A Missionary Mindset: What Church Leaders Need to now To Reach Their Community

A Missionary Mindset: What Church Leaders Need to now To Reach Their Community

by Douglas Ruffle


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Doug Ruffle writes "A Missionary Mindset" using the timeless principles of E. Stanley Jones and transfers them for use today. Teaching us to approach the mission field as if we were from a different country and learning a new culture, a new way of communicating, and a new way to connect people to the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881778441
Publisher: Upper Room Books
Publication date: 05/06/2016
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Douglas Ruffle serves as associate executive director of Path 1, the Division of New Church Starts at Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church. Before accepting this position in 2013, he served as coordinator of congregational development for the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference. Ruffle is author of Roadmap to Renewal: Rediscovering the Church’s Mission, which has been translated into Spanish (Hoja de Ruta: La Iglesia Renueva Su Misión). From 1978 to 1987, he served as a missionary (obrero fraternal) in Argentina under the auspices of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. While in Argentina, Douglas served as a pastor in the Evangelical Methodist Church of Argentina as well as a chaplain at the Latin American Education Center (Rosario). Doug holds the bachelor of arts degree from Drew University, a master of divinity degree from Harvard University, a master of theology degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a PhD from Drew University. He resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Tammie, and enjoys music, baseball, travel, and volunteering at his local church.

Table of Contents

Preface 13

Introduction 17

Chapter 1 Remembering E. Stanley Jones 31

Chapter 2 Prayer: Keeping Our Focus on God 45

Chapter 3 Self-Awareness: Understanding Who We Are 57

Chapter 4 Listening: Taking the Risk to Understand 73

Chapter 5 Humility: Looking to Lift Others 87

Chapter 6 Love: Making It Real 103

Chapter 7 Planting Like Paul: Learning from Roland Allen 121

Chapter 8 The Kingdom: Living and Breathing the Good News 141

Chapter 9 Trust: Believing In and Living By the Power and Truth of the Gospel 163

Small Group Study Guide 177

Appendix 179

Resources for Self-Awareness 181

Notes 183

About the Author 191

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