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.
- 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 WeekSat Sep 28 2019 - Sat Oct 5 2019
- Women's Development WeekSun Oct 20 2019 - Sat Oct 26 2019
by Daniel K. Darko and Beth Snodderly, editors William Carey International University Press —Reviewed by David R. Dunaetz, Azusa Pacific University; Claremont Graduate University; former church planter in France THIS IS A COLLECTION OF academic articles, all relating to missions or evangelism, and all written from an evangelical perspective. The majority of these articles appeared . . . read more
I have found that there are a number of assumptions that Westerners need to re-think in order to effectively build relationships in less individualistic cultures. These seven reminders are based on both personal experiences and conversations with many in group-oriented cultures.
by Kelly O’Donnell & Michèle Lewis O’Donnell, editors William Carey Library —Reviewed by William Peed, global ministry program director, Kingswood University, Sussex, NB, Canada HUMANITARIAN, HUMAN HEALTH, and human resource workers in today’s flat world will benefit from the contributions the member care personnel offer each other in Global Member Care. Editors Kelly and Michèle . . . read more
The concept of “doing mission” is still very strong, but it is increasingly being obscured by the use of creative functional substitutes.
by Nicholas P. Wolterstorff Baker Academic —Reviewed by Jenny Collins, associate professor of missions, Taylor University MANY CHRISTIANS FOCUSED ON the noble work of fighting global injustice are often fueled by face-to-face encounters with the oppressed, yet some lack a complete picture of the foundational aspects of justice. Philosopher and esteemed scholar Nicholas Wolterstorff identifies . . . read more
Does the move away from the term “mission” diminish the mission of God, at least among those of us for whom English is our primary language? Reflecting on the complexity of the issues, my answer is yes, but perhaps other significant questions should also be considered.
by David Cranston and Ruth Padilla DeBorst, editors Regnum Books International —Reviewed by JR Rozko, director of operations & advancement, Missio Alliance I SPEND MOST OF MY TIME thinking about and engaging the realities facing North American church leaders as we endeavor to see our own context in missionary perspective. The longer I do this, the . . . read more
Reflecting on Marv Newell’s article, I see two primary causes for the shift in “missions” vocabulary that he describes.
by Craig Ott and J. D. Payne, editors William Carey Library —Reviewed by Patrick Krayer, executive director, Interserve USA AS MISSIONARIES CROSS social, ethnic, and religious boundaries, they encounter new contextual realities. Adapting to the context, they may digress from well-established norms in their first culture. Digression can ignite a backlash, which in turn moves . . . read more