Missions (2nd Edition)
As an introduction to the study of missions, this book equips present and future missionaries to understand the theological, cultural, and strategic foundations for effective mission work. How does the church communicate God’s unchanging message in an ever-changing world?...
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As an introduction to the study of missions, this book equips present and future missionaries to understand the theological, cultural, and strategic foundations for effective mission work.
How does the church communicate God’s unchanging message in an ever-changing world? Missions: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Strategies gives answers by showing the methods and motives for successful missionary work. It lays sound theological and strategic foundations for the missionary of today and tomorrow.
But Missions is far more than blackboard theory. Written by a long-time missionary, it carries the conviction and insights of one who has lived his subject. Gailyn Van Rheenen’s true-life examples sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous-shed a fascinating, personal light on the missionary cycle, cross-cultural issues, church maturation, selecting mission fields, and other vital topics.
This distinctive book both provides answers and provokes questions. Stimulating, comprehensive, and highly readable, it will engage readers on every level -- spiritual, intellectual, and personal. This is a completely revised and expanded edition of the award winning ealier edition.
As the world continues to change, the context of missions continues to change. There is an ongoing need for members of the church, both senders and goers, to constantly renew the missionary vision of the church passed on from the apostles. The purpose of Missions is to equip current, future, and potential missionaries (and those who send them) with an understanding ofthe theological, cultural, and strategic foundations on which effective missions is based
Gailyn Van Rheenen ( PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is director of the church planting ministry Mission Alive (www.missionalive.org), adjunct professor of missions at Abilene Christian University, and former missionary to East Africa. His website is www.missiology.org.