Discovering the Mission of God
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About "Discovering the Mission of God"
"God cannot lead you on the basis of information you do not have." --Ralph Winter What is God's mission in the world? For anyone passionate about discovering God's heart for the nations, Discovering the Mission of God will reveal his plans for you. Written by 21st-century field workers, scholars and church leaders, this book weaves together the basic components of God’s global mission and challenges readers to identify where they fit in the mission of God. Discovering the Mission of God explores the mission of God as presented in the Bible, expressed throughout church history and in cutting-edge best practices being used around the world today. Drawing from a new generation of scholar-practitioners, this comprehensive reader provides global perspective, recent missiological research, case studies, recommended further readings and relevant discussion questions at the end of each chapter. Contributors include Bryan E. Beyer Karen O'Dell Bullock R. Bruce Carlton Gary R. Corwin Don Dent Robert Edwards Nathan Evans David Garrison H. Al Gilbert Kevin Greeson Jim Haney J. Scott Holste R. Alton James Patrick Lai William J. Larkin Christopher R. Little Alex Luc Stan May Clyde Meador A. Scott Moreau D. Kurt Nelson Howard Norrish Meg Page John Piper Robert L. Plummer Jerry Rankin Nik Ripken Tom Steffen Ed Stetzer John Mark Terry LaNette W. Thompson Greg Turner Preben Vang Joel. F. Williams Christopher J. H. Wright William R. Yount Discovering the Mission of God is an indispensable resource for anyone wanting a better picture of what God is doing in the world and how to find one's place in God's global plan.
Meet the Author
Dr Mike Barnett is Elmer V. Thompson Professor of Missionary Church Planting at Columbia International University. Dr. Barnett teaches courses on church planting movements, leadership and teams, creative access (business and missions), and the history of the church. He served 12 years with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention working in the 10/40 Window. Previously he served as a minister of missions and church planter in North America. He has a business background and continues to work in international business development.
Dr. Barnett recently co-authored Called to Reach: Equipping Cross-Cultural Disciplers ( Broadman & Holman, 2007). He also co-edited The Centrality of Christ in Contemporary Missions (EMS Society Series Number 12, William Carey Library, 2005); and Business as Mission: From Impoverished to Empowered ( EMS Series Number 14, William Carey Library, 2006.)