Despite blemishes both the church and the agency have, there is also incredible potential. What would it look like if both organisms made it a priority to work together in interdependent collaboration?
- 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
by Carlos Diaz Last year, I spent some time walking around a small seminary in western Cuba with the seminary’s director. I was there to teach a course on missions and was enjoying the beauty of the campus. Near the entrance to the seminary, a bridge had been built over a small pond, more for . . . read more
by Jackson Wu How might we craft stories from an honor-shame perspective in order to challenge cultural values that are contrary to the gospel?1 Since honor and shame are important elements of all cultures, this question is relevant for every context. Below I offer a few initial suggestions that will hopefully contribute to a more . . . read more
by Gary Corwin It has been my privilege for the last five years to be part of the leadership team for a network known as Bridging the Divide (BtD). Its purpose is to be a forum for scholars, practitioners, and church leaders committed to the proposition that Muslims should have the best possible opportunities to . . . read more
by Pauline Hoggarth, Fergus Macdonald, Bill Mitchell, and Knud Jorgensen, editors Regnum Books International —Reviewed by Marcus Dean, associate professor and chair, Department of Intercultural Studies, Houghton College; former missionary in Colombia and Puerto Rico BIBLE IN MISSION WAS COMPILED as a follow up to Edinburgh 2010. This collection of papers connects the Bible to . . . read more
As I reflect on pastoring a church cross-culturally, I realize that the biggest lesson came in understanding that living in another culture is not the same as leading in another culture.
by Lowell Bliss William Carey Library —Reviewed by Brian Webb, sustainability coordinator, Houghton College; former director, short-term missions, New Mission Systems International ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES REPRESENT some of the greatest challenges facing the global mission movement in the twenty-first century. Widespread pollution, depleted natural resources, changing weather conditions, and population pressures (among many others) all impact the . . . read more
Although the Church has made great strides in developing a multitude of effective mission strategies for engaging Muslim people around the world, there has been relatively little work done in relation to the Muslim diaspora living in the West. The same strategies and methods used in the Muslim world are not relevant in a Western setting for a number of reasons.
by Jonathan J. Bonk, ed., Dwight P. Baker, J. Nelson Jennings, Jin Bong Kim, and Steve Sang-Cheol Moon, associate editors OMSC Publications —Reviewed by Robert L. Gallagher, associate professor of intercultural studies, Department of Intercultural Studies, Wheaton College Graduate School THIS 28-CHAPTER VOLUME offers papers and responses, as well as Bible and case studies, given at . . . read more
The demand and curiosity about English has increased among all generations. In many instances, this creates a chance for English-speaking missionaries to serve within the framework of tentmakers, camp counselors, business people, or teachers. Through their work and witness, they have an opportunity to expose unbelievers to the gospel and bring people to the saving knowledge of Christ.