When Missions Shapes the Mission: You and Your Church Can Reach the World

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"Why are more churches not engaged in practical, substantial ways of taking the gospel to the nations?"

When Missions Shape the Mission
unpacks a statistical study of traditionally evangelical churches that reveals their anemic level of commitment to the biblical mandate of making Christ known around the world. Veteran pastor David Horner makes the data easy to understand, challenging other pastors to radically assign their best leadership and resources to missions as he looks ...
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Overview

"Why are more churches not engaged in practical, substantial ways of taking the gospel to the nations?"

When Missions Shape the Mission
unpacks a statistical study of traditionally evangelical churches that reveals their anemic level of commitment to the biblical mandate of making Christ known around the world. Veteran pastor David Horner makes the data easy to understand, challenging other pastors to radically assign their best leadership and resources to missions as he looks at where the church is today, how it got there, and where we must go from here: 

"Let's dream a godly dream. What if you committed to step up and lead your church in the pursuit of becoming a mission-focused church? Then, what if you invited ten of your pastor friends to join you in the effort—and each of them did the same? What would happen to the available missions force beginning right here in the West?"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433671371
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


David Horner is the founding and senior pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is also the author of Firmly Rooted, Faithfully Growing and A Practical Guide for Life and Ministry and speaks overseas each year in various mission contexts. Horner and his wife have three children and one grandchild.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword xi

Introduction 1

Section 1 Where We Are

Chapter 1 The Place of Missions in Today's Churches 11

Chapter 2 Recognizing the Hurdles 28

Chapter 3 Missing the Point 42

Section 2 Where We Want to Be

Chapter 4 Always about the Kingdom 65

Chapter 5 Major Obstacles to a Kingdom-Focused Ministry 73

Chapter 6 The Value of Missions Models from the Past 92

Chapter 7 Marks of Past Missions Movements 115

Section 3 How to Get There

Chapter 8 A Survey of Best Practices 137

Chapter 9 Catching the Vision 151

Chapter 10 Thinking and Acting Strategically 169

Chapter 11 Missions with Staying Power 196

Section 4 Closing Considerations

Chapter 12 Do I Want What God Wants? 213

Chapter 13 Summary and Conclusion 228

Appendixes

Appendix A Elmbrook Church Global and Local Mission Vision 239

Appendix B Disciples from All Nations 243

Appendix C Assessment and Evaluation Ideas 244

Appendix D Missions Survey Respondents 257

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