Theology and Practice of Mission

by Bruce Riley Ashford

Theology and Practice of Mission

by Bruce Riley Ashford

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God, the Church, and the Nations

More than a dozen experiencied missionaries, pastors, and professors write essays providing a clear biblical-theological framework for understanding the church's mission to the nations.

Theology and Practice of Mission

by Bruce Riley Ashford

Theology and Practice of Mission

by Bruce Riley Ashford

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$25.99

God, the Church, and the Nations

More than a dozen experiencied missionaries, pastors, and professors write essays providing a clear biblical-theological framework for understanding the church's mission to the nations.

Overview

Theology disconnected from mission is not Christian theology at all. The pastors, professors, and missionaries writing Theology and Practice of Mission provide a clear biblical-theological framework for understanding the church’s mission to the nations. Toward that goal, the book holds three major sections: God’s mission, the church’s mission, and the church’s mission to the nations.

Part one explores the canon of Christian Scripture from narrative and systematic angles, explaining how the mission of God-to redeem a people who will be a kingdom of priests to the praise of his glory, bear witness to his gospel, advance his church, and dwell with him forever on a new heaven and earth-is communicated in the Bible’s four movements: Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration.

Part two sees the mission of God’s people in the light of God’s mission, emphasizing not only preaching and church planting but also gospel witness in every dimension of human culture-glorifying God in family, church, work, community, through the arts, sciences, education, business, and the public square. The writers encourage us to live missionally, leaving all of our resources at God’s disposal for the sake of his kingdom.

Finally, part three contends that the North American church must come to terms with its missional calling-just as international missionaries do-and gives a starting point and parameters for conceiving the church’s mission to all people groups and cultural contexts. Chapters here include ones on unreached people groups, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and Postmoderns.

Overview

Theology disconnected from mission is not Christian theology at all. The pastors, professors, and missionaries writing Theology and Practice of Mission provide a clear biblical-theological framework for understanding the church’s mission to the nations. Toward that goal, the book holds three major sections: God’s mission, the church’s mission, and the church’s mission to the nations.

Part one explores the canon of Christian Scripture from narrative and systematic angles, explaining how the mission of God-to redeem a people who will be a kingdom of priests to the praise of his glory, bear witness to his gospel, advance his church, and dwell with him forever on a new heaven and earth-is communicated in the Bible’s four movements: Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration.

Part two sees the mission of God’s people in the light of God’s mission, emphasizing not only preaching and church planting but also gospel witness in every dimension of human culture-glorifying God in family, church, work, community, through the arts, sciences, education, business, and the public square. The writers encourage us to live missionally, leaving all of our resources at God’s disposal for the sake of his kingdom.

Finally, part three contends that the North American church must come to terms with its missional calling-just as international missionaries do-and gives a starting point and parameters for conceiving the church’s mission to all people groups and cultural contexts. Chapters here include ones on unreached people groups, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and Postmoderns.

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Product Details

  • ISBN:
    9780805464122
  • Status:
    Active
  • Season:
    Fall 2011
  • Release Date:
    09/01/2011
  • Page Count:
    352
  • Carton Qty:
    24

Product Details

  • ISBN:
    9781433675423
  • Status:
    Active
  • Season:
    Fall 2011
  • Release Date:
    09/01/2011
  • Page Count:
    352