Encountering Missionary Life and Work
This new volume in the award-winning Encountering Mission series is for current and future missionaries. It provides practical guidance regarding getting ready for the mission field and the realities of life on the field. The authors are well qualified to...
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This new volume in the award-winning Encountering Mission series is for current and future missionaries. It provides practical guidance regarding getting ready for the mission field and the realities of life on the field. The authors are well qualified to write such a manual, each having served as a missionary for more than twenty years and each having taught missions in seminary.
The authors begin by examining the contemporary context for missions, including the recognition that the world's mission fields are in constant and often rapid change. They then discuss aspects of preparing oneself for the mission field, beginning with home-front preparations and moving to on-the-field preparations. The final section deals with practical issues and challenges of missionary life.
Tom Steffen (D.Miss., Biola University) is professor of intercultural studies at Biola University and director of the doctor of missiology program. Dr. Steffen served 20 years with New Tribes Mission, 15 of those in the Philippines. He is the author of a number of missionary texts including Great Commission Companies: The Emerging Role of Business in Missions; Reconnecting God's Story to Ministry: Cross-cultural Storytelling at Home and Abroad; Encountering Missionary Life and Work: Preparing for Intercultural Ministry and Passing the Baton: Church Planting that Empowers.
Lois McKinney Douglas (PhD, Michigan State University) is professor emerita of mission at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She served as a missionary for twenty-three years with the Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society
- This New Volume In The Award-winning Encountering Mission Series Is For Current And Future Missionaries. It Provides Practical Guidance Regarding Getting Ready For The Mission Field And The Realities Of Life On The Field. The Authors Are Well Qualified To Write Such A Manual, Each Having Served As A Missionary For More Than Twenty Years And Each Having Taught Missions In Seminary.<br> <br> The Authors Begin By Examining The Contemporary Context For Missions, Including The Recognition That The World's Mission Fields Are In Constant And Often Rapid Change. They Then Discuss Aspects Of Preparing Oneself For The Mission Field, Beginning With Home-front Preparations And Moving To On-the-field Preparations. The Final Section Deals With Practical Issues And Challenges Of Missionary Life.