Urbana Onward Set

Urbana Onward Set

Series Editor Nikki A. Toyama-Szeto and Tom Lin

God calls us to go into the world as his representatives. But we need not travel alone. Urbana Onward provides companions for the lifelong journey into missional living. This series offers concise resources for grappling with challenging issues. Trusted authors provide biblical and practical insights for following God's call in creative and courageous ways. Discover a bigger picture of God's global mission as he leads you onward.

Series editors: Nikki Toyama-Szeto and Tom Lin

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Urbana Onward Set
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  • Length: 6 volumes
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-3458-7
  • Item Code: 3458

"Urbana's impact runs deep in many kingdom-bringing movements and communities around the world, including Wycliffe Bible Translators. I applaud the leadership of Urbana in finding effective ways to empower and equip each generation to fulfill their unique role in reaching the least, the last and the lost. The Urbana Onward series is a practical and inspirational resource for those seeking to live a life of global impact for the glory of God."

Bob Creson, president, Wycliffe Bible Translators USA

"Urbana Onward is an excellent resource for those who desire to pursue God's call to mission. Each author creates a unique blend of story and observation to emphasize the essentials--God's call, our response and the centrality of justice--in appropriating a missional life."

Stephan Bauman, president and CEO, World Relief

"Urbana Onward gives us the right books at the right time: practical, readable, thoughtful, hopeful insights for the next generation of missional Christians."

Don Everts, author of Jesus with Dirty Feet and Go and Do: Becoming a Missional Christian

"The plethora of global involvement opportunities today are sometimes overshadowed by the magnitude of need and the uncertainty of where to dive in. We need practical steps to help us get started and keep going. This series covers personal issues (understanding God's call), spiritual foundations (spiritual warfare, worship) and implementable tools (partnership, justice) that serve as catalysts to help every reader take the next step toward effective engagement in the work of Christ's kingdom."

Paul Borthwick, author of Western Christians in Global Mission and How to Be a World-Class Christian
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by Nikki A. Toyama-Szeto and Femi B. Adeleye
by Sandra Maria Van Opstal
by Bethany H. Hoang
by Mary Anne Voelkel and Jack Voelkel

Nikki A. Toyama-Szeto is senior director of biblical justice integration and mobilization at International Justice Mission (IJM) in Washington, DC. She provides strategic leadership to the IJM Institute for Biblical Justice and IJM's Global Prayer team to ignite passion for biblical justice among the global church. Prior to joining IJM, Nikki worked with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for twelve years, including serving as program director for InterVarsity's Urbana Student Missions Convention. She is the coauthor of Partnering with the Global Church and More Than Serving Tea.

Tom Lin is the president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He previously served as vice president and director of missions and the director of the Urbana Student Mission Conference. He also spent several years in Mongolia pioneering campus student ministry with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students. He is the author of Pursuing God's Call and Losing Face & Finding Grace.

Lin has pioneered new Asian American Christian Fellowships at Harvard and Boston University, and served as an IVCF staff trainer, fund development specialist, and missions department consultant. He has leadership experience with a number of Christian ministries, serving the Lausanne Movement as the international deputy director for North America, and serving as a board member for Missio Nexus and The Crowell Trust. He has also served as vice chairperson for the board of Wycliffe Bible Translators.

A second-generation Taiwanese American, Lin has developed networks in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Brunei. He has also served as a human resources director of a Fortune 500 company and was leadership pastor at Wellspring Covenant Community Church. He and his wife Nancy live in Madison, Wisconsin, with their two daughters.

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