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  • Buried Seeds : Learning From The Vibrant Resilience Of Marginalized Christi

    $49.99

    This book demonstrates how two overlooked ministry models–base ecclesial communities of the Global South in the late 20th century and hush harbors of the US Deep South during antebellum times–offer proven strategies for the 21st-century church. These ministry models provide insight into the creation and sustenance of vital Christian community, particularly for those seeking indigenous culturally-rooted models, and show how to and show how to integrate vibrant Christ-centered faith and mission with world-changing social justice and political action. The book includes on-the-ground stories from multiethnic communities, a foreword by Robert Chao Romero, and an afterword by Willie James Jennings.

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  • God Shines Forth

    $22.99

    In this addition to the Union series, Daniel Hames and Michael Reeves argue that an individual’s relationship with God influences their evangelism and missions more than anything else.

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  • Buried Seeds : Learning From The Vibrant Resilience Of Marginalized Christi

    $24.99

    This book demonstrates how two overlooked ministry models–base ecclesial communities of the Global South in the late 20th century and hush harbors of the US Deep South during antebellum times–offer proven strategies for the 21st-century church. These ministry models provide insight into the creation and sustenance of vital Christian community, particularly for those seeking indigenous culturally-rooted models, and show how to and show how to integrate vibrant Christ-centered faith and mission with world-changing social justice and political action. The book includes on-the-ground stories from multiethnic communities, a foreword by Robert Chao Romero, and an afterword by Willie James Jennings.

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  • Let The Nations Be Glad

    $24.99

    John Piper’s bestselling book on missions (more than 300,000 copies sold) draws on key biblical texts to demonstrate that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship fuels missionary outreach. Piper offers a biblical defense of God’s supremacy in all things, providing readers with a sound theological foundation for missions.

    This 30th anniversary edition of a contemporary classic incorporates insight from the author’s refined thinking over the past 10 years. Used extensively as a textbook for missions courses and a resource for ministries, Let the Nations Be Glad! provides a passionate plea for God-centeredness in the whole enterprise of world evangelization and explores the role of prayer and spiritual warfare. The book is essential reading for those involved in or preparing for missions work. It also offers enlightenment for students, pastors, youth workers, campus ministers, and all who want to connect their labors to God’s global purposes. The 30th anniversary edition features a deluxe hardcover binding.

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  • Just Mission : Laying Down Power And Embracing Mutuality

    $18.00

    Why do American Christians travel overseas to reach people in distant lands, but neglect ministering to people who immigrate from those lands to their home communities?

    Why does Western missions funding depend on narratives that marginalize indigenous leadership?

    Why are diaspora Christians from the Global South not seen as legitimate missionaries to the West?

    Western mission often still centers the senders, without as much understanding of the experiences of the receivers. Mekdes Haddis, an Ethiopian now living in the United States, provides a postcolonial critique of Western mission, upending the white savior complex and arguing for a more globally just approach. A Just Mission examines evangelical mission from the perspective of the receiver, highlighting areas of weakness and naming injustices.

    Unveiling the negative impact of Western mission on the global church, Haddis addresses how white supremacy infiltrates and subverts mission organizations’ good intentions, disrupting grassroots missions and local leadership development. Weaving together theology and Scripture with stories from people of color and diaspora groups, A Just Mission offers hope that the mission and message of Jesus can indeed become good news for all.

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  • Liturgical Mission : The Work Of The People For The Life Of The World

    $20.00

    Modern missional movements have often viewed the historic Christian traditions with suspicion.

    The old traditions may be beautiful, the thinking goes, but they’re too insular, focused primarily on worship and on the interior life of the church, and not looking outward to evangelism and good works.

    In Liturgical Mission, Winfield Bevins argues that the church’s liturgy and sacramental life are in fact deeply missional. He explores the historic practices of the Christian church, demonstrating how they offer a holistic framework for everyday Christian discipleship and mission in the twenty-first century. The result is a book that not only invites all Christians back to the historic liturgy of the church, but also invites those already in liturgical churches to rediscover the missional life that has too often remained latent in their own traditions.

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  • You Are Sent Study Guide With Leaders Notes

    $16.99

    As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you these were the parting instructions Jesus left his followers. Our life-changing relationship with Christ comes with a new, life-changing “sent” identity. Learn how the Spirit that sends us fills us with God’s heart to share the gospel with those near and far. In this nine-week study, discover God’s passion for local and global mission and be empowered to make Jesus known everywhere you go. Meet with others and learn about God’s glorious redemption plan for you and all peoples of the earth, his deep love for the nations, and your place in expanding the kingdom of God. Being on mission is not a just one facet of following Jesus it’s part of our gospel DNA. Published in partnership with Serge, You Are Sent is adaptable and flexible for each church’s need and accessible for every member. The study includes detailed leader’s notes and an easy-to-use format suitable for a classroom, small group, or in one-on-one discipleship. Also included is a QR code for accessing slides and visuals to use in a teaching format.

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  • Transforming Communication : Progressing From Cross-Cultural To Intercultur

    $34.99

    Effectively communicate Christ across Cultures

    The gospel message transcends cultures, but human communication does not. In Transforming Communication missionary and professor Vee J. D-Davidson provides principles for the intercultural communication of Christ.

    Using her twenty-five-plus years of experience teaching as a Westerner in Asia as a starting point, Davidson provides transferable principles that encourage awareness of context-specific issues and that see opportunities for intercultural communication as wholly unique opportunities, regardless of any perceived communication barriers. Readers from multiple different cultures will be able to apply the principles presented by use of relevant examples, illustrations, and enlightening insights provided from a wide range of Global South and Global North multicultural and intercultural perspectives.

    Transforming Communication offers practical principles to encourage and challenge Christian readers to build relationships that might well require engaging with issues that bring them out of their comfort zone but, the book also offers insights and encouraging devotional nuggets that feed into a triad of knowledge-impartation, self-examination and challenge, along with spiritual enrichment for the task.

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  • Becoming A Missionary Church

    $39.99

    This book offers a historical assessment and balanced critique of contemporary church movements, especially in light of missional ecclesiology. An expert on Lesslie Newbigin and an expert on contemporary church models show how Newbigin’s ideas have been developed and contextualized in three popular contemporary church movements: missional, emergent, and center church. In addition, the authors explain that some of Newbigin’s insights have been neglected and need to be retrieved for the present day. This book calls for the recovery of the missionary nature of the church and commends church practices applicable to any congregation.

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  • Becoming A Missionary Church

    $28.99

    This book offers a historical assessment and balanced critique of contemporary church movements, especially in light of missional ecclesiology. An expert on Lesslie Newbigin and an expert on contemporary church models show how Newbigin’s ideas have been developed and contextualized in three popular contemporary church movements: missional, emergent, and center church. In addition, the authors explain that some of Newbigin’s insights have been neglected and need to be retrieved for the present day. This book calls for the recovery of the missionary nature of the church and commends church practices applicable to any congregation.

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  • Missions Disrupted : From Professional Missionaries To Missional Profession

    $24.95

    Most everything in the world has changed since the age of the “Greatest Missionary Generation,” which was an outpouring of missionaries following World War II that lasted until around 1985. Today, however, missionaries are no longer welcomed in most of the world, and Christian terms like evangelism, church planting, conversion, and missions are considered pejorative outside of the Western world. All this demands a reexamination of the theology of Missio Dei for today’s world and a theory for change that can be validated with credible research.

    Author and former missionary Larry Sharp believes that the era of “professional missions” as we’ve known it is coming to an end. But since God still seeks to redeem his world, the future lies now with “missional professionals,” with a new set of rules for how the gospel of Jesus Christ can be proclaimed. Near the end of his life, Billy Graham said, “The great work of God in the 21st century will be through everyday believers living out their faith in the workplace.” Since the first century AD, there have been historical events–such the persecution of the early church, the Edict of Milan, and the Protestant Reformation–where major disruption resulted in the radical advance of the gospel. We are on the cusp of another disruptive innovation.

    Through real-life narratives of international workplace professionals who have successfully integrated their faith with their work, Missions Disrupted describes how this new work of missions looks today. These inspiring stories come from the world of agriculture, manufacturing, medicine, information technology, education, engineering, music, and retail. It is up to the next generations to continue to share the Good News with the world, wherever and however that may be.

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  • God At Work In The World

    $22.99

    A leading scholar offers an up-to-date articulation of the theological grounding of the missionary endeavor. Lalsangkima (Kima) Pachuau argues that theology of mission deals with God’s work in and for the world, which is centered on salvation in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Pachuau brings a global perspective to mission theology, explains how theology of mission is related to theology as a discipline, and recognizes recent critiques of “missions,” offering a compelling response rooted in the very nature of God.

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  • God At Work In The World

    $39.99

    A leading scholar offers an up-to-date articulation of the theological grounding of the missionary endeavor. Lalsangkima (Kima) Pachuau argues that theology of mission deals with God’s work in and for the world, which is centered on salvation in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Pachuau brings a global perspective to mission theology, explains how theology of mission is related to theology as a discipline, and recognizes recent critiques of “missions,” offering a compelling response rooted in the very nature of God.

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  • Teamwork Cross Culturally

    $21.99

    Following Sherwood Lingenfelter’s successful books on ministering, teaching, and leading cross-culturally (with combined sales of over 200,000 copies), Teamwork Cross-Culturally casts a vision for how teams made up of diverse peoples can serve in unity as the body of Christ despite the complicated problems that arise. The book equips leaders to respond to divisive issues so that multinational mission teams can do the work of ministry in ways that honor God. Real-life examples of teamwork challenges from around the world demonstrate that “in Christ” responses are achievable.

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  • Teamwork Cross Culturally

    $39.99

    Following Sherwood Lingenfelter’s successful books on ministering, teaching, and leading cross-culturally (with combined sales of over 200,000 copies), Teamwork Cross-Culturally casts a vision for how teams made up of diverse peoples can serve in unity as the body of Christ despite the complicated problems that arise. The book equips leaders to respond to divisive issues so that multinational mission teams can do the work of ministry in ways that honor God. Real-life examples of teamwork challenges from around the world demonstrate that “in Christ” responses are achievable.

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  • Apostolic Imagination : Recovering A Biblical Vision For The Church’s Missi

    $39.99

    A leading expert in the field of Christian missions encourages the church to recover the apostolic imagination that fueled the multiplication of disciples in the first century. J. D. Payne examines the contemporary practice of Western missions and advocates a more central place for Scripture in defining missionary language, identity, purpose, function, and strategy. He shows that an apostolic understanding of the church’s disciple-making commission requires rethinking every aspect of missionary engagement. The book includes end-of-chapter discussion questions and action steps to help pastors and church leaders develop an apostolic imagination.

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  • Apostolic Imagination : Recovering A Biblical Vision For The Church’s Missi

    $22.99

    A leading expert in the field of Christian missions encourages the church to recover the apostolic imagination that fueled the multiplication of disciples in the first century. J. D. Payne examines the contemporary practice of Western missions and advocates a more central place for Scripture in defining missionary language, identity, purpose, function, and strategy. He shows that an apostolic understanding of the church’s disciple-making commission requires rethinking every aspect of missionary engagement. The book includes end-of-chapter discussion questions and action steps to help pastors and church leaders develop an apostolic imagination.

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  • No Shortcut To Success

    $19.99

    Avoid “Get-Rich-Quick” Missions Strategies and Invest in Effective, Long-Term Ministry

    Trendy new missions strategies are a dime a dozen, promising missionaries monumental results in record time. These strategies report explosive movements of people turning to Christ, but their claims are often dubious and they do little to ensure the health of believers or churches that remain. How can churches and missionaries address the urgent need to reach unreached people without falling for quick fixes?

    In No Shortcut to Success, author and missionary Matt Rhodes implores Christians to stop chasing silver-bullet strategies and short-term missions, and instead embrace theologically robust and historically demonstrated methods of evangelism and discipleship-the same ones used by historic figures such as William Carey and Adoniram Judson. These great missionaries didn’t rush evangelism; they spent time studying Scripture, mastering foreign languages, and building long-term relationships. Rhodes explains that modern missionaries’ emphasis on minimal training and quick conversions can result in slipshod evangelism that harms the communities they intend to help. He also warns against underestimating the value of individual skill and effort-under the guise of “getting out of the Lord’s way”-and empowers Christians with practical, biblical steps to proactively engage unreached groups.

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  • Freeing Congregational Mission

    $26.00

    There is a deepening crisis in mission as practiced by North American congregations.

    Many mission activities are more effective at satisfying church members than making a lasting difference, producing what’s too often consumer-oriented selfie mission. Too much effort is based on colonial-era assumptions of mission launched from a position of power. These practices are not just ineffective–they deviate from mission in the way of Jesus. Hunter Farrell and Bala Khyllep want to help free congregational mission from harmful cultural forces so churches can better partner with God’s work in the world. They invite leaders to lay the foundation for more faithful and effective missions with three core elements:

    *a Christ-centered theology of mission rooted in companionship
    *an appetite and competence to engage across differences with cultural humility
    *insights and strategies to accompany local and global neighbors in co-development

    Farrell and Khyllep deliver key takeaways from the latest mission research, inspiring examples from innovative congregations, and a set of step-by-step tools for churches to discern and implement sound practices that will work for them. The local church community is well-positioned to build a spreading circle of relationships centered in Jesus Christ. With this book, congregations of every Christian tradition will find practical help to direct their resources in truly life-giving ways as they seek the mission of God.

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  • Mission Affirmed : Recovering The Missionary Motivation Of Paul

    $19.99

    Seeking a Mission God Affirms, Not Just a Mission Accomplished

    As a model for Christian missions, the apostle Paul is praised for his sense of urgency when proclaiming the gospel, but are modern churches missing his broader motivation? Paul didn’t view missions as simply accomplishing a goal; he valued affirmation from God, seeking it fervently in every area of his ministry. How can churches today emulate that ambition in their own mission efforts?

    In Mission Affirmed, author and missionary Elliot Clark seeks to shift the focus of ministries from mere efficiency to Christ-centered service that prioritizes the will and approval of God. By studying Paul’s ministry, particularly in 2 Corinthians, readers learn that his motivation wasn’t dependent on circumstances but on the Spirit, helping him remain faithful despite suffering and setbacks. This book equips local churches in the same way as they send missionaries into the field, serving together and stewarding the gospel in pursuit of God’s praise.

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  • Christ Among The Nations

    $38.00

    Drawing on biblical, historical, and contemporary narratives, as well as Christ’s four-fold mission identity (Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King) this book reflects the rich diversity of global Christianity, and addresses the challenges and complex realities facing global mission today.

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  • Hope Lives Here

    $15.99

    A widely requested follow up to Janine Maxwell’s first two books It’s Not Okay With Me and Is It Okay With You?, HOPE LIVES HERE is a comprehensive look behind the scenes of Project Canaan: A Place of HOPE, a development project and children’s home that she and her husband Ian are building in Africa.

    While this book is not specifically a “how to” manual on how to start a ministry in Africa, nor a guide on successfully developing a self-sustainable farm with water provision during devastating drought, it is the heartfelt and often heart-wrenching story of their journey and path toward growing promising futures for hundreds of orphaned or abandoned children. Maxwell breaks down details of their Hunger, Orphans, Poverty, Education initiatives designed to bring HOPE to the kingdom of Eswatini and much more.

    Joys and successes are equally shared alongside lows and betrayals.

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  • Born To Give

    $18.99

    How does God get the Word out to a lost and dying world?

    This book will inspire you to see yourself as a tool for God’s kingdom. God has a ministry for everyone, and He will use what you make available to Him.

    Missionary-preacher David Grant’s name has become synonymous in the Assemblies of God with riveting storytelling that makes listeners laugh one minute and cry the next. Very human stories of a kid growing up in Southern parsonages mix with deeply moving stories that expose great human need around the world and the great heart of our compassionate God who cares for the neediest and exploited.

    In Born to Give, Grant tells his own riveting story, of a young boy who gave God his life in an offering pan at the invitation of a legendary missionary and became a missionary to the nations, ministering throughout Southern Asia, Europe, and Asia Pacific, and to victims of sexual slavery. Inspiring both laughter and tears, Born to Give is a refreshing and real story that will lead readers to place their own lives and resources in God’s miracle-working hands and engage with Him to bring hope in a broken, unjust world.

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  • Missionary Spirit : Evangelism And Social Action In Pentecostal Missiology

    $39.00

    Argues for a return to the early emphasis in Pentecostal missiology on the need for cross-cultural evangelism, which held in creative tension both the wider and narrower definitions of what Christian mission means.

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  • Embrace : Showing And Sharing The Love Of Jesus

    $16.99

    For evangelism ministry teams who will train volunteers and implement CATCH tactics for evangelism. Small-group style sessions inspire teams and gives them tools they need to get started.

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  • Teaching And Learning Across Cultures

    $32.99

    Representing the fruit of a lifetime of reflection and practice, this comprehensive resource helps teachers understand the way people in different cultures learn so they can adapt their teaching for maximum effectiveness. Craig Ott, a senior missiologist known for his expertise in theology and church planting, draws on extensive research and cross-cultural experience from around the world. This book introduces students to current theories and best practices for teaching and learning across cultures. Case studies, illustrations, diagrams, and sidebars help the theories of the book come to life.

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  • Get Set : A Spiritual Preparation For Short-Term Missions

    $4.99

    Get Set is a 31-day devotional that will help equip and prepare short-term missions teams for their upcoming trip.

    Going on a short-term mission trip can be thrilling, stretching, and scary. To help you and your church mission team be prepared spiritually, Melissa Heiland of Beautiful Feet International and International Mission Board have partnered to create a 31-day devotional for short-term missions partners. You will be able to relate to personal stories of others who have traveled overseas with teams to share the gospel with a lost world.

    Each devotion begins with a suggested Scripture passage to review, a devotional story, and a prayer. Melissa brings her own personal experience as a former missionary and current short-term mission team leader within each daily reflection. A helpful timeline of things your team needs to do before departure is included in the index. This booklet is the perfect tool for your short-term team to read the month preceding your mission trip!

    Sample quote from Get Set: “Let us never forget that we serve a God of miracles. As you prepare to go on your missions journey, go expectantly. Expect God to display his power among the peoples. Look for God in your life, in the lives of your team members, and in the lives of the people you are going to serve. Does raising support seem impossible? Is getting a visa difficult? Do the hearts of the people seem hard? Are you facing health problems? Look to God who parted the Red Sea!”

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  • Around The World With Matt And Lizzy China

    $14.99

    All Aboard! We’re on Our Way to China!

    Little travelers can pack their imaginary bags and explore China with Matt, Lizzy, and Bentley the dog. They will learn all about the children of China – their culture, language, food, weather, and landmarks – all the while growing in boldness to use their faith and share the love of God near and far.

    In Around the World with Matt & Lizzy, author and traveling missionary Julie Beemer captures children’s imaginations and encourages curiosity about other cultures, while providing Bible application to real life challenges. Children ages 4-9 will love learning how children around the globe are different, yet very much the same.

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  • Advanced Missiology : How To Study Missions Incredible And Useful Ways

    $59.00

    Advanced Missiology draws the connections between the theory and practice of missions. Using the metaphor of a river, the book shows how theories “”upstream”” such as theology, education, anthropology, community development, and history have exerted an influence on missiology (and missiology, in turn, has gone back upstream to influence those disciplines). What causes these disciplines to converge in missiology is the goal of making disciples across cultures. Whereas missiologists are not always explicit about how their abstract theories actually relate to the task of making disciples across cultures, each chapter in Advanced Missiology shows how numerous theories, sub-fields, models, and strategies of missiology ultimately facilitate the Great Commission. The book argues that by using interdisciplinarity for this fundamental purpose, missiological studies will be more credible and useful. With contributions from: Rebecca Burnett Leanne Dzubinski Julie Martinez

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  • Advanced Missiology : How To Study Missions Incredible And Useful Ways

    $39.00

    Advanced Missiology draws the connections between the theory and practice of missions. Using the metaphor of a river, the book shows how theories “”upstream”” such as theology, education, anthropology, community development, and history have exerted an influence on missiology (and missiology, in turn, has gone back upstream to influence those disciplines). What causes these disciplines to converge in missiology is the goal of making disciples across cultures. Whereas missiologists are not always explicit about how their abstract theories actually relate to the task of making disciples across cultures, each chapter in Advanced Missiology shows how numerous theories, sub-fields, models, and strategies of missiology ultimately facilitate the Great Commission. The book argues that by using interdisciplinarity for this fundamental purpose, missiological studies will be more credible and useful. With contributions from: Rebecca Burnett Leanne Dzubinski Julie Martinez

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  • World Christianity And The Unfinished Task

    $22.00

    This book is a short introduction to one of the most remarkable transformations in the modern world that many people still do not know about. In 1900 more than 80 percent of the world’s Christians lived in Europe and North America and nearly all of the world’s missionaries were sent out “from the West to the rest.” In a dramatic turn of events Christianity experienced a decidedly “Southern shift” during the twentieth century. Today nearly 70 percent of the world’s 2.5 billion Christians live Africa, Asia, and Latin America, while nearly half of all missionaries are being sent out into all the world from places like Brazil, Ethiopia, and South Korea. This book is intended to change the way readers think about the church and challenge the way Western Christians engage in contemporary missions.

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  • Zambia Home : A Missionary Nurse Endures

    $16.95

    Zambia Home tells the true story of one missionary nurse’s amazing journey in Zambia, Africa, as she grapples with local politics, spiritual warfare, and personal grief. One of the great unsung Christian heroes of our time, Arlene Schuiteman’s story will touch your heart and embolden your spirit to declare the glory of God to the next generation.

    At age nineteen, Arlene Schuiteman began keeping a journal. That daily discipline continued throughout her life, including thirty-four years of nursing and teaching in three African countries: South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Zambia. She then placed her Africa journals and letters into the hands of her friend, playwright Jeff Barker. He adapted Arlene’s writings into plays, and now they have become a book series: Sioux Center Sudan, Iowa Ethiopia, and Zambia Home.

    This third book in the trilogy covers the final decade of Arlene’s career, starting with the birth of a nation and passing through the death of Arlene’s mother. Arlene grapples with radically changing infrastructures and the Zambianization of medicine. Then, as she nears the end of her career, the HTLV-3 virus stuns the world. Arlene’s spiritual and emotional journal has never been richer or more complex than this fitting final chapter of her amazing journey.

    Arlene’s story has the power to transfix, pierce, and heal. This is more than historical record. Here is a winsome saga that declares the power of God to the next generation.

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  • Pursuing The Call

    $16.99

    Becoming a missionary can be daunting, but what if you could learn from others who’ve already faced the challenges? No matter what stage you’re at in your missionary journey, Pursuing the Call will prepare you to make the wisest, most Christ-centered decisions. With step-by-step advice from the early stages of exploring God’s call, to ultimately moving overseas and ministering in a new culture, this book details the necessary considerations and decisions you will need to make. Written by a missionary, it is not based on theory alone but has been tried and tested through experience. Though the road may prove difficult at times, it is definitely worth it. We invite you to take the next steps and pursue the call!

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  • Language Learning In Ministry

    $12.99

    Chart a Path for Language Success

    Are you excited to minister in another culture, but worried about how best to learn the language of the people you are going to serve? While a new culture and a new language will change you and your family in dramatic ways, let the author dispel common myths about language acquisition and share a hopeful outlook.

    Language Learning in Ministry is essential for learning a new language or providing guidance for those headed into a new language context. With chapters on both formal and informal language learning to guide the selection of language schools, programs, and methodologies, this book walks you through the options, opportunities, and challenges ahead.

    Special attention is given to:
    *Viewing language learning through a ministry lens
    *Language development of children and the needs of the family, including schooling options and opportunities for MKs to learn the local
    *Personal application-walking the reader through decision-making processes to chart a path for success in language learning
    *Rich resources such as language proficiency scales, language learning methodologies, and online resources
    *A complete task-based language learning curriculum that can be adapted to any language

    Don’t let language learning be a desert of waiting, but rather, a launch-pad for ministry opportunities. Utilizing the knowledge and guidance provided in this book will minimize your stress, increase the potential for your success in acquiring a new language, and fuel your ministry.

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  • From The Village To The Ends Of The Earth

    $16.95

    Children having fun in the jungle pairs well with the hard work on the mission field.

    In this sequel to At the End of the Village, Lisa Leidenfrost describes life in her village in Cote d’ Ivoire. Although there are exciting stories about the local witch doctor and escaping from a civil war, life as a missionary is often surprisingly normal. Family life need not be crowded out by frenetic translation schedules and fundraising furloughs. Whether it’s the humorous cultural differences in hospitality or courtship, or the kids’ adventures with driver ants, snakes, bees, a bushbaby, or a parrot, From the Village to the Ends of the Earth shows what it is like to raise a family while building the kingdom of God in Africa.

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  • reGeneration : Stories Of Resilient Faith In Communist Romania

    $17.99

    Story is a powerful tool for teaching and learning. This is a book of stories about ministry in the underground church of communist Romania (1980s). It introduces a never-ending story about the regenerative process of true discipleship, which reaches today to the second, third, and fourth generations. These stories will inspire deeper reflection on challenging missional issues that will certainly be encountered by the next generation of international workers.

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  • Africa My First Missions Trip What Could Go Wrong

    $16.99

    “I hold no visions of grandeur concerning myself. I do not envision myself as David Livingstone or any other great missionary. I did not go where no white man had gone before, nor did I suffer through disease and fear of death. I did not preach to untold thousands or lead tens of thousands to Christ. I was simply invited to go on a trip to Sierra Leone to be a helper. I was being Timothy to Paul, and my job was to make sure that Brother Arnold was well taken care of. But unknown to me, God would provide opportunities to preach, lead people to Christ, and see places I had never seen before . . .”

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  • Survey Of World Missions

    $29.99

    Robin Hadaway presents a full survey of world missions, addressing biblical, theological, and historical foundations, as well as culture, context, philosophy and missions strategy.

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  • Gods People For Gods World

    $28.95

    For all interested in the future of mission in the Anglican Communion – Authors and perspectives encompass the breadth of the world-wide Anglican Church In an era where partnership and communion seem to be under threat, this book re-imagines mis-sion partnership in a diverse and pluralist world. The theme of the Lambeth Conference 2020 is “God’s Church for God’s World,” and this vol-ume serves as a theological resource for the conference and for those interested in the future of the Anglican Communion. Building on the work of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies (VTS) and the Mission Department of the Anglican Communion Office, the book identifies and addresses key theological, cultural, and practical issues that need to be addressed for mission partnerships to thrive. Key among these issues is listening: listening to one another is a profound challenge given socio-economic differences, power differentials, and linguistic divides. Drawing from mission experience, the authors offer best practices for discipleship as listening. Written across cultural differences, the authors hail from Zambia, the United Kingdom, Haiti, India, Latin America, Native American, South Africa, Turkey, the United States, and Lebanon. Each chapter invites readers to explore issues in their context through hearing scripture, hearing each other, and hearing the Spirit.

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  • Public Missiology : How Local Churches Witness To A Complex World

    $28.00

    How can Christians witness to the complexity of our world? Gregg Okesson shows that local congregations are the primary means of public witness in and for the world. As Christians move back and forth between their churches and their neighborhoods, workplaces, and other public spaces, they weave a thick gospel witness. This introduction to public missiology explains how local congregations can thicken their witness in the public realms where they live, work, and play. Real-life examples from around the world help readers envision approaches to public witness and social change.

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  • Greatest Missionary Generation

    $19.95

    Sharp believes that it is no coincidence our era of world Christianity followed hard on the heels of one of the greatest outbursts of missionary activity in history. He faithfully retells the stories of famous and forgotten figures from the decades after World War II whose courage, sacrifice, and perseverance are still bearing fruit.

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  • His Plan : 21st Mission Method

    $11.99

    God’s plan is far better than ours. God is not seeking a perfect man to carry out His work otherwise no one would qualify. It is God who unlock your potential and give you talents that you never knew you could possess.

    The testimonies of a foul-mouthed truant’s journey to a billionaire, an academic’s “Sacrificial Succession” spiritual principles for mission, and a shy and broken-hearted women’s joinery, proves the “Talent Giver,” is eager to impart talent to enable those willing to serve His kingdom.

    Mission work has never been so accessible; the 21st Century Mission Method is a paradigm shift of the traditional ways of mission, to inspires Christians to do the “Great Commission.” Using evangelists from the indigenous churches are the most effective and efficient way of mission in the modern age. It displays the manifold wisdom of God through His Church.

    God’s call and plan for the church and Christian always align with the last words He spoke to His disciples: “Go make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).”

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  • Holy Ambition : To Preach Where Christ Has Not Been Named – Second Revised

    $12.99

    This vision of, and invitation to, the work of global missions challenges Christians everywhere to cultivate a holy ambition to preach Christ where he has not yet been named.

    The apostle Paul had a holy ambition: to preach the gospel to peoples who had never heard. He ached to proclaim Jesus where he had not yet been named. So today, missionaries cross cultures, learn languages, and pour out their lives in word and deed to break through thousands of years of darkness and the reign of Satan over a people who do not know the King of kings and the Savior of the world. Missionaries go to, and minister among, peoples who otherwise have little to no access to the saving news of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.

    And since Jesus’s Great Commission to make disciples of all nations is still in effect–and since there are thousands of peoples today who have never heard of him–every church should pray that God would not only make all of us evangelists among our own people, but also that he would raise up from among us missionaries to take the gospel where it has never gone before.

    Note to the Second Revised Edition: This book was first released in 2011. Since then, John Piper has continued to preach and write about missions. So, to prepare this Second Revised Edition, Desiring God added four chapters of new material, removed about a third of the original, and freshly edited and organized the remainder.

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  • Mission After Pentecost

    $29.99

    A leading scholar moves through the entire Bible in canonical order and puts the biblical text in conversation with twenty-first-century questions, offering the church a fresh understanding of its mission and how to pursue it in the decades to come.

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  • Symphony Of Mission

    $24.00

    Argues that God’s mission is broad and that all of us can live intentionally into this mission by understanding its many facets and focusing on a particular calling.

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  • World Mission : Theology, Strategy, And Current Issues

    $24.99

    World missions needs a fully biblical ethos.

    This is the contention of the editors of and contributors to World Mission, a series of essays aimed at reforming popular approaches to missions.

    In the first set of essays, contributors develop a biblical theology of world missions from both the Old and New Testaments, arguing that the theology of each must stand in the foreground of missions, not recede into the background. In the second, they unfold the Great Commission in sequence, detailing how it determines the biblical strategy of all mission enterprises. Finally, they treat current issues in world missions from the perspective of the sufficiency of Scripture.

    Altogether, this book aims to reform missions to be thoroughly – not just foundationally – biblical, a needed correction even among the sincerest missionaries.

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  • Growing Up Yanomamo Today

    $21.95

    Following in his parents’ footsteps, “Growing Up Yanomamo Today: By Faith, Not by Sight” is the continuing story of Mike Dawson who continues his missionary work with the Yanomamo people in the jungles of Venezuela despite the hardships presented under a socialistic dictator.

    Dawson’s love for the Yanomamo people is clearly seen through the many stories in this sequel to Growing Up Yanomamo. Whether hunting and fishing together or sending out evangelistic teams of indigenous believers to remote parts of the rainforest, Dawson descriptions will provide a front-row seat to this work without the mosquitos or fear of malaria. The medical aspect of the work has been crippled by the lack of air support which was taken away by the government. Indeed, Dawson’s first wife and daughter died from malaria as has too many of the Yanomamo people when being able to get to medical support might have saved them.

    Ex-witchdoctors and other tribal members also share stories in their own words. Readers will be surprised to find a dark connection between shamen’s demons and Pokemon, and should take heed. Haunted houses, also addressed by an ex-witchdoctor, will be a cause for concern after reading his insight. Readers will gain knowledge of what it must be liked to be indwelt with demons controlling one’s life. But the good news is that there have been more conversions to the gospel of Jesus Christ in the last ten years than in the previous fifty years. This is a message of hope, with a future. The demons offer me neither hope nor a future. – witchdoctor

    Insects and wild animals are part of the daily life of a missionary in the jungle, as is travelling by river in all sorts of weather. Dawson shares how God provides safety, food, and even fuel which is scarce in this oil rich county. God has a plan for this country, this ministry, and our precious Yanomamo and the many other tribes in Amazonas State that have been abandoned, says Dawson.

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  • Introducing Cultural Anthropology

    $34.99

    What is the role of culture in human experience? This concise yet solid introduction to cultural anthropology helps readers explore and understand this crucial issue from a Christian perspective. Now revised and updated throughout, this new edition of a successful textbook covers standard cultural anthropology topics with special attention given to cultural relativism, evolution, and missions. It also includes a new chapter on medical anthropology. Plentiful figures, photos, and sidebars are sprinkled throughout the text, and updated ancillary support materials and teaching aids are available through Baker Academic’s Textbook eSources.

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  • Church On Mission

    $22.00

    In this scripturally rich exploration, senior missiologist Craig Ott unpacks the mission statement of the church: to glorify God by multiplying transformational churches among all people. This concise yet robust biblical-theological treatment focuses on God’s glory, a strong ecclesiology, the importance of Scripture, and practical implications for congregational and mission practice. Ideal for launching discussion and reflection, the book helps readers refocus their vision and reignite their commitment to fulfilling God’s purposes for their church or mission.

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  • Village Medical Manual 7th Edition 2 Volume Set

    $35.99

    Village Medical Manual is a two-volume guide to health care in developing countries where expert medical care can be hard to find. Its intended use is by those who are required, by location and circumstances, to render medical care for which they are not professionally trained. Reader-friendly and easy to navigate, this manual will allow the reader to find the best treatments and procedures in a variety of medical situations. Each volume includes illustrations and instructions that assist in diagnosing and treating patients. Volume I includes medical principles and procedures for basic care and emergency situations. Volume II includes symptom, disease, drug, and regional indices to assist the reader in step-by-step diagnoses and treatment of patients. This useful two-volume guide is a handy reference for all lay persons who need the skills to meet health care challenges in developing areas.

    “With Village Medical Manual, Dr. Vanderkooi has targeted a frequently neglected category of medical caregivers: people who are well-educated in disciplines other than medicine living in rural areas of developing countries. These reluctant healers are frustrated by the unfamiliar jargon of books written for physicians and the lack of depth of health guides written for indigenous people. Through thorough research, extensive experience, common sense, logical arguments of contents, well-defined procedural plans and the use of everyday words, Dr. Vanderkooi has hit her mark very well.” Neva Abbott, M.D., M.P.H. Former Director of International Health Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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  • Company Of Heroes

    $17.99

    Across the globe, the gospel is advancing through the work of Christians willing to risk everything in the hardest places. This book, written by a missionary as he traveled throughout 20 different countries, is filled with stories of Christians past and present whose examples of endurance, courage, sacrifice, and humility will connect readers with God’s unstoppable work across the world. These heroes are simply ordinary people who have experienced the transformative power of a Savior who is alive and moving-and their stories will inspire readers to take faith-filled risks for the sake of the advance of the gospel.

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  • To The Ends Of The Earth

    $11.99

    Jesus is always on the move. If we follow Him, where will we end up? An expert on nomadic peoples, Malcolm Hunter shares stories from a lifetime of working in some of the world’s most remote, colorful, and neglected communities. In the early 1960’s Malcolm and his wife, Jean, arrived in Ethiopia with only their professional skills-medicine and engineering-and a desire to show God’s love to those in need. Over the next forty years God would lead them across Africa, through lush hills and scorched bush, to a dozen people groups who hadn’t heard the gospel. Wherever the Hunters went, they found that God had been there first. This book is full of astonishing true accounts of Jesus preparing the world’s least reached peoples to encounter Him. Visions, dreams, miracles, shocking customs, and even human blunders and tragedies-God used all these and more to open a way to share the good news. Honest, hopeful, and never far from laughter, Malcolm invites us to consider anew what we can expect when we follow Jesus-wherever He leads.

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  • Ethnic Realities And The Church

    $16.99

    Between Iraq and a Hard Place. Before I moved to study Arabic in Jordan, friends said I should “wait until the Middle East calms down.” They were even more emphatic after Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990. Instead, we moved to Kurdistan, where people live “between Iraq and a hard place.” This is the history of remarkable missionaries who came before us. They learned lessons the hard way; that hasn’t changed. The “great experiment” that they undertook for 200 years did not produce the results they hoped for. No doubt the next generation of missionaries will learn their own lessons, sometimes the hard way, but with more wisdom for having been careful students of the past.

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  • Gospel Of Our King

    $24.00

    This accessible overview shows how the Bible–with its 66 books, dozens of authors, and multiple genres–comes together to provide an overarching story about God the King and explains how the Christian gospel and mission address the totality of human life.

    Written by a biblical scholar and a theologian, The Gospel of Our King shows how any account of gospel and mission can only be understood in light of the whole biblical testimony. The authors help us understand the Bible’s overarching narrative as the true story of the whole world. This story, revealed by God and centered on Jesus the King, enables us to know and love God and to fulfill his purpose for our lives. It is the framework within which we come to understand the Christian worldview, the Christian gospel, and the Christian mission. When we understand how the whole Bible fits together to shape the totality of a Christian’s life, we will be prepared to show the goodness of Christ and the gospel to others in our personal, social, cultural, and global contexts.

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  • Neighborhood Church : Transforming Your Congregation Into A Powerhouse For

    $22.00

    How can we embody the values of love, grace, and justice? As faith communities, how can our collective embodiment of these values shine even brighter? The answers to these questions must always unfold right here, right now, exactly where God has planted us. Neighborhood Churchacts as a resource to inspire churches to become a vibrant and engaging community partner with the families and neighborhoods living around them. The need for transformation is acute. Congregational decline continues across all mainline denominations. The abandonment of the church by the millennial generation is ubiquitous; no denomination is escaping it. This is, in part, a consequence of disconnection from our communities. Van Tatenhove and Mueller believe that, parish by parish, we can reverse this trend. They dare to have an audacious hope for local congregations not only as signs of God’s kingdom but as life-giving institutions that anchor their neighborhoods. Drawing on their combined sixty years of parish experience, wisdom from Asset-Based Community Development, and compelling case stories, Van Tatenhove and Mueller do more than just call us to incarnational ministry. They give practical, essential tools that lead to communal conversion, develop the DNA of listening, spur fruitful partnerships, promote integrated space, and sustain long-term visions. They believe these tools will spark true revival and unleash the power of incarnational ministry.

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  • Made For The Journey

    $13.99

    In her first year as a missionary to a small group of native women in the Ecuadorian jungle, Elisabeth Elliot faced physical and spiritual trials. In Made for the Journey, Elliot captures the mysteries and stark realities surrounding the colorful and primitive world in which she ministered. More than just a recounting of her early days, this is a beautifully crafted and deeply personal reflection on the important questions of life and a remarkable testimony to authentic Christian obedience to God.

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  • Mile High Missionary

    $13.99

    A James Rush Manley Title

    The jungle pilot occupies a high visibility seat.

    His role creates the convincing illusion of connection. But the truth is, he or she often leads a solitary life. He drops in from the sky, visits for 15 minutes, then leaves. He touches many worlds but rarely becomes part of any.

    The stories in Mile-High Missionary show how one pilot changed from hiding as a sky-creature to reentering the world of real people.

    Sit in the pilot’s seat as this missionary memoir flies you into the Amazon Jungle. Encounter the pilot’s view. See what he saw. Hear what he heard. Meet who he met. Feel what he felt as he wrestles with his own hopes and joys, doubts and fears.

    Experience bush aviation first hand as this Christian pilot asks the hard questions:
    *Is my airplane safe to fly?
    *Can I find one tiny scratch of an airstrip hidden in an immense jungle?
    *What if the weather changes?
    *Can I land and stay on the runway, then takeoff without hitting trees?
    *After all that, am I really helping my passengers’ ministry?
    *Does my flying benefit the ex-headhunters I work among?
    *Am I honoring God, or just playing with airplanes?

    Read how he juggled safety and service while doing a dangerous job, then found himself changed by the ones he served.

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  • Church And Its Vocation

    $25.00

    Lesslie Newbigin, one of the twentieth century’s most important church leaders, offered insights on the church in a pluralistic world that are arguably more relevant now than when first written. This volume presents his ecclesiology to a new generation. Michael Goheen clearly articulates Newbigin’s missionary understanding of the church and places it in the context of Newbigin’s core theological convictions. Suitable for students as well as church leaders, this book offers readers a better understanding of the mission of the church in the world today. Foreword by N. T. Wright.

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  • Contextualizing The Faith

    $29.00

    This major statement by a leading missiologist represents a lifetime of wrestling with a topic every cross-cultural leader must address: how to adapt the universal gospel to particular settings. This comprehensive yet accessible textbook organizes contextualization, which includes “everything the church is and does,” into seven dimensions. Filled with examples, case studies, and diagrams and conversant with contemporary arguments and debates, it offers the author’s unique take on the challenge of adapting the faith in local cultures.

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  • Live Without Borders A True Story

    $16.99

    Consider going on the adventure of your life-one of profound love, real joy, and many surprises along the way. But every adventure also comes with pain and loss. Linda Castillo chose to follow Jesus at age five and began her fifty-plus-year journey as a short-term and long-term missionary at age eight. Her story is an inspirational illustration of a life dedicated to saying YES to Jesus-anytime, anywhere-through disappointments, death of a spouse, infertility, and cancer diagnoses, all while seeing Jesus at every turn of her life to withstand loss and receive hope to keep moving forward. In Live Without Borders, you will see that: Guidance is always nearby.Detours can be unplanned adventures.Relationships hold us and mold us in every season of life.Your life has a purpose and a plan.You are designed by God for something only you can do. Learn from your past, take charge of your present, plan for your future. God is always calling us to new adventure.

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  • Teaching Across Cultures

    $25.00

    Foreword By Duane H. Elmer
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    1. Metaphors Of Teaching
    2. The Rail Fence As A Crosscultural Model For Teaching
    3. Adapting Our Colored Glasses
    4. Teaching Complex Creatures
    5. Teaching And Context
    6. Teaching And Cultural Values
    7. Teaching Aims Across Cultures
    8. Cultural Influences On Teaching Aims
    9. Teaching Through Struggle
    10. Harmony Through The Rail-Fence Model
    11. Examples Of Pilgrim Teaching
    12. Improving Teaching Through Evaluation
    Recommended Reading
    Author Index
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    In our globalized world, ideas are constantly being exchanged between people of different cultural backgrounds. But educators often struggle to adapt to the contexts of diverse learners. Some focus so much on content delivery that they overlook crosscultural barriers to effective teaching.

    Educator and missiologist James Plueddemann offers field-tested insights for teaching across cultural differences. He unpacks how different cultural dynamics may inhibit learning and offers a framework for integrating conceptual ideas into practical experience. He provides a model of teaching as pilgrimage, where the aim is not merely the mastery of information but the use of knowledge to foster the development of the pilgrim learner.

    Plueddemann’s crosscultural experience shows how teachers can make connections between content and context, bridging truth and life. Those who teach in educational institutions, mission organizations, churches, and other ministries will find insights here for transformational crosscultural learning.

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  • Women In Gods Mission

    $22.00

    Preface

    Part 1: Appreciating Their Stories
    1. God’s Amazing Daughters
    2. Navigating Power When Serving
    3. Being Authentic When Leading

    Part 2: The Faithful Connected Leader
    4. A Distinctive Foundation
    5. Connected In Different Ways
    6. Persevering With Wisdom
    7. Prioritizing Impact And Excellence

    Part 3: Realities Of Gender Discrimination
    8. Caring About Challenges
    9. Strategies That Accommodate Others
    10. When Accommodation Hinders Faithfulness

    Part 4: What Women Need To Do Their Best Work
    11. Husbands Who Act Like Jesus
    12. A Healthier Metaphor In The Workplace
    13. Men Courageously Opening Opportunities
    14. Cultivating Encouragement And Growth
    15. Addressing Remaining Issues

    Conclusion: What Might This Mean For The Future?
    Acknowledgments
    Appendix: Research Details And Methodology
    Notes
    Bibliography

    Additional Info
    Women have advanced God’s mission throughout history and around the world. But women often face particular obstacles in ministry. What do we need to know about how women thrive?

    Mission researcher Mary Lederleitner interviewed and surveyed respected women in mission leadership from across the globe to gather their insights, expertise, and best practices. She unveils how women serve in distinctive ways and identifies key traits of faithful connected leaders. When women face opposition based on their gender, they employ various strategies to carry on with resilience and hope. Real-life stories and case studies shed light on dynamics that inhibit women and also give testimony to God’s grace and empowerment in the midst of challenges.

    Women and men will find resources here for partnering together in effective ministry and mission. Organizations can help women flourish through advocacy, mentoring, and addressing structural issues. Wherever God has invited you to serve and lead, discover that you are not alone as you answer the call.

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  • 1 Step At A Time

    $14.99

    One Step at a Time shows readers how God has a way of throwing responsibilities at people that are far too big for them, but never too big for him. Elmer and Eileen Lehman’s story describes how God took two quite ordinary people and led them on a missionary pilgrimage for more than sixty years of marriage. God’s path led them from a rural farm in northern New York State to a children’s home in Puerto Rico, then to academic study in Virginia followed by twenty-two years in Costa Rica, and then further study in Virginia, culminating with a ministry of teaching, Missions administration, church planting, and retirement in Ohio. One Step at a Time includes eight key lessons they learned along the way that speak to others’ journeys as well. Their prayer is that others would be encouraged to step out and respond to God’s call upon their lives and risk their future for Him.

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  • Short Term Missions Workbook

    $18.00

    Introduction
    1. The God Of Mission
    2. Learning To Delight In Differences
    3. Embracing Change
    4. Maximizing Personal Growth
    5. Working Together As A Team
    6. Communicating Clearly
    7. Staying Spiritually Fresh
    8. Preparing For Risks
    9. Anticipating The Return Home
    10. Making The Most Of Your Trip Once You’re Home
    Acknowledgments
    Appendix 1: Leader’s Guide
    Appendix 2: Recommended Reading And Additional Resources
    Appendix 3: Language Acquisition Phrases And Cultural Research Questions
    Appendix 4: A Quick Guide To A Christian Theology Of Suffering
    Appendix 5: Bookmark And Journal Insert
    Appendix 6: Debriefing Prayer Of Examen
    Notes

    Additional Info
    Going on a short-term missions trip can be a life- and faith-transforming experience. It can enrich the way you view the world. It can cause you to rely on God more fully. It is an opportunity to develop deep relationships with your team and the people you serve.

    A short-term missions experience can also involve weeks of physical and spiritual challenges. An unprepared team can wreak havoc on each other and the people they intend to serve.

    To get the most out of a missions trip, you need to go prepared. Whether you are going on your own or with a team, the keys to preparation are here in this workbook. In this ten-week course, which includes questions for individual reflection and group discussion, you will find

    -a concise summary of crosscultural principles
    -help in facing spiritual warfare
    -tips on avoiding a tourist mentality
    -spiritual preparation through individual or group Bible study

    This revised and expanded edition includes updated content throughout and new chapters on facing risks, fears, and suffering, and making the most of the trip after returning home.

    If you are planning to go on a short-term missions trip, don’t leave home without working through this book!

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  • Whole And Reconciled

    $24.00

    The ministry of reconciliation is the new whole in holistic ministry. It must be if the Christian mission is to remain relevant in our increasingly fractured world. This book offers a fresh treatment of holistic ministry that takes the role of reconciliation seriously, rethinking the meaning of the gospel, the nature of the church, and the practice of mission in light of globalization, post-Christendom, and postcolonialism. It also includes theological and practical resources for effectively engaging in evangelism, compassion and justice, and reconciliation ministries. Includes a foreword by Ruth Padilla DeBorst and an afterword by Ronald J. Sider.

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  • Beautiful Feet Of Missions

    $19.00

    Many of our modern seminaries and pulpits are void of the biblically mandated instruction on missions and global outreach. Because of this, our local churches are ignoring their God-given mandate to reach the nations for the glory of Christ. Missions is not an optional program in the church. It is the church.

    This book attempts to start a conversation about missions in our homes, churches, and seminaries. Consider it a primer, intended to increase your passion for the lost in the world. The book originates from many real-life failures and a few successes in the mission field.

    Whether you are a goer, a sender, or trying to figure out your roll in missions, there are many theological and practical gems awaiting you in this book. If you have never considered missions or you are already a global warrior, there is plenty here to help you better glorify God among the nations.

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  • Not Dressed For The Occasion

    $17.99

    “Not Dressed for the Occasion” has no specific beginning or end but is a string of observations birthed out of my walk with God. It delves into the deeply personal failures of life and honest confession of sins, as well as explores the wonderful experiences and potential we have in God. Though the book exposes the present world view that contradicts the traditional six thousand years of proven moral lessons, it also deals with the daily experiences that challenge our faith and intimacy with God, the most common thread being God Himself and the incredible revelation we enjoy because of the life, death, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. In this sense, this book is a unique view of the world from a realist Christian perspective. I have endeavoured to throw light on situations that are sometimes personal, sometimes humorous, sometimes political, and sometimes church-centred, but all from a biblical world view. The question remains: Is there hope for a world gone crazy?

    “The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out” (John 1:5, MSG).

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  • Margins Of Islam

    $15.99

    What do you do when “Islam” does not adequately describe the Muslims you know? Margins of Islam brings together a stellar collection of experienced missionary scholar-practitioners who explain their own approaches to a diversity of Muslims across the world. Each chapter grapples with a context that is significantly different from the way Islam is traditionally presented in mission texts. These crucial differences may be theological, socio-political, ethnic, or a specific variation of Islam in a context but they all shape the way we do mission. This book will help you discover Islam as a lived experience in various settings and equip you to engage Muslims in any context, including your own.

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  • Mapping Church Missions

    $20.00

    Foreword By Paul Borthwick
    Introduction: Charting Our Course
    1. Good News And Good Deeds
    2. Neighbors Near And Far
    3. Crisis Response And Sustainable Development
    4. Time And Money
    5. Benefits And Drawbacks Of Short-Term Teams
    6. Serving The Undiscipled And Discipling The Servant
    7. Minimizing And Embracing Risk
    Conclusion: Mobilizing Our Congregations
    Acknowledgments
    Appendix 1: Beyond Minute For Missions: Connecting Churches With Mission Partners
    Appendix 2: Scenarios For Further Reflection
    Notes

    Additional Info
    The terrain of church missions is often bewildering.

    Should we prioritize evangelism or works of service? Local ministries or overseas missions? What’s more important: giving our money or giving our time? Crisis relief or building sustainable, long-term ministries? And what about the often debated pros and cons of short-term missions trips?

    In Mapping Church Missions, Sharon Hoover brings her years of experience in local church missions to bear on these and other thorny questions. Instead of taking a hardline stance on one end of the spectrum or the other, she approaches each question with nuance, adding helpful data, presenting new perspectives, and always pressing gently past surface questions to the heart of the matter.

    Whether we’re fully aware of it or not, our churches come up against these questions whenever we consider how best to use our resources for the mission of God. Written by an experienced guide, this book maps the terrain of church missions in careful detail, helping us plot our church’s unique course as we seek to serve Christ’s kingdom.

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  • Refugee Diaspora : Missions Amid The Greatest Humanitarian Crisis Of The Wo

    $14.99

    Refugee Diaspora is a contemporary account of the global refugee situation and how the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ is shining brightly in the darkest corners of the greatest crisis on our planet. These hope-filled pages of refugees encountering Jesus Christ presents models of Christian ministry from the front lines of the refugee crisis and the real challenges of ministering to today’s refugees. It includes biblical, theological and practical reflections on mission in diverse diaspora contexts from leading scholars as well as practitioners in all major regions of the world.

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  • Walking Together On The Jesus Road

    $19.99

    Christians who serve Jesus among people from a different culture than their own often struggle to find a good way to disciple people. Walking Together on the Jesus Road addresses this need by guiding readers through three essential practices for making disciples across cultures: listening to disciples to get to know them and their context, focusing on relationships with Christ, fellow disciples, and others, and enabling disciples to live out their faith in culturally relevant ways. These practices are the foundation for the long-term, intentional process of helping disciples from other cultures become more like Jesus. The book also engages with practical challenges, such as enabling disciples to find and belong to a nurturing community of faith, as well as contextualizing the way we teach the Bible.

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  • Evangelism In Europe

    $25.00

    VTR Publications
    To think Europe represents a challenge. A challenge that may seem foolish to take up, but which corresponds to a reality. Some great personalities accepted this challenge, just after World War II. It was really necessary to do something! As regards missiology, it took more than a half century to confront the task. It is time to meet our responsibilities. The gravity and extreme complexity of this challenge call for a deep awareness of the situation in Europe, an analysis of contemporary practices, a theological reflection on the spiritual condition of Europeans, the witness of old and new churches, and the nature of the Gospel that has to be announced.

    Profiting from an overview of Europe, we are at the same time aware of the particularities that each country presents. The commonalities and the differences will both shape the evangelistic approach adopted in each European country. Looking at the whole of Europe, we will also become more conscious of Europe’s specific challenges and opportunities.

    This is a considerable enterprise. Many have been engaged in it recently. The Network of evangelical missiologists in French speaking Europe (REMEEF) wants to make its modest contribution. It hopes that this book will be an encouraging read and provide the tools and innovative ideas for those eager to be Daniels and Calebs for our fellow Europeans.

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  • Disabling Mission Enabling Witness

    $24.00

    In recent decades churches have accommodated disabled people in various ways. Through access ramps and elevators and sign language, disabled persons are invited in to worship. But are they actually enfolded into the church’s mission? Have the able-bodied come to recognize and appreciate the potential contributions of people with disabilities in the ministry and witness of the church?Benjamin Conner wants to stimulate a new conversation between disability studies and Christian theology and missiology. How can we shape a new vision of the entire body of Christ sharing in the witness of the church? How would it look if we “disabled” Christian theology, discipleship, and theological education? Conner argues that it would in fact enable congregational witness. He has seen it happen and he shows us how.Imagine a church that fully incorporates persons with disabilities into its mission and witness. In this vision, people with disabilities contribute to the church’s pluriform witness, and the congregation embodies a robust hermeneutic of the gospel. Picture the entire body of Christ functioning beyond distinctions of dis/ability, promoting mutual flourishing and growing into fullness. Here is an enlargement of the church’s witness as a sign, agent, and foretaste of the kingdom of God.Here is a fresh and inspiring look at the mission of the church when it enfolds people with disabilities as full members.

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  • After The Trip

    $15.00

    1. What Now?
    2. Coming Home With Gifts
    3. Mining For Gold
    4. Treasures On The Journey
    5. Keeping The Lines Open
    6. Make Your Next Trip Your Best Trip
    7. The Key To A Life-Changing Journey
    Afterword: The Trip Is Just The Beginning
    Questions For Reflection And Discussion
    Appendix: Eight Great Questions
    Notes

    Additional Info
    Can a one-time crosscultural experience truly be life-changing?

    Veteran trip leader and intercultural guide Cory Trenda says yes-if we let the trip launch a journey of integrating the experience into our ongoing life.

    In After the Trip Trenda provides a unique guide for individuals and teams to make the most of a crosscultural trip after returning home. Readers will find help with navigating the crucial reentry process, remembering and sharing key stories, interweaving new insights into everyday life, and engaging in continuing learning and service. Combining practical tips, reflections, and stories from Trenda’s own decades of crosscultural travel, this is an essential resource for organizations, churches, schools, and all travelers who want crosscultural trips to be a catalyst for lasting good.

    The trip itself is just the beginning; real life change happens after the trip.

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  • Building Saint Tabithas House

    $15.99

    Michael Raymond Astle
    This book was created to help support the orphans of Saint Tabitha’s House. Sales of new copies of this book will help to fund the orphanage and school.

    This is a story told through the eyes of the people who have helped build Saint Tabitha’s House, a Greek Orthodox orphanage and school in Kenya. It is primarily a photographic record of the events which have shaped the community which supports the children in need. It contains comments explaining some of the happenings and significant people involved, the thoughts and feelings of the children, expressions of gratitude, and numerous letters of appeal from the children themselves.

    Saint Tabitha’s House is run by Father Agapios Habbil Lipesa Omukuba who was canonically ordained by His Eminence the Most Reverend Archbishop Makarios the Metropolitan of Kenya. The orphanage and school has been placed under the protection and guidance of His Grace Bishop Athanasius Akunda.

    The book is divided into five main chapters entitled, “Our Family,” “Our Education,” “Our Community,” “Our Faith,” and “Our Home.” It also contains information about how to contact Fr Agapios and how to provide further support to the orphanage and school.

    May prayers ascend before the Lord God for all those who buy and read this book.

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  • Serving God In Todays Cities

    $15.00

    Welcome to the world’s first urban century. How will you respond?

    For the first time ever, more people now live in cities than outside them. Cities offer both big headaches and vast opportunities, and agencies that once focused on rural work are increasingly turning their attention to urban centers. Join veteran researcher and missiologist Patrick Johnstone as he explores the fastest growing cities and megacities in the world, showing how Christian workers are addressing people’s spiritual, physical, and social needs.

    In 1962 Patrick Johnstone left England’s countryside to serve the bustling townships of apartheid-era South Africa. His pioneering of urban ministries changed his life. Journey with Patrick and Dean Merrill as they share God’s heart for the city and introduce pastors, missionaries, and community workers who are addressing urbanization’s key challenges.

    God has a heart for today’s cities. See how you can join this urgent mission.

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  • Serving God In A Migrant Crisis

    $15.00

    “God has used migration for millennia to achieve his purposes for his people,” writes Patrick Johnstone. “He is doing so again in our time.”

    Millions are on the move, driven by war, drought, terrorism, poverty, failed states, environmental catastrophes, disease, revolutions, and the desire for a better life. Christians have a unique perspective on the migrant crisis: after all, Jesus was a refugee. So were Abraham, Joseph, and Moses.

    Today, some turn their backs on refugees. In Serving God in a Migrant Crisis, Patrick Johnstone and Dean Merrill help us understand what’s causing today’s refugee crisis, explore Christian theology and tradition on migration, and show us how Christian workers around the globe are opening their hearts to embrace these modern outcasts.

    “The world has literally come to our doorstep,” they write. “Will we open the door?”

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  • Gods Direction : Our Journey

    $42.95

    This is a thrilling narrative of the remarkable journey of a medical missionary couple and the way God worked to reveal his leading to accomplish his purpose. The narrative covers a period of over fifty years, describing the great variety of work situations in exotic and sometimes dangerous places in over thirty countries. The journey portrays the couple merging to become a team that labored together in providing medical care to an astonishing variety of tribal groups, refugees, leprosy patients, and remote Thai villagers.

    The story unfolds to provide insight into the way a sovereign God can open doors to ministry in a stunning variety of places in needy, unreached areas. Those doors included a hospital in rural Southeast Thailand in a previously underserved area, providing medical care to over four thousand leprosy patients from a wide area, also in Southeast Thailand. Another open door developed when Dr. Goatcher became medical director of a hundred-bed, M*A*S*H* type hospital in a camp of twenty-two thousand refugees in the jungle between Thailand and Cambodia. It was in that setting, with artillery and small arms fire a daily occurrence, that unusual manifestations of God brought thousands of people to become Christians. Concurrently with medical care, the author was responsible for providing food and other services to over forty-five thousand refugees daily in four different camps. In India, the couple trained locally selected leaders in how to provide primary health care to the villagers in a remote, tribal area. Those ministries provide insight into the way a sovereign God can open doors to ministry in an amazing array of places.

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  • Gods Direction : Our Journey

    $27.95

    This is a thrilling narrative of the remarkable journey of a medical missionary couple and the way God worked to reveal his leading to accomplish his purpose. The narrative covers a period of over fifty years, describing the great variety of work situations in exotic and sometimes dangerous places in over thirty countries. The journey portrays the couple merging to become a team that labored together in providing medical care to an astonishing variety of tribal groups, refugees, leprosy patients, and remote Thai villagers.

    The story unfolds to provide insight into the way a sovereign God can open doors to ministry in a stunning variety of places in needy, unreached areas. Those doors included a hospital in rural Southeast Thailand in a previously underserved area, providing medical care to over four thousand leprosy patients from a wide area, also in Southeast Thailand. Another open door developed when Dr. Goatcher became medical director of a hundred-bed, M*A*S*H* type hospital in a camp of twenty-two thousand refugees in the jungle between Thailand and Cambodia. It was in that setting, with artillery and small arms fire a daily occurrence, that unusual manifestations of God brought thousands of people to become Christians. Concurrently with medical care, the author was responsible for providing food and other services to over forty-five thousand refugees daily in four different camps. In India, the couple trained locally selected leaders in how to provide primary health care to the villagers in a remote, tribal area. Those ministries provide insight into the way a sovereign God can open doors to ministry in an amazing array of places.

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  • People Disrupted : Doing Mission Responsibly Among Refugees And Migrants

    $19.99

    “We know about Korean Christianity’s strong commitment to contemporary mission and evangelism but this book in a fascinating way links it to the pressing issue of unprecedented migration and human dislocation. The case studies make it rich and insightful, calling the reader and the universal church to account in new and dramatic ways. The international panel of presenters and responders truly represents mission from everywhere to everywhere–an essential dialogue for missiology in the twenty-first century.” – Thomas Kemper

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  • Mission Of God

    $55.00

    Preface
    Introduction

    Part I: The Bible And Mission
    1. Searching For A Missional Hermeneutic
    2. Shaping A Missional Hermeneutic

    Part II: The God Of Mission
    3. The Living God Makes Himself Known In Israel
    4. The Living God Makes Himself Known In Jesus Christ
    5. The Living God Confronts Idolatry

    Part III: The People Of Mission
    6. God’s Elect People: Chosen For Blessing
    7. God’s Particular People: Chosen For All
    8. God’s Model Of Redemption: The Exodus
    9. God’s Model Of Restoration: The Jubilee
    10. The Span Of God’s Missional Covenant
    11. The Life Of God’s Missional People

    Part IV: The Arena Of Mission
    12. Mission And God’s Earth
    13. Mission And God’s Image
    14. God And The Nations In Old Testament Vision
    15. God And The Nations In New Testament Mission

    Conclusion
    Bibliography
    Indexes

    Additional Info
    Most Christians would agree that the Bible provides a basis for mission. But Christopher Wright boldly maintains that there is a missional basis for the Bible! The entire Bible is generated by and all about God’s mission.

    In order to understand the Bible, we need a missional hermeneutic, an interpretive perspective in tune with this great missional theme. We need to see how the familiar bits and pieces fit into the grand narrative of Scripture.

    Beginning with the Old Testament and its groundwork for understanding who God is, what he has called his people to be and do, and how the nations fit into God’s mission, Wright gives us a new hermeneutical perspective on Scripture. This perspective provides a solid and expansive basis for holistic mission. God’s mission is to reclaim the world-including the created order-and God’s people have a designated role to play.

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  • Fellowship Of The Suffering

    $18.00

    Preface

    Part 1: Welcome To The Fellowship
    1. Suffering Comes With The Territory
    2. The Worst Suffering: Paul’s Story
    3. Learning To Trust Anyway: Dave And Erin’s Story

    Part 2: Fellowship With Christ
    4. The Sun Comes From The Dark: Prayer Through Suffering
    5. Becoming The Kind Of People The World Needs: Transformation Through Suffering
    6. Not What I Expected: Joy Through Suffering

    Part 3: Fellowship With Others
    7. It’s Our Family: Solidarity Through Suffering
    8. Pain As Common Ground: Neighboring Through Suffering

    Part 4: Fellowship With The World
    9. The Seed Must Die To Multiply: Mission Through Suffering
    10. Are You Really Passionate? Calling Through Suffering

    Epilogue
    Acknowledgments
    Recommended Reading
    Notes

    Additional Info
    “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings.” Philippians 3:10 (ASV)

    If we follow Jesus, we will experience pain. It comes with the territory. We might face hardship because of our Christian commitment, or we may have challenges just from living in a fallen world. Either way, Christians follow in the footsteps of our suffering Savior and participate in his suffering.

    But that’s not the whole story. Missionary Paul Borthwick and pastor Dave Ripper show how transformation through our personal pain enables us to minister faithfully to a hurting world. They candidly share about their own struggles and how they have seen God’s kingdom advance through hardship and suffering. Though we naturally avoid suffering, Christians throughout church history have become powerful witnesses to Christ as a result of their brokenness.

    Life is painful, but pain need not have dominion over us. Instead, it can propel us in missional solidarity with our suffering world. Come find comfort and renewed purpose in the fellowship of the suffering.

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  • Missional Economics : Biblical Justice And Christian Formation

    $27.50

    American Christians today, says Michael Barram, have a significant blind spot when it comes to economic matters in the Bible. In this book Barram reads biblical texts related to matters of money, wealth, and poverty through a missional lens, showing how they function to transform our economic reasoning.

    Barram searches for insight into God’s purposes for economic justice by exploring what it might look like to think and act in life-giving ways in the face of contemporary economic orthodoxies. The Bible repeatedly tells us how to treat the poor and marginalized, Barram says, and faithful Christians cannot but reflect carefully and concretely on such concerns.

    Written in an accessible style, this biblically rooted study reflects years of research and teaching on social and economic justice in the Bible and will prove useful for lay readers, preachers, teachers, students, and scholars.

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  • Pipeline : Engaging The Church In Missionary Mobilization

    $19.99

    What would it look like if your church really took the last words of Jesus seriously? The Great Commission was not just a suggestion by our Lord, but an imperative mandate given to his followers. Missionary sending agencies are deploying workers to the field, but many of them come from disengaged churches that are not producing well-equipped disciples. We need a fully integrated global supply chain-a pipeline-that has disciples as the precious commodity, as well as an effective infrastructure to distribute and replicate them around the globe. Pipeline seeks to re-engage the church in mobilizing the next generation of workers for the harvest. This is a collaboration of forty different authors from churches, agencies, and cross-cultural servants. As people in distant places wait for a messenger of hope and salvation, will your church venture into the pipeline?

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  • Journey Of A Medicine Man

    $15.99

    This powerful book documents astonishing miracles on the mission field in Kurdistan and Demonstrates to the World that god is still healing, loving, and redeeming all of His Creation. This book is a must-read for those who are considering a missions trip, or for those who support and pray for missionaries in the middle east and around the world.

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  • What Kind Of God

    $43.00

    How does a missional mindset or perspective impact the way we read Scripture? How does the Bible speak to and through a missional disciple? And seriously, what kind of God is God? A missional reading of Scripture is pivotal to helping the church find its way back to its true vocation and to helping newly forming missional communities follow the triune God revealed in Jesus. To the extent that the church is absorbed with itself and its own comfort and agendas, it has forsaken the God revealed in Jesus, whom we claim to follow. The mission of God will lead us to confront the injustices in our society, shed light on the lies we tell ourselves, and name the sickness in our midst. Reading the Bible with (and as) a missional church means we approach the Bible with the assumption that God is actually up to something in this world, that we are all called to play an active role in that something, and that the Bible is the story of that something. What kind of God is God? We invite you to read with us, and see for yourself.

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  • What Kind Of God

    $21.00

    How does a missional mindset or perspective impact the way we read Scripture? How does the Bible speak to and through a missional disciple? And seriously, what kind of God is God? A missional reading of Scripture is pivotal to helping the church find its way back to its true vocation and to helping newly forming missional communities follow the triune God revealed in Jesus. To the extent that the church is absorbed with itself and its own comfort and agendas, it has forsaken the God revealed in Jesus, whom we claim to follow. The mission of God will lead us to confront the injustices in our society, shed light on the lies we tell ourselves, and name the sickness in our midst. Reading the Bible with (and as) a missional church means we approach the Bible with the assumption that God is actually up to something in this world, that we are all called to play an active role in that something, and that the Bible is the story of that something. What kind of God is God? We invite you to read with us, and see for yourself.

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  • Gospel Comes With A House Key

    $21.99

    The word hospitality often invokes a scene of a gracious, impeccably fashioned host welcoming guests into a beautifully appointed home prepared with perfectly-presented meals. However, when the Bible calls Christians to be hospitable, it’s calling them to much more. In this book, Rosaria Butterfield invites readers into her home and shows from her own life and experience how “radically ordinary hospitality” can be a bridge for bringing the gospel to lost friends and neighbors-something that she experienced herself on her journey to Christ. Such hospitality welcomes those who look, think, believe, and act differently than us into our own everyday, sometimes messy lives. Christians will be inspired and equipped to use their homes and tables as a way of showing a skeptical, unbelieving world what love and authentic faith really look like.

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  • For The Gospels Sake

    $46.50

    Informed take on the amazing growth of a very unusual missionary organization

    The two-sided mission organization comprising Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Summer Institute of Linguistics is a paradox that begs explanation. The scientific Summer Institute of Linguistics has worked in many countries around the world to translate the New Testament, develop unwritten languages, and educate indigenous communities. At the same time, Wycliffe Bible Translators has been one of the largest, fastest growing, and most controversial evangelical Christian movements during the last century.

    In this wide-ranging study Boone Aldridge-a religious historian and twenty-year insider at WBT-SIL-looks back at the organization’s early years, from its inception in 1934 to the death of its visionary founder, William Cameron Townsend, in 1982. He situates the iconic institution within the evolving landscape of mid-twentieth-century evangelicalism, examines its complex and occasionally confusing strategies and policies, and investigates the factors that led, despite persistent criticism from many sides, to its remarkable rise to prominence.

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  • Church In Life

    $78.00

    Church in Life breaks fresh ground by proposing a new framework for thinking about innovation in the church, by arguing that starting new ecclesial communities should be at the centre of the church’s life and thought, and by offering new theology and methodologies for church planting. Church planters will find in it the theoretical and practical resources for a radical missional ecclesiology, while theologians will find a nuanced reworking of the purpose and nature of the church. “”I love the framework for innovation that Mike uses here. It’s a really exciting way to come at mission and pioneering, and a welcome voice in a church that can so often be risk averse. There’s a lot of energy in an approach that is fuelled by imagination, possibility and hope rather than anxiety. As a result of seeing the material I invited Mike to teach pioneers at CMS and they found it energising for their pioneering practice.

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  • Church In Life

    $49.00

    Church in Life breaks fresh ground by proposing a new framework for thinking about innovation in the church, by arguing that starting new ecclesial communities should be at the centre of the church’s life and thought, and by offering new theology and methodologies for church planting. Church planters will find in it the theoretical and practical resources for a radical missional ecclesiology, while theologians will find a nuanced reworking of the purpose and nature of the church. “”I love the framework for innovation that Mike uses here. It’s a really exciting way to come at mission and pioneering, and a welcome voice in a church that can so often be risk averse. There’s a lot of energy in an approach that is fuelled by imagination, possibility and hope rather than anxiety. As a result of seeing the material I invited Mike to teach pioneers at CMS and they found it energising for their pioneering practice.

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  • Missional Discipleship After Christendom

    $31.00

    It is not a changing culture, reduced resources, or a rescinding Christian memory that creates the greatest challenges for the church in the West. It is the lack of a clear commitment to the intentional, authentic, and contextual expressions of missional disciple-making, which will shape current and future generations of followers of Jesus to express the values of the Kingdom today. This book offers stimulating historical, biblical, and theological reflections on discipleship and considers some of the possibilities and opportunities afforded to us by our post-Christian context. Missional discipleship allows the missio Dei to shape us in our engagement our practices and sustain us in the lifelong journey of becoming and developing disciples that follow Jesus today.

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  • Missional Discipleship After Christendom

    $51.00

    It is not a changing culture, reduced resources, or a rescinding Christian memory that creates the greatest challenges for the church in the West. It is the lack of a clear commitment to the intentional, authentic, and contextual expressions of missional disciple-making, which will shape current and future generations of followers of Jesus to express the values of the Kingdom today. This book offers stimulating historical, biblical, and theological reflections on discipleship and considers some of the possibilities and opportunities afforded to us by our post-Christian context. Missional discipleship allows the missio Dei to shape us in our engagement our practices and sustain us in the lifelong journey of becoming and developing disciples that follow Jesus today.

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  • Dr Livingstone I Presume

    $12.99

    Probably the most famous quote in all the annals of missionary history is the greeting of newsman and adventurer Henry Stanley when he finally reached missionary and explorer David Livingstone in the remote interior of Africa, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” In this little study based on that historic encounter,
    Bible teacher and missionary Dr. Delron Shirley considers how we can really pick out who is a missionary. His real hope is that you can find yourself in these few short pages and join the call to fulfill the Great Commission of bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the whole world in this generation.

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  • From Jerusalem To Timbuktu

    $18.00

    Christianity started in Jerusalem. For many centuries it was concentrated in the West, in Europe and North America. But in the past century the church expanded rapidly across Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Thus Christianity’s geographic center of density is now in the West African country of Mali-in Timbuktu.

    What led to the church’s vibrant growth throughout the Global South? Brian Stiller identifies five key factors that have shaped the church, from a renewed openness to the move of the Holy Spirit to the empowerment of indigenous leadership. While in some areas Christianity is embattled and threatened, in many places it is flourishing as never before.

    Discover the surprising story of the global advance of the gospel. And be encouraged that Jesus’ witness continues to the ends of the earth.

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  • Kingdom Collaborators : Eight Signature Practices Of Leaders Who Turn The W

    $18.00

    Introduction: Thy Kingdom Come
    1. Pray With Eyes Wide Open
    2. Foment Dissatisfaction With The Status Quo
    3. Combine Social And Spiritual Entrepreneurship
    4. Marry Vision And Action
    5. Shape A People-Development Culture
    6. Curry Leadership Curiosity
    7. Call The Party
    8. Maintain (a Pain-Tinged) Optimism
    9. Accelerate Your Impact
    Conclusion
    Acknowledgments
    For Further Reflection/Group Discussion
    Notes

    Additional Info
    “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too,” (Acts 17:6, NKJV).

    When Paul and Silas came to Thessalonica, they changed the community. How? By collaborating with God to bring his kingdom on earth.

    Will you collaborate on God’s kingdom work in your community? If you’re ready to see God move in all areas-business, education, media, arts, healthcare, spiritual growth, and more-this is the book for you. Leadership expert Reggie McNeal offers eight signature practices for leaders who want to partner with God and others for kingdom growth. Readers will gain practical advice to help people experience life as God intends.

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  • 7 Practices For The Church On Mission

    $14.00

    Preface
    1. The Lord’s Table
    2. Reconciliation
    3. Proclaiming The Gospel
    4. Being With The “Least Of These”
    5. Being With Children
    6. The Fivefold Gifting
    7. Kingdom Prayer
    Notes

    Additional Info
    Jesus gave his followers seven key practices:

    The Lord’s Supper
    Reconciliation
    Proclaiming the gospel
    Being with the “least of these”
    Being with children
    Fivefold ministry gifting
    Kingdom prayer

    When we practice these disciplines, God becomes faithfully present to us, and we in turn become God’s faithful presence to the world. Pastor and professor David Fitch shows how these seven practices can revolutionize the church’s presence in our neighborhoods, transform our way of life in the world, and advance the kingdom.

    Our communities can be changed when they see us practicing our faith. Go and do.

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  • Underground Church : A Living Example Of The Church In Its Most Potent Form

    $18.99

    What If the Church Truly Empowered People to Engage in God’s Mission?

    Something extraordinary has been happening in Tampa, Florida. A new expression of the church has been quietly growing. It’s something of an experiment, but over the last ten years the church has been validating its ideas with sustained and growing results. At The Underground, being the church is not focused around a weekly gathering or church programs. It’s about empowering individuals to respond to God’s call to ministry and mission, especially to the poor and disadvantaged in our midst.

    While many churches talk about discerning calling and engaging in mission, very few are structured to make this their ministry focus. The Underground Church is a new vision for the church rooted in its biblical mission to share the love of God and serve the poor. Sanders explores how to make structural changes, how to think about leadership, how to fund ministries, and how to truly engage people in God’s mission. Filled with creative insights, he explains what it means to center the mission of the church around the callings of individuals to outward ministry – whether that involves leading Bible studies in the workplace, feeding the homeless, or working to free women and children from sex trafficking.

    This book will both tell the inspiring story of a church that is rethinking what church looks like while also outlining and uncovering the principles that transfer for every church and Christian community that hopes for more. It’s the true story of a 10-year experiment that unpacks the possibilities of a church structured and streamlined for mission.

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  • Incarnational Mission : Being With The World

    $26.50

    A bold new way of thinking about Christian mission

    “With,” says Samuel Wells, “is the most important word in the Christian faith.”

    In this compelling follow-up to Incarnational Ministry: Being with the Church, Wells explores what it means for mission-minded Christians and churches to be with the world.

    Drawing on the Gospels, Acts, and personal insights gleaned from his more than two decades in ministry, Wells elaborates on the concept of being with in eight dimensions: presence, atten-tion, mystery, delight, participation, partnership, enjoyment, and glory. His vivid narratives and wise reflections will help Christian readers better understand how to be with all kinds of people outside the church, both individually and collectively.

    CONTENTS
    Prologue: Not of This Fold
    Introduction: The Mission of Being With
    *1. Being with the Lapsed
    *2. Being with Seekers
    *3. Being with Those of No Professed Faith
    *4. Being with Those of Other Faiths
    *5. Being with the Hostile
    *6. Being with Neighbors
    *7. Being with Organizations
    *8. Being with Institutions
    *9. Being with Government
    *10. Being with the Excluded
    *Epilogue: Are You Hungry?

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  • When Everything Is Missions

    $14.99

    Bottomline Media

    What happens when the definition of missions becomes murky? Everything becomes missions and everyone becomes a missionary, but does that really fulfill the Great Commission? The authors challenge readers to reexamine their definitions and recommit to a biblical vision of global evangelism.

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