Following up our look at Europe on the Web in the January 2004 issue, in this issue we present Web resources for Oceania.
- Church and Agency Partnerships: Ingredients for Meaningful and Effective MinistryWed Aug 4 2021, 01:00pm EDT
- Pipeline Consultation on Candidate AssessmentThu Aug 5 2021, 02:00pm EDT
- Webinar: Member Care: Coming Attractions: Sunshine and StormThu Aug 12 2021, 12:00pm EDT
- Mobilizing the Next GenerationThu Aug 12 2021, 01:00pm EDT
- Webinar: Women in the Mission of the ChurchThu Aug 26 2021, 02:00pm EDT
The number of Christians participating in short-term missions has increased dramatically in recent years. Just like long-term missions, short-term missions are essential in world evangelization. As Leon Greene puts it, “every Christian is called to missions” (159).
An Open Letter to Phil Parshall. In the July 2004 issue of EMQ (293) Phil Parshall wrote, “I do not want to end my life…known as a heresy hunter. Yes, I will continue…to voice my concerns. But if I am to err toward imbalance, I want to be on the side of love, affirmation and lifting up my colleagues as better than myself.”
“Microenterprise Development” (MED) is the new buzzword in missions today. With evangelical missionaries attempting to present a holistic gospel, economic and business development is now a component of many missions. Yet, MED remains an under-researched topic riddled with far more questions than answers.
There are few phrases more frequently spoken in church and mission circles than “church planting.” There also are few subjects around which ministry mavens work harder to be distinctive.
In our ever-changing, pluralistic world it is more than a challenge to communicate the gospel effectively to others.
“How can we sing the Lord’s Song in a strange land?” This plaintive question was asked by Israel in exile. Gone were the familiar rites and temple, chants and incense, offerings and sacrifices. Where is the “strange land”?
This is a good book, well worth reading. The first four chapters provide an historical overview of evangelical attitudes toward and proclamations about the social dimension of the gospel. The final chapter provides a preliminary evaluation of three basic ethical models for approaching social concerns.
Our transition back to the States has brought great challenges, but through them we have learned valuable lessons.
Acknowledging that the church is at the core of God’s current worldwide program is one thing; knowing how to see the church planted around the world is quite a different story.