God’s Mandate for Missions (3 Units)
When God created the world He placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and told them to multiply and fill the earth with people. Adam and Eve enjoyed a wonderful relationship with God until sin broke that relationship. Ever since then God has been reaching out to man in His grace. The Bible is the story of how He has been doing that. At the present time God is using His people to “make disciples of all nations.” That’s missions! It is the most wonderful enterprise in the world.
In this study you will discover many aspects of world missions, beginning with its biblical foundation. You will learn what kind of people God uses and how He calls them to become involved; the Biblical strategy of missions and the special role of the church in fulfilling His plan. Methods, logistics, and the challenge of reaching people who are living in different cultural settings will be discussed. Then there will be a survey of the broad sweep of history as to how the gospel has spread since the time of Jesus. This will lead to a review of the contemporary world and the work that God is doing today.
Ken Fleming has been an enthusiastic and passionate Bible teacher for more than fifty years. His service for Christ has led him to many parts of the globe, including South Africa, where he spent twenty-five years as a missionary among the Zulu people. From 1977 through 2002, Ken taught in the Bible and Missions programs at Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, Iowa. Today he continues proclaiming the gospel and strengthening the church body through writing and preaching ministries.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 The Global Perspective of Missions
Chapter 2 Biblical Motives for Missions
Chapter 3 The Individual Call to Missions
Chapter 4 Qualified and Ready
Chapter 5 God’s Purpose and Strategy for Missions
Chapter 6 Using Methods in Missions
Chapter 7 The Role of the Local Church in Missions
Chapter 8 Missionary Lifestyle, Discipline, and Stewardship
Chapter 9 Relating to Other Cultures
Chapter 10 Missions in History
Chapter 11 Missions Today
Chapter 12 Missions in the Battle of the Ages