Changing Face of World Missions, The: Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends / Edition 1

Changing Face of World Missions, The: Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends / Edition 1

by Michael Pocock, Gailyn Van Rheenen, Douglas McConnell
     
 

ISBN-10: 080102661X

ISBN-13: 9780801026614

Pub. Date: 10/01/2005

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

The dramatic changes that have taken place both in global society and in the church have implications for how the church does missions in the twenty-first century. These trends include the rise of postmodernism, the spiritual decline in the West and the advance of the gospel in the rest of the world, and the impact of technology on society and missions.

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Overview

The dramatic changes that have taken place both in global society and in the church have implications for how the church does missions in the twenty-first century. These trends include the rise of postmodernism, the spiritual decline in the West and the advance of the gospel in the rest of the world, and the impact of technology on society and missions.

The Changing Face of World Missions is for the mission-minded church leader or lay person who wants to understand these trends. Each chapter identifies and evaluates a trend, examines it in light of Scripture, and proposes a practical response. Important terms are defined, and sidebars help readers think through the issues on their own.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801026614
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Series:
Encountering Mission
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
575,787
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

1Globalization : New York's in New Delhi, Manila's in Los Angeles21
2Changing demographics : the impact of migration, HIV/AIDS, and children at risk45
3Religionquake : from world religions to multiple spiritualities79
4The changing basis of knowledge : from modernity to postmodernity105
5The disappearing center : from Christendom to global Christianity131
6Changing motivations for missions : from "fear of Hell" to "the glory of God"161
7Increasing awareness of spiritual power : the spiritual warfare orientation to missions183
8Innovation in mission opearations : creative-access platforms209
9Working together : beyond individual efforts to networks of collaboration247
10The changing uses of money : from self-support to international partnership279
11The impact of new technologies : life in the virtual world and beyond299
12Contextualization : from an adapted message to an adapted life321

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