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Going Global: A Congregation’s Introduction to Mission Beyond Our Borders

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SKU 9780827212572

by Gary V. NelsonGordon W. KingTerry G. Smith

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From The Columbia Partnership (TCP) Leadership Series

Going Global discusses common principles and practices that inform and energize local churches as they enter the global ministry arena. This book will assist church leadership as they look for resources to help them balance the agenda of short-term versus long-term mission, fund-raising, and the tension between evangelism and compassionate social ministry. The ways to be effective in global missions have changed. The authors believe that content and values must undergird the North American local church’s approach to global mission. It is not enough to “do something.” It is in fact possible to do all of the right things in all of the wrong ways, with negative results. It is also possible that mission “over there” can have as much -- or more -- on the church at home. This book discusses common principles and practices that inform and energize local churches as they enter the global ministry arena. This book will assist church leadership as they look for resources to help them balance the agenda of short-term versus long-term mission, fund-raising, and the tension between evangelism and compassionate social ministry.

From The Columbia Partnership (TCP) Leadership Series

 

Endorsements

"This book is essential reading for any local congregation that seeks to develop a truly global dimension to its life and ministry. The authors combine sound biblical theology with their rich experience as mission practitioners, and are not afraid to ask tough questions about existing global mission strategies."
¦ TONY PECK, EUROPEAN BAPTIST FEDERATION

"The authors have provided a practical and useful guide for congregations wanting to engage in global missions. This guidance is rooted in the scriptures and an analysis of our current context. It has helped me as the leader of a mission agency to rethink how we work with and engage congregations."
¦ JIM CORNELIUS, CANADIAN FOODGRAINS BANK

"The global world we're living in makes it almost necessary for churches and individuals to embrace the paradigm shift Going Global outlines. The practical nature of the book makes it possible."
¦ CARSON PUE, ARROW LEADERSHIP

"This book is a challenge to all those who are called to participate in the church mission and be part of a divine struggle. It is a struggle to understand that the church's mission is God's mission and a journey to go deeper in the process of being made a disciple. It is a struggle to surrender and join God in His mission and not invite Him to our own-made mission."
¦ NABIL K. COSTA, LEBANESE SOCIETY FOR EDUCATIONAL & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

"The writing appeals to scriptural principles, placing the advice solidly within the genre of biblical wisdom....If you want to understand the nuances of mission today or avoid some of the pitfalls inherent in global cross-cultural mission, here is wisdom to be followed."
¦ IRVING WHITT, PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLIES OF CANADA

"The authors do a fine job of helping us reflect on the big issues of globalization so that as God's people we can act contextually!"
¦ GLENN SMITH, DIRECTION CHRÉTIENNE