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Encountering Missionary Life and Work (Encountering Mission): Preparing for Intercultural Ministry Kindle Edition

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Practical Guidance for a New Generation of Twenty-First-Century Missionaries

"This book is a wonderful introduction to missionary life and work, addressing most of the questions that a person might ask about a possible career in Christian missions. Steffen and McKinney Douglas emphasize that preparation for missionary effectiveness begins first and foremost in one's relationship to God and then in one's relationships to God's people. They also address most of the practical questions--support, agency, culture, language, family, schooling--related to the daily life and work of a missionary. This is an excellent resource for introductory missions classes in any training context."--Sherwood Lingenfelter, provost and senior vice president, Fuller Theological Seminary

"Tom Steffen and Lois McKinney Douglas have produced a work that is sure to become a classic text for those who anticipate ministry in another culture. Encountering Missionary Life and Work goes beyond any merely academic approach to cross-cultural ministry. It focuses on the lifetime development of deeper spirituality, self-understanding, and relationships essential for effective ministry that honors God in a global context. Tom and Lois write from a rich background in effective cross-cultural ministry and years of preparing others for such ministry. I anticipate using their text in my own classes. Others have written effectively on missionary life and work, but this text is for today's missionary and suits the dynamic world situation that confronts us."--Michael Pocock, senior professor and chairman of world missions and intercultural studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

"Blending their own rich experience in missions, a strong biblical foundation, insights from the hundreds of students they have taught, and in-depth awareness of key research studies and literature, Steffen and McKinney Douglas comprehensively explore the broad range of issues that affect missionary training and life. Encountering Missionary Life and Work will give aspiring missionaries a solid start in their preparation for the field and will help missionary veterans navigate the rocky waters of cross-cultural service."--Steve Strauss, director, SIM USA

About the Author

Tom Steffen (D.Miss., Biola University) is professor of intercultural studies at Biola University and director of the doctor of missiology program. He served as a missionary for twenty years in Southeast Asia. Lois McKinney Douglas (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is professor emerita of mission at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She served as a missionary for twenty three years with the Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society.

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  • File Size: 948 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Academic (June 1, 2008)
  • Publication Date: June 1, 2008
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D6IE09A
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Simply said, this is a must read for anyone considering going into cross-cultural missions. This biblically based methodology to realistic preparations for the mission field is greatly needed. The 20+ years of experince of each author in the mission field is a testament to it's credability as well. Ideally you would apply what this book teaches a few years prior to your departure, but there is great usefulness even for this who are departing in a few weeks and those who are currently serving on the field in countries outside of their home country.
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I bought this book for a class, not really expecting much. However, I found it to be very helpful in learning about what you need to do before becoming a missionary on the home front as well as a little of what to expect once you get there. I had already taken several classes on what to expect before I read this book, so I knew a lot of the information in the second half of the book; however, I do think it is a good resource for someone who knows nothing and is just trying to learn more about missions and what they would need to do to get started.
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I was in a class that used this book as one of the texts. Although some of the articles are long, I enjoyed reading them because the topics are very practical, and the chapters are well written.
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If you want to be a missionary, this book will help you so much.
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Good book
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