Asia is arguably the nexus of future missions activity both from receiving and sending missionaries and church planters. Asia is home to the largest unreached people groups, a plurality of the world’s population. These facts notwithstanding, the number of books widely available on engaging in cross-cultural ministry in Asia has been limited.
- Webinar: Data is Your Ally: Key Research Analysis for the Modern Missions MovementThu Oct 5 2017, 2:00pm EDT - 3:15pm EDT
- Resources and Relationships in Missions: Navigating the Minefield of DependencyThu Oct 19 2017, 2:00pm EDT - 3:15pm EDT
- Women to Women Ministry SkillsSat Oct 28 2017 - Sat Nov 4 2017
- Women to Women Peer Mentoring RetreatThu Nov 30 2017 - Sun Dec 3 2017
Global Christianity is going through a transforming moment as the future of the Church is emerging from the Majority World. The unprecedented paradigm shifts taking place have significant implications for the Western Church; which Graham Hill magnificently unfolds.
In this book, Harley Talman and John Travis compiled sixty-five germane papers to produce a comprehensive resource book to cover the spectrum of IM’s beginnings to contextual, biblical, historical, and missiological legitimacy to IM’s application in various religious communities.
Drawing from his years of experience teaching Bible interpretation in the Philippines and other Majority World contexts (as well as North American seminaries), Larry Caldwell has designed a simple, reproducible seven-step process that focuses on the text and considers the culture in seeking to understand and teach the Bible.
The Unexpected Christian Century is an interesting, well-written book containing a relevant smorgasbord of information on how Christianity transitioned from a predominantly Western-based religion to a global and southern-based religion during the twentieth century.
Some of the most significant books come from those who—after years of research and practice—share their accumulated insights in a concise, readable format. Paul Borthwick offers his readers such a volume in his most recent publication, Great Commission, Great Compassion. He draws from his many years of study and experience to provide a solid, biblical basis for missions, together with helpful recommendations for a missional lifestyle.
Many Christians have embarked on the adventure of life overseas but haven’t lasted long enough to tell much of a tale. A rough start is often the reason why. Finally, however, there’s a guide for a healthy beginning. In First 30 Daze, Larry and Susan McCrary provide Christian expats a helpful one-month guide for starting off on the right foot in their new host cultures.
William Edgar is professor of apologetics, holder of the John Boyer Chair of Evangelism and Culture, and coordinator of the apologetics department at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. As such, he is no lightweight when it comes to speaking to issues related to culture. Consequently, it is by no means a light read.
In Why Mission? Dean Flemming models a missional hermeneutic for the New Testament. He starts with the premise that a “missional interpretation consciously reads scripture as a witness to the gracious mission of the triune God…”
One challenge in ministry is the need to see immediate results. Many missionary biographies end with stories of a growing local church and lives being transformed by the word of God. But this book is the story of a strong commitment to Jesus Christ in the midst of obstacles and opposition.