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Discovering the Mission of God

Mike Barnett

Discovering the Mission of God

Mike Barnett

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"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.

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"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.
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Meet the Author

Mike Barnett

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.)

Table Of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Discovering The Mission Of God
  • Mike Barnett
  • part One: The Mission Of God In The Bible
  • 1. God's Mission
  • Word Of God And Mission Of God
  • Christopher J. H. Wright
  • The Missionary Message Of The New Testament
  • Joel F. Williams
  • The Supremacy Of God In Missions Through Worship
  • John Piper
  • The Kingdom Of God And His Mission
  • Alex Luc
  • God's Great Commissions For The Nations
  • Jeff Lewis
  • 2. God's Method
  • Jesus Christ--the Living Word--and The Mission Of God
  • Bryan E. Beyer
  • The Heart Of The Task
  • Greg Turner
  • The Church In The Mission Of God
  • Preben Vang
  • 3. God's Power
  • The Power Of The Gospel
  • Robert L. Plummer
  • The Passion Of Christ And The Martyrs
  • Jerry Rankin
  • part Two: The Mission Of God In History
  • 4. Ancient Eras
  • The First Decades Of The Mission Of God
  • William J. Larkin
  • The Ante-nicene Church On Mission
  • John Mark Terry
  • The Gospel Goes East
  • Greg Turner
  • 5. Missionaries And Movements
  • Monastics On Mission
  • Karen O’dell Bullock
  • Post-reformation Missions Pioneers
  • R. Alton James
  • The Great Century
  • Howard Norrish
  • The Global Century
  • Mike Barnett
  • part Three: The Mission Of God Today
  • 6. The Task
  • The State Of The Spread Of The Gospel
  • Jim Haney
  • Finishing The Task
  • J. Scott Holste
  • Spiritual Warfare And The Mission Of God
  • Jerry Rankin
  • Apostles Even Now
  • Don Dent
  • Strategic Prayer For God's Mission
  • Mike Barnett
  • 7. Communicating The Gospel Across Cultures
  • Cultures And Worldviews
  • Stan May
  • Tell His Story So That All Might Worship
  • Lanette W. Thompson
  • Comprehensive Contextualization
  • A. Scott Moreau
  • Effective Bridging And Contextualization
  • Kevin Greeson
  • Back To Basics
  • William R. Yount
  • 8. Through The Church
  • Church-planting Movements
  • David Garrison
  • Measuring Progress In The Mission Of God
  • Gary R. Corwin
  • Breaking Bad Missiological Habits
  • Christopher R. Little
  • Multiplying Leaders On Mission With God
  • R. Bruce Carlton
  • Creative-access Platforms
  • Tom Steffen
  • Biblical Lessons From The Persecuted Church
  • Nik Ripken And D. Kurt Nelson
  • 9. Co-laboringwomen On Mission With God
  • Meg Page
  • Caring For God's Missionaries
  • Robert Edwards And Nathan Evans
  • The Trouble With Our Jerusalems
  • Ed Stetzer
  • The Local Church And The Mission Of God
  • H. Al Gilbert
  • Where Do You Fit In The Mission Of God?
  • Clyde Meador

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  • Catalogue Code 352060
  • Product Code 9780830856350
  • ISBN 0830856358
  • EAN 9780830856350
  • Pages 640
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Sep 2012
  • Sales Rank #59315
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 45 mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

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