The Symphony of Mission: Playing Your Part in God's Work in the World
:This book argues that God's mission is broad and that all of us can live with missional intentionality by understanding the many facets of missions and focusing on a particular calling. Just like different instruments of a symphony harmonize together,...
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:This book argues that God's mission is broad and that all of us can live with missional intentionality by understanding the many facets of missions and focusing on a particular calling. Just like different instruments of a symphony harmonize together, each aspect of human participation in mission--evangelism, justice initiatives, poverty alleviation, faithful work in the marketplace, art--helps us play our part in God's work in the world. Combining expertise from a mission scholar and a working pastor, the book includes practical examples and tools to help readers imagine their part in God's mission.
Michael W. Goheen (Ph.D., University of Utrecht) is the Geneva Chair Professor of Religious and Worldview Studies at Trinity Western University, Langley, BC. He was formerly was associate professor of religion and theology at Redeemer University College. He is also the minister of preaching at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church.
He is the author of As the Father Has Sent Me, I Am Sending You; For the Sake of the Nations: A Missionary Ecclesiology for the West Today; A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story, and co-author of The Drama of Scripture and Living at the Crossroads: Introduction to Christian Worldview with Craig Batholomew.
Jim Mullins is pastor of vocational and theological formation at Redemption Church in Tempe, Arizona, and director of faith, work, and rest at the Surge Network of Churches-Phoenix. He is also cofounder and vice president of Peace Catalyst International, an organization that builds bridges between Christian and Muslim communities though interfaith dialogue, interfaith volunteer events, and cultural intelligence training.
- :<b>contents</b>1. Story: <i>listening To The Symphony</i>2. Simplicity: <i>learning The Notes</i>3. Intentionality: <i>the Movements Of Mission</i>4. Stewardship: <i>displaying The Glory Of The Father Through The Work Of Our Hands</i>5. Service: <i>displaying The Love Of Christ By Washing The Feet Of The World</i>6. The Spoken Word: <i>displaying The Power Of The Holy Spirit By Opening Our Mouths</i>7. Listening: <i>finding Your Place In God's Symphony</i>8. Performing: <i>participating In God's Symphony</i>9. Sustaining: <i>persevering In God's Symphony</i>recommended Resources