Table of Contents:
A Second Look: Is It a Heterogeneous or Homogenous Unit Principle? By Gary Corwin
In the 20/30 Gap: Discovering the Secret Stories of God By Melody J. Wachsmuth
Voices in the Local Church: Fresh Expressions of Church By Chris Backert and Travis Collins
Excellence in Missions: Engaging Women in Mission Leadership By Wendy J. Wilson
Professional Missionary, Amateur Father: Using Missiological Principles and Family Systems Theory to Raise an Emotionally Healthy Family By Stephen Lambert and David Dunaetz
The authors warn workers that neglecting to love and serve their families can lead to a failure in what it means to be in missions.
E-care: Using Email as a Tool for Effective Member Care By Edward A. Scheuerman
Email is a tool that can, when combined with other relationship-enhancing activities, augment what the leader does to demonstrate true care to others.
How Much Is Adequate? In Search of Equitable Missionary Compensation By Bob Waldron
Mission leaders need hard data to help them exercise good stewardship of both the financial and human resources entrusted to them. This study of the compensation practices helps them do just that.
The Chinese Church: The Next Superpower in World Mission? By Kevin Xiyi Yao
The Chinese churches are at critical point in their mission outreach. Awakened and zealous, they are bound to supply global Christian mission with new blood and energy.
Saying the Shahada: Matters of Conscience, Creed, and Communication By Gene Daniels
Although reinterpreting Muhammad’s prophethood may lead us to a more respectful witness, we must remember that it is no witness at all if we intentionally miscommunicate.
The Power of Biblical Storytelling By Kelly Malone
Jesus was the master storyteller. He often taught people in the form of parables. Shouldn’t we do the same?
Implications of Three Local Models of Contextualization for Ministry By Nicole Abraham
An analysis of local attempts at theologizing within a cultural context is a tool for establishing foci for ministry.
The “Breakthrough” Process: Reflections of a Missiological Field Research Coach By Stan Nussbaum
A simplified, yet thorough method for small-scale and personal research in missions.
Holistic Church Planting: Moving Beyond Polemics to Obedience By Gene Wilson
The author shows how unclear constructs hurt the cause of integration, and suggests a more fundamental point of integration for church planting and social action.