Methodist Mission at 200: Serving Faithfully Amid the Tensions

Methodist Mission at 200: Serving Faithfully Amid the Tensions

by David Scott, Thomas Kemper

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For more than 200 years, millions of Methodists have shared God’s love with the world. Baked into the theological purpose of our mission is the compassion and resolve to relieve human suffering by offering healing, hope, and holiness everywhere in the world. Millions of Methodist people on every continent persist in serving faithfully amid the tensions and challenges that cry out for transformation.
This book tells the story of these global efforts, beginning with John Stewart’s ministry among the Wyandotte Nation in America, and what Methodists have learned about God’s mission along the way. This book also describes how United Methodist Global Ministries is living out these lessons of cooperation, humility, relationship, and practicing holistic mission. Together, Methodists pursue and promote personal, social, and cosmic transformation. Together, we work and live amid the tensions that enrich and expand our awareness of Methodist identity in God’s diverse world.

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ISBN-13: 9781791015992
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 01/19/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

David Scott, editor, is Director of Mission Theology at the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. Previously he taught religion and leadership at Ripon College in Wisconsin.

Thomas Kemper, editor, served from 2010 to 2020 as General Secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries. Previously he served as a missionary to Brazil from the German United Methodist Church, and for 12 years he led the Board of Missions for the Germany Central Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Methodist Mission at 200 David W. Scott Thomas Kemper vii

Chapter 1 Celebrating the Bicentennial of Methodist Mission David W. Scott 1

Chapter 2 The Virtues of Mission Arun W. Jones 15

Chapter 3 Lessons from 200 Years of Mission History David W. Scott 31

Chapter 4 Mission Concepts and Relationships, 2010-2020 Thomas Kemper 47

Chapter 5 Mission and Diakonia Thomas Kemper 77

Chapter 6 The Relationship between the Methodists and the Wyandotte David W. Scott 91

Epilogue: Enduring Tensions in Mission Thomas Kemper 109

Appendix A Predecessor Organizations of Global Ministries 113

Appendix B Global Ministries Theology of Mission Statement 119

Appendix C Biographical Posters Displayed at the Methodist Mission Bicentennial Conference 123

Appendix D Program for the Methodist Mission Bicentennial Banquet and Conference 127

Appendix E Attendees at the Methodist Mission Bicentennial Conference 141

Appendix F Program for the Return of Wyandotte Land 157

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