The tools and strategies missionaries use to carry out the Great Commission have evolved more in the last two decades than during any other period of history. Though the Commission itself does not change, rapid growth in technology and global interconnectedness has created new challenges that require us to rethink how we engage in local communities. David Sills's timely book recognizes this shifting paradigm, challenges us to adapt and provides the perspective necessary to grow effectively in the twenty-first century.
president, Wycliffe Bible Translators
In a world with numerous pressures shaping the church, David Sills has written an excellent work drawing our attention to some of them. Changing World, Unchanging Mission calls us to action as kingdom citizens, challenging us to be students of both God's Word and God's world! A must read for those desiring to reach the nations!
-J. D. Payne,
pastor of church multiplication, The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham, AL, author of Apostolic Church Planting
In these insightful pages, David Sills provides biblical, practical missiology for today. While his assumptions are anchored in Scripture, his understanding flows out of his rich global experience as a missionary leader and trainer. His passion for Jesus and his mission are both inspiring and contagious!
president, One Mission Society
Does a changing world necessitate a changed mission? No! Quite the opposite. It necessitates changes in missions but not a changed mission. Our changing world stands in desperate need of an unchanging mission - changing missions but not changing mission! This book should be required reading for every short-term missionary and for every aspiring career missionary as well. It is also recommended reading for all who support them with money and prayer.
-David J. Hesselgrave,
emeritus professor of mission, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
David Sills has provided missionaries, students, pastors and Christian leaders with a thoughtful, future-directed look at the trends, opportunities and challenges that all who are serious about the work of global missions must consider. Grounded in an unflinching commitment to the good news of the gospel and the priority of the Great Commission, the skillful analysis found in this volume raises the right questions, explores the key issues and gives us a wise and responsible compass to help guide our way in an ever-changing world. It is a genuine privilege to recommend this relevant, readable and highly engaging book.
-David S. Dockery,
president, Trinity International University
There's no one I trust more to mentor me in the practicalities of effective missions than Dr. Sills. In this book, his decades of experience and balanced wisdom help me navigate the hyperbole and overreactions that are so common. This will be a trusted resource I go back to often.
director of international outreach, The Gospel Coalition
A reflective and practical book for every single Christ-follower. Mission statesman Sills provides the twenty-first-century innovations and 'majority church' issues that we all must grapple with, and helps us to consider better allocation of resources as stewards. I highly recommend your attention to Changing World, Unchanging Mission.
-Samuel E. Chiang,
senior associate, orality, The Lausanne Movement