strong></a><br />Certain milestones deserve taking a moment to stop and remember. That is true of the 50th Anniversary of EMQ (Evangelical Missions Quarterly), one of the key publications resourcing missionary practitioners around the globe. Learn about some of the key missions issues covered over 50 years and also get a glimpse of how much has happened globally during this time.</p>
Do you read EMQ? If you are involved in missions in any way, it is one of the important publications to be checking out on a regular basis. It is also worth noting that there are a variety of other publications (mentioned in the Missiographic) that are key to global mission. These resources provide unique spaces for those of us on mission to listen to each other, get new ideas and process trends/strategies in mission. But are you taking the time to engage with resources like this? Life can be busy and there is a temptation to skim through life as we run from one meeting to another. As you look over this Missiographic, consider what resources you will read regularly to help frame your global service.
Engaging the Church
As an advocate for global mission in a church, getting those in your congregation to read a resource like EMQ is fairly daunting. However, that doesn’t mean that they should not be engaging with some of the ideas. As you engage with content in EMQ and other missions resources, how are you popularizing it for your audience and sharing it appropriately? What could you do to help your church attendees think more deeply about global mission than they are today?
For many of you in ministry organizations, publications like EMQ are staples of your lifelong learning and missions understanding. But many new people in your organizations are not getting this sort of content. Consider ways within your organization of sharing articles, having discussion groups and creating space for engagement around the issues that publications like EMQ are presenting. Consider how you can view tools like EMQ as resources to empower your staff to better understand global mission and respond as you strive to fulfill your organization’s calling.
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|1||World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision|
|2||World Urbanization Prospects: The 2011 Revision|
|3||World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision|
|4||UN Aids Global Factsheet|
|5-7||Operation World 2010 DVD|
|8||Future of the Global Church, Johnstone|
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