Written by 21st-century field workers, scholars and church leaders, this original ebook provides a companion to Discovering the Mission of God: Best Missional Practices for the 21st Century. In sixteen original chapters, you're invited to explore 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. Like its parent volume, this reader provides global perspective, recent missiological research, case studies, recommended further readings and relevant discussion questions at the end of each chapter. Contributors include: Mike Barnett John Brady Mike Edens Charles Fielding Gordon Fort Marty Glickman James M. Hamilton Scott Harris Peter Hawkins Patrick Lai Clyde Meador Rebekah A. Naylor J. Jeffrey Palmer J. D. Payne Timothy M. Pierce Brad Roderick Natalie Shepherd Jerry Rankin
Mike Barnett (Ph.D., Southwestern Seminary) is dean of the College of Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University. He teaches courses on church-planting movements, leadership and teams, creative access (business as mission), and the history of global Christianity. He also serves as national vice president of publications for the Evangelical Missiological Society. He has a business background and continues to work in international business development. He and his wife, Cindy, served for twelve years with the International Mission Board.
Robin Martin has written for newspapers and magazines and worked as an editor for twenty-five years. She has served with the International Mission Board in East Asia, Central Asia, London and Cyprus--part of that time as a member of an overseas correspondent team. She is a graduate of Baylor University and currently lives and works in Virginia with her husband, Don, and children Donnie, Sarah and Stirling--her favorite assignments to date.
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