Tuesday 7 May 2013

Mission Frontiers 35, 3 (May-June 2013)

The May-June 2013 issue of Mission Frontiers, published by the U.S. Center for World Mission, contains a number of articles around the theme of ‘Equipping the People of God for the Mission of God’.

Here’s the opening sentence of the editorial by Rick Wood:

‘Making disciples of Jesus from every tribe, tongue, people and nation is the most important job in the world.’

Later, he writes:

‘Discipling someone must be a highly intentional, personal relationship between people where the disciple is trained in the process of making disciples by actually doing it, not just hearing about it in a sermon. It seems so basic but people learn by doing not by simply listening. I would never want to be operated on by a surgeon who simply listened to hundreds of lectures on how to do surgery. Neither should we send out disciple-makers with similar preparation.’

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

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