Discovering Missions  -     By: Charles Gailey, Howard Culbertson
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Discovering Missions

Beacon Hill Press / 2007 / Paperback

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Missions is a multi-faceted and theologically deep issue that many (even those inside Christian churches) do not understand at a rudimentary level. In Discovering Missions, Charles Gailey and Howard Culbertson provide a handbook covering missions from many angles, concentrating on modern missions and encouraging the readers' participation in it. From volunteerism to prayer, organizational models to philosophies of missions, the authors cover much ground in presenting and outlining a biblical framework to global missions work.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Beacon Hill Press
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 083412257X
ISBN-13: 9780834122574
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Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded to you. —Matthew 28:19-20 NIVThe study and practice of missiology is important to the Church today. Christ’s commandment to go into all the world and tell others of God’s love for them is central to every Christian’s responsibility and purpose.Discovering Missions is a foundational textbook that examines the importance of missionary work overseas as well as within one’s community. With perception and relevancy, it supplies understanding and awareness for important terms and practices related to mission work and strengthens one’s calling to serve others and teach them about Christ. Objectives, sidebars, key-word lists, and discussion questions are included in each chapter to enrich the reader’s study and comprehension.Discovering Missions offers capable, qualified teaching on the study of missions and is an valuable tool for seminaries and universities as well as pastors and laypeople seeking to increase their comprehension of missiology and its impact on the Church and the world today.

Author Bio

Charles Gailey is professor emeritus of missiology at Nazarene Theological Seminary. A former missionary to Swaziland, he has served as vice president of the Evangelical Missiological Society, president of the Midwest Professors of Mission, and a member of the board of directors of the American Society of Missiology. He and his wife Doris have four children: Carol Holt, Ellen Decker, Sharon Lee, and Robert Gailey, all of whom are involved in ministry. Howard Culbertson teaches missions at Southern Nazarene University and helps head the university’s short-term mission trip opportunities program. While at SNU, he has been heavily involved in church-planting programs in Bulgaria, Croatia, and Slovenia as well as helping with the ministry to Haitian immigrants in Venezuela. A veteran missionary, he spent 15 years overseas (10 years in Italy and 5 years in Haiti). He holds an earned doctorate in missions from Denver Seminary.

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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    November 28, 2009
    Tina Richard
    very good book. greast for a clas on missionaries.easy to follow and understand with some diagrams to help.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 13, 2008
    JIM TASKER
    Upon initial inspection of our personal copy, my wife and I immediately bought a 2nd copy for our Pastor and her church library. Highly readable, interesting, informational and, perhaps most important, timely. Gailey & Culbertson's Discovering Missions is vital to understanding role of cross-cultural communications vis--vis the future of world-wide missions in a world that is increasingly flat (reference is to Thomas Friedman's globilization treatise, "The World is Flat".
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Author/Artist Review

Author: Howard Culbertson
Located in: Oklahoma City, OK
Submitted: April 09, 2007

    Tell us a little about yourself.  I'm a veteran missionary as is co-author Chuck Gailey. I spent years in Italy and Haiti while he was a missionary in Africa. I've been teaching at Southern Nazarene University for more than 15 years while Gailey just retired from Nazarene Theological Seminary.

    What was your motivation behind this project?  We wanted to produce a usable introductory book on the global mission enterprise that would excite as well as inform.

    What do you hope folks will gain from this project?  The primary audience are students in introductory missions courses in Bible college, universities and seminars. This overview of the global mission effort is, however, written in a way that makes it easily accessible to pastors and local lay leaders.

    Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists?  The book leans heavily on Scripture and draws from the words and actions of greats like William Carey, David Livingstone, Hudson Taylor, William Cameron Townsend as well as lots of lesser-known, but significant missionaries.

    Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know:  It's for the future missionary as well as the future pastor.

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