Discovering Missions

Discovering Missions

by Howard Culbertson, Charles R. Gailey


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This foundational textbook examines the importance of missionary work overseas as well as within your community. It will not only supply you with an understanding and awareness of important terms and practices related to mission work but also strengthen your calling to serve others and teach them about Christ.

About the Author:
Charles R. Gailey is emiritus professor of missiology at Nazarene Theological Seminary

About the Author:
Howard Culbertson teaches missions at Southern Nazarene University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780834122574
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Publication date: 06/28/2007
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     5
Mission: An Introduction     7
The Heart of God: The Biblical and Theological Basis of Mission     21
Christian Mission: A Brief History     36
Doing Mission Together     51
A Global Church     61
From Every Nation     75
How Culture Affects Mission     89
Intercultural Communication     104
Volunteerism in Mission     118
Developing Tomorrow's Missionaries     133
Contrasting Philosophies and Strategies of Mission     148
New Contexts for Mission     163
Mobilizing the Local Church     177
Future Church     192
Case Study: Mission in the Church of the Nazarene     205
Notes     211
Glossary     221
Bibliography     229
Index     233

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Guest More than 1 year ago
We expected to learn much from Gailey and Culbertson¿s Discovering Missions, and my wife and I were not disappointed. We immediately ordered a 2nd copy for our local pastor's personal use or her church library. Rapidly changing and future challenges and opportunities for building Christian missions provided by globalization in our increasingly flattened world, with actions vital to successful cross-cultural communications -- related language and linguistics, theological, psychological, sociological, ethno-musicological, personal commitment and other choices and changes -- are set forth by missiologists Gailey and Culbertson in a clear, candid, caring and fittingly passionate textbook style. We noted with great interest the relevance of cross-cultural communications and other lessons learned first-hand in the mission field to the influx of foreign born persons into the U.S., with concomitant outreach opportunities for local churches to maintain and improve membership numbers here in the United States.