Asserting that Western society is now "a very different, very difficult mission field," Guder charts the church's historical shift away from evangelism, examines cultural barriers to evangelical ministry, and presents a missional theology for contemporary believers. His practical insights are sure to spark lively discussion among those who take the Great Commission seriously. 238 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 232 Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches) ISBN: 080284703X ISBN-13: 9780802847034 Availability: In Stock
Western society is now a very different, very difficult mission field. This insightful book shows how the church can effectively carry out its missionary calling by building a new theology of evangelism that has its focus on the church itself. After charting the church's historical shift away from a biblical theology of evangelism and highlighting the contemporary challenges to evangelical ministry, Darrell Guder discusses what a truly missional theology will mean for the institutional structures and practices of today's church.