thinking therefore needs re-construction in order to withstand the global experience of the secularization of postmodern capitalist societies.
Church on the Other Side provides preparation, equipping, and nurture for potential and active church planters and missional
practitioners as a project of the Lancaster Mennonite Conference.
Thinkers like Lesslie Newbigin, the great twentieth-century missiologist, have shown the relevance of a missional
What might be happening already that would be promising for the cause of local congregations taking up the missional
challenge with new energy and hope?
Scholars argue that missiology is empirical by nature because it investigates God's ongoing missional
work in the world in particular socio-cultural contexts.
THE ART OF NEIGHBORING, a wonderful book by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon, is a helpful addition to missional
The presbytery has a strong missional
identity and significant global mission involvement.
Peterson juxtaposes an ecclesiology of the word-event (Luther, Barth, Ebeling, Forde) with an ecclesiology of communion (Congar, Vatican II, the Ecumenical Movement, Jenson) on the way to an examination of the missional
church movement (Newbigin, Guder, Van Gelder, Barger).
Darrell Guder, Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional
and Ecumenical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and former president of the American Society of Missiology, will lead the series “America After Christendom: The Hardest Mission Field” August 11 through 14 at the fourth Delaware Valley Summer Institute hosted by the Presbyterian churches in Lambertville, Titusville, Stockton, and Mt.
Armstrong suggests simple, immediate ways Christians can foster unity, including prayerful self-dedication to work for a unity that befits the mission of the church sent forth by a missional
Trinity's reaching out to the world.
This is significant, as the missional
identities of these churches were shaped within a dehumanizing environment controlled by European political and economic systems of colonialism and slavery.
Part 3, mission and ecclesiology, provides practical insight into the following issues: indigenous partnerships and contextualization that help to overcome fears and prejudices; dialogue that moves toward relationship; authentic witness as it relates to the people of God, evangelism and the church; Christian spiritual missiology that challenges us to strive for Christlikeness and the restoration of the image of God as a witness in the real world; practical application of the position and work of a missionary as a learner and servant; and missional
practice as applied to the eucharist.