List Price: $25.99 | SEP 2011
- ISBN: 9780805464122
- Binding: Trade Paper
- Page Count: 352
- Trim Size: 9 x 6 x .91
- Status: Active
- Pub Date: September 2011
Theology and Practice of Mission
God, the Church, and the Nations
Theology disconnected from mission is not Christian theology at all. The pastors, professors, and missionaries writing Theology and Practice of Mission provide a clear biblical-theological framework for understanding the church's mission to the nations. Toward that goal, the book holds three major sections: God's mission, the church's mission, and the church's mission to the nations. Part one explores the canon of Christian Scripture from narrative and systematic angles, explaining how the mission of God-to redeem a people who will be a kingdom of priests to the praise of his glory, bear witness to his gospel, advance his church, and dwell with him forever on a new heaven and earth-is communicated in the Bible's four movements: Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration. Part two sees the mission of God's people in the light of God's mission, emphasizing not only preaching and church planting but also gospel witness in every dimension of human culture-glorifying God in family, church, work, community, through the arts, sciences, education, business, and the public square. The writers encourage us to live missionally, leaving all of our resources at God's disposal for the sake of his kingdom. Finally, part three contends that the North American church must come to terms with its missional calling-just as international missionaries do-and gives a starting point and parameters for conceiving the church's mission to all people groups and cultural contexts. Chapters here include ones on unreached people groups, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and Postmoderns.
Other Titles in Evangelism & Missions
- Disciple Making Is . . .
- The Second Reformation
- Theology and Practice of Mission
- Evangelism Is . . .
- The Great Commission Resurgence
- Charts for a Theology of Evangelism
- The Mission of Today's Church
- Called to Reach
- Breaking the Missional Code
- The Bridger Generation
- Planting Missional Churches
- The Art of Personal Evangelism
- Introduction to Evangelism