For more than 20 years, Bruce Dipple has worked with local churches in the development of their mission programs. During those years he has created and taught a range of undergraduate and graduate Bible College courses relating to the mission...
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For more than 20 years, Bruce Dipple has worked with local churches in the development of their mission programs. During those years he has created and taught a range of undergraduate and graduate Bible College courses relating to the mission responsibility of the local church. Becoming Global, the product of Bruce's consulting and teaching, is intended for church leaders and mission enthusiasts in local churches of all denominations. Building on a biblical theology of mission, this book provides local churches with biblically informed, practical steps for extending their global ministry in ways appropriate to the size and structure of their particular church.
". . . it addresses all the right issues, applying biblical truth in intensely practical ways."
- Richard Utber, Senior Pastor, Nowra Baptist Church
". . . a valuable resource for churches, leaders and pastors who want to see their church becoming more involved and effective in world mission."
- Johan Linder, Australia National Director, OMF International
"Demonstrating biblical principles and offering brilliant ministry suggestions, Becoming Global transforms what we do as a church, and why we do it."
- Desmond Chu, Mission Team Chair, West Sydney Chinese Christian Church
Each chapter concludes with sections on Issues to think about, Ministry ideas to consider, and Resources to consult. The book contains numerous ministry tools that can be copied and used in the local church context.
Chapters include 'Change is on the agenda', 'Exposing the biblical foundations', 'Creating a culture of mission', 'Prayer as mission work', 'Called, sent or dragged?', 'Faith and finance'.
Source: https://brucedipple.wordpress.com/author/brucedipple/ accessed 09/03/2016
So who is Bruce Dipple? Well, after being a Baptist pastor in NSW for several years, he moved with his family to France to learn French. This was preparation for working in Niger, French West Africa, as Principal of a Bible College that had students from several French-speaking countries in the region. He was then based in Australia for a decade as the Australia/East Asia Director of SIM. From there he moved to a teaching role in mission at Sydney Missionary and Bible College, where he currently continues as a Ministry Associate. His SMBC Ministry Associate role involves preaching in churches and at mission conferences, and in running training seminars and consulting with local churches concerning the development of the global aspects of their ministry.
This pilgrimage has developed a particular interest in and commitment to the role of the local church in global mission. It is this interest that provides the framework for much of his current ministry.
Source: https://brucedipple.wordpress.com/about/ accessed 09/03/2016