Discovering the Mission of God: Best Missional Practices for the 21st Century

Discovering the Mission of God: Best Missional Practices for the 21st Century

by Mike Barnett
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InterVarsity Press


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Discovering the Mission of God: Best Missional Practices for the 21st Century

"God cannot lead you on the basis of information you do not have." —Ralph Winter

What is God's mission in the world? For anyone passionate about discovering God's heart for the nations, Discovering the Mission of God will reveal his plans for you. Written by 21st-century field workers, scholars and church leaders, this book weaves together the basic components of God's global mission and challenges readers to identify where they fit in the mission of God.

Discovering the Mission of God explores the mission of God as presented in the Bible, expressed throughout church history and in cutting-edge best practices being used around the world today. Drawing from a new generation of scholar-practitioners, this comprehensive reader provides global perspective, recent missiological research, case studies, recommended further readings and relevant discussion questions at the end of each chapter.

Contributors include:

Bryan E. Beyer
Karen O'Dell Bullock
R. Bruce Carlton
Gary R. Corwin
Don Dent
Robert Edwards
Nathan Evans
David Garrison
H. Al Gilbert
Kevin Greeson
Jim Haney
J. Scott Holste
R. Alton James
Patrick Lai
William J. Larkin
Christopher R. Little
Alex Luc
Stan May
Clyde Meador
A. Scott Moreau
D. Kurt Nelson
Howard Norrish
Meg Page
John Piper
Robert L. Plummer
Jerry Rankin
Nik Ripken
Tom Steffen
Ed Stetzer
John Mark Terry
LaNette W. Thompson
Greg Turner
Preben Vang
Joel. F. Williams
Christopher J. H. Wright
William R. Yount

Discovering the Mission of God is an indispensable resource for anyone wanting a better picture of what God is doing in the world and how to find one's place in God's global plan.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830856350
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 08/22/2012
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 583,767
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceJerry Rankin
AcknowledgmentsMike Barnett
Introduction: Discovering the Mission of GodMike BarnettPart One: The Mission of God in the BibleGod's Mission
1. Word of God and Mission of GodChristopher J. H. Wright
2. The Missionary Message of the New TestamentJoel F. Williams
3. The Supremacy of God in Missions Through WorshipJohn Piper
4. The Kingdom of God and His MissionAlex LucM
5. God's Great Commissions for the NationsJeff LewisGod's Method
6. Jesus Christ—the Living Word—and the Mission of GodBryan E. Beyer
7. The Heart of the TaskZane Pratt
8. The Church in the Mission of GodPreben VangGod's Power
9. The Power of the GospelRobert L. Plummer
10. The Passion of Christ and the MartyrsJerry RankinPart Two: The Mission of God in HistoryAncient Eras
11. The First Decades of the Mission of GodWilliam J. Larkin, Jr.
12. The Ante-Nicene Church on MissionJohn Mark Terry
13. The Gospel Goes EastZane PrattMissionaries and Movements
14. Monastics on MissionKaren O'Dell Bullock
15. Post-Reformation Missions PioneersR. Alton James
16. The Great CenturyHoward Norrish
17. The Global CenturyMike BarnettPart Three: The Mission of God TodayThe Task
18. The State of the Spread of the GospelJim Haney
19. Finishing the TaskJ. Scott Holste
20. Spiritual Warfare and the Mission of GodJerry Rankin
21. Apostles Even NowDon Dent
22. Strategic Prayer for God's MissionMike BarnettCommunicating the Gospel Across Cultures
23. Cultures and WorldviewsStan May
24. Tell His Story So That All Might WorshipLaNette W. Thompson
25. Comprehensive ContextualizationA. Scott Moreau
26. Effective Bridging and ContextualizationKevin Greeson
27. Back to BasicsWilliam R. YountThrough the Church
28. Church-Planting MovementsDavid Garrison
29. Measuring Progress in the Mission of GodGary R. Corwin
30. Breaking Bad Missiological HabitsChristopher R. Little
31. Multiplying Leaders on Mission with GodR. Bruce Carlton
32. Creative-Access PlatformsTom Steffen
33. Biblical Lessons from the Persecuted ChurchNik Ripken and Kurt NelsonCo-Laboring
34. Women on Mission with GodMeg Page
35. Caring for God's MissionariesRobert Edwards and Nathan Evans
36. The Trouble with Our JerusalemsEd Stetzer
37. The Local Church and the Mission of GodH. Al Gilbert
38. Where Do You Fit in the Mission of God? Clyde Meador
About the Contributors
Subject Index
Scripture Index

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