The Great Commission Resurgence: Fulfilling God's Mandate in Our Time

The Great Commission Resurgence: Fulfilling God's Mandate in Our Time

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ISBN-13: 9781433669705
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Adam W. Greenway is assistant professor of Evangelism and Applied Apologetics, associate vice president for Extension Education and Applied Ministries, and director of Research Doctoral Studies at The Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Chuck Lawless is dean of The Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Table of Contents

Foreword Johnny M. Hunt xi

Introduction Chuck Lawless xiii

Section 1 Where We are

SBC Decline and Demographic Change Ed Stetzer 3

A Resurgence Not Yet Fulfilled: Evangelistic Effectiveness in the Southern Baptist Convention Since 1979 Thom S. Rainer 29

Southern Baptist History: A Great Commission Reading Nathan A. Finn 51

The Future of the Southern Baptist Convention R. Albert Mohler Jr. 77

Section 2 From the Word

Theology Bleeds: Why Theological Vision Matters for the Great Commission, and Vice Versa Russell D. Moore 103

Outside the Camp David Platt 121

The Big Picture of the Great Commission H. Al Gilbert 133

The Great Commission Tension: God's Work and Ours Thomas K. Ascol 149

Section 3 For the World

A Theologically Driven Missiology for a Great Commission Resurgence Bruce Riley Ashford 177

To All Peoples: The Great Commission and the Nations Jerry Rankin 209

North America as a Mission Field: The Great Commission on Our Continent Jeff Iorg 225

The American Dream or the Great Commission Resurgence? Al Jackson 245

Section 4 Via The Church

The Great Commission Leader: The Pastor as Personal Evangelist William D. Henard 265

Preaching for a Great Commission Resurgence David L. Allen 281

The Great Commission and the Urban Context Troy L. Bush 299

Great Commission Multiplication: Church Planting and Community Ministry J. D. Greear 325

Section 5 The Way Forward

Axioms for a Great Commission Resurgence Daniel L. Akin 345

Ready or Not, a New SBC is Coming: Partnering With Our Sons and Daughters for a Great Commission Future Ed Stetzer Philip Nation 365

Convictional Yet Cooperative: The Making of a Great Commission People David S. Dockery 387

Conclusion Adam W. Greenway 401

Name Index 409

Subject Index 413

Scripture Index 423

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