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    Sent to Flourish

    A Guide to Planting and Multiplying Churches

    Edited by Len Tang and Charles E. Cotherman

    How can church planters and their congregations flourish for the long haul? Written by a diverse team of scholar-practitioners and filled with real-world insights, stories, and questions for reflection and discussion, this guide gives church planters and their teams the tools to be theologically reflective, spiritually grounded, and missionally agile.

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    The Arts as Witness in Multifaith Contexts

    Missiological Engagements

    Edited by Roberta R. King and William A. Dyrness

    In search of holistic Christian witness, we must cultivate new approaches for integrating the arts into mission praxis. Written by missiologists, art critics, ethnodoxologists, and theologians from around the world, these essays present historical and contemporary case studies while calling Christians to understand the power of art for expressing cultural and religious identity, opening spaces for transformative encounters, and resisting injustice.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Ministering in Patronage Cultures

    Biblical Models and Missional Implications

    by Jayson Georges

    Patronage is a central part of global cultures and the biblical story of God's mission, yet many Westerners misunderstand or ignore this concept. In this resource for ministry practitioners and lay Christians alike, Jayson Georges brings his crosscultural experience and biblical insights to bear on the topic of patronage, with sections on cultural issues, biblical models, theological concepts, and missional implications.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Seeking Church

    Emerging Witnesses to the Kingdom

    Missiological Engagements

    by Darren T. Duerksen and William A. Dyrness

    New expressions of church, including so-called "insider" movements, are proliferating among non-Christian religious communities worldwide. Drawing on the growing social-scientific work on emergent theory, Darren Duerksen and William Dyrness explore how all Christian movements have been and are engaged in a "reverse hermeneutic," where the gospel is read and interpreted through existing cultural and religious norms.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Praying for Your Missionary

    How Prayers from Home Can Reach the Nations

    by Eddie Byun

    Missionaries need the support of the church and a faithful covering of prayer. But for many Christians, they are out of sight, out of mind. How can we effectively intercede for the missionaries in our lives? Eddie Byun shows the vital connection between prayer and missions, providing a handy guide to praying for missionaries' needs, as well as for protection from burnout and harm.

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    Can "White" People Be Saved?

    Triangulating Race, Theology, and Mission

    Missiological Engagements

    Edited by Love L. Sechrest, Johnny Ramírez-Johnson, and Amos Yong
    Contributions by Willie James Jennings, Andrea Smith, Hak Joon Lee, Akintunde E. Akinade, Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, Angel D. Santiago-Vendrell, Andrew T. Draper, Erin Dufault-Hunter, Clifton Clarke, Daniel Jeyaraj, and Jonathan Tran

    White normativity as a way of being in the world has been parasitically joined to Christianity, and this is the ground of many of our problems today. Written by a world-class roster of scholars, this volume develops language to describe the current realities of race and racism, challenging evangelical Christianity to think more critically and constructively about race, ethnicity, migration, and mission in relation to white supremacy.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Teaching Across Cultures

    Contextualizing Education for Global Mission

    by James E. Plueddemann
    Foreword by Duane Elmer

    In our globalized world, educators often struggle to adapt to the contexts of diverse learners. In this practical resource, educator and missiologist James Plueddemann offers field-tested insights for teaching across cultural differences. He unpacks how different cultural dynamics may inhibit learning and offers a framework for integrating conceptual ideas into practical experience.

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    Women in God's Mission

    Accepting the Invitation to Serve and Lead

    by Mary T. Lederleitner

    Women have advanced God's mission throughout history, but often face particular obstacles in ministry. Mission researcher Mary Lederleitner interviewed respected women in mission leadership from across the globe to gather their insights, expertise, and best practices. These real-life stories will shed light on dynamics that inhibit women, giving both women and men resources for partnering together in effective ministry and mission.

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    Mapping Church Missions

    A Compass for Ministry Strategy

    by Sharon R. Hoover
    Foreword by Paul Borthwick

    Sharon Hoover brings her years of experience in local church missions to bear on thorny questions every church faces. Should we prioritize evangelism or works of service? Local ministries or overseas missions? And what about short-term missions trips? Hoover approaches each question with nuance, helping us plot our church's unique course as we seek to serve Christ's kingdom.

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    Short-Term Missions Workbook

    From Mission Tourists to Global Citizens

    by Tim Dearborn

    Going on a short-term missions trip can be a life-transforming experience, but it can also involve weeks of physical and spiritual challenges. In this revised and expanded ten-week course, you will find a concise summary of crosscultural principles, help in facing spiritual warfare, tips on avoiding a tourist mentality, spiritual preparation through individual or group Bible study, and discussion and reflection questions.

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