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.
- 24: Creating Pathways (and Reducing Barriers) for Women in Organizational Leadership: Seeing Men and Women Flourish as They Work TogetherMon Jun 17 2019, 12:00pm EDT - Tue Jun 18 2019, 12:00pm EDT
- LeaderSHIFTs: Pursuing a Culture of Shared Leadership between Men and WomenMon Sep 16 2019, 12:00pm EDT - Tue Sep 17 2019, 12:00pm EDT
- Mission Leaders Conference 2019Thu Sep 19 2019, 2:00pm EDT - Sat Sep 21 2019, 12:00pm EDT
- Women's Development WeekSun Oct 20 2019 - Sat Oct 26 2019
- Building Outstanding Church/Mission Agency Relations in MobilizationMon Nov 11 2019, 4:00pm CST - Wed Nov 13 2019, 12:00pm CST
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.
“Expectations, expectations, expectations,” we tell our short-, medium- and long-term missionary candidates. Realistic expectations facilitate smoother transitions and generally make for happier missionary life.
Sharpe’s book is a critical assessment of the life and work of the Indian evangelist and missionary “Sadhu” Sundar Singh (1889-1929). This Sikh background believer came to Christ through a vision during his teenage years.
Missionaries’ relationships with their home churches have changed over the past few decades.
One might expect the biography of a mission administrator to be rather boring. Not so with this well-written volume from noted evangelical author Robert Niklaus. With energy, passion and candor, he tells the life story of one of the twentieth century’s great missionary statesmen, Dr. Louis L. King.