Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Mission Frontiers (July-August 2012)

The July-August 2012 issue of Mission Frontiers, published by the U.S. Center for World Mission, contains a number of interesting-looking essays addressing the question, ‘Do We Need to Change the Way We Do Church to Reach the Unreached?’

Here’s the summary blurb:

‘Some readers may ask, “Why all this talk about how to do church? I thought this was a missions magazine?” As we bring the gospel to the unreached peoples, an essential question is what type of church and ministry we will establish among them. Will they be churches that reproduce themselves rapidly by effectively equipping all believers to be disciple-makers so that entire peoples are rapidly discipled? Or will we bring some of the failed models from the West where churches rarely reproduce themselves and few believers are equipped to be disciple-makers or church planters. The kind of churches we plant will also determine whether or not they will in turn send out missionaries.’

Individual articles can be access from here; the whole issue can be downloaded as a pdf here.

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