Friday 20 July 2018

Mission Frontiers 40, 4 (July-August 2018)

The July-August 2018 issue of Mission Frontiers, published by the U.S. Center for World Mission, contains a number of articles devoted to the topic of ‘Finding “Fourth-Soil” People: A Field Strategy for Movements’. The entire theme section has been given over to a single author, Kevin Greeson, exploring Jesus’ parable of the wower and its implications for fostering movements.

The editor, Rick Wood, Writes:

As we remain in Jesus and His love by obeying all that He has commanded then we will aid the growth and flourishing of the organic nature of God’s kingdom. We can either act like the seed that fell on rocky ground and produce little or be like the seed that fell on the fourth soil, the good soil, and produce a 30, 60 or 100-fold crop. The unmistakable message of this and other parables like it is that Jesus expects his friends to be faithful and fruitful in carrying out the work of the kingdom that He has entrusted to us until He returns—and this involved fostering movements of multiplying disciples within all peoples.’

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

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