First the Kingdom of God assembles a collection of essays from renowned Christian leaders of diverse cultures at the frontiers of global Christianity to elevate the conversation and to address key aspects of the changing trends. This volume offers unique perspectives from multiple disciplines, ethno-racial diversity, and confessional affiliations. The lay person, clergy, or scholar is invited to re-examine his/her theological and social framework of missions afresh in the light of a global and interconnected geo-political global landscape. The contributors have aptly married first class scholarship with accessible style for general readership to inform, ignite a new passion, and refocus mission praxis on the Master's vision-to "seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness." (Matt. 6:33) Enjoy the stimulating discourse, broad perspective of missions, and personal challenge to be a faithful "Kingdom citizen."