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WCF.M4.L32 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Explain the unique predicament of a “minority” interest such as missions within a larger body of believers.
  • Describe the effect this still has and has had even on the nature and structure of national and international meetings, using the Edinburgh 1980 meeting as an example.
  • Define the problems and solutions that may exist in the case of a local congregation undertaking cross-cultural endeavors.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 128-130Lesson 32 Introduction

  • General

  • Read these two together. The following gives earlier historical perspective.
  • Winter, ed: WCF Program: Module Four Reader
  •  32A Winter: 1980 and That Certain Elite
  •  32B Winter: Precarious Milestones to Edinburgh 1980
  •  32C Winter: New Frontiers: Edinburgh ‘80 to Wheaton ‘83
  •  32D Winter: Major Mission Trends and Issues: Church Based Missionaries
  •  32E Winter: The Planting of Younger Missions

  • Pierson: The Dynamics of Christian Mission
  • 1-7ch. 32 Issues for the Future

  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 722-724Parachurch Agencies and Mission
  • 894Sodality and Modality

  • http://www.ijfm.org/archives.htm
    IJFM (July/August 1994) 11,3
  •  Camp: Major Paradigm Shifts in World Evangelization (Note the difference between paradigm A and B)

  • Ross: A Beginnner’s-and Expert’s-Guide to the Big Bang: Sifting Facts from Fictions
  • 299-304#39 Winter: The Two Structures of God’s Redemptive Mission

  • Samuel, ed.: Mission as Transformation
  • 227-235Mission as Transformation

  • Woodberry, ed: Seed to Fruit
  • 333-342Shenk and Haile: Peacemaking and Church Formation

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Four Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 130-131Lesson 32 Review

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 783-790Sudan
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes


Assignments (continued)


Optional (cont.)

Lambert: The Resurrection of the Chinese Church

172-197 ch. 11 Roman Catholics in China


Winter, ed: Expanding World: Module Three Reader

241-252 Winter: Ghana: Preparation for Marriage (International Missionary Council and the World Council of Churches)


Walls: The Missionary Movement in Christian History

221-240 ch. 17 American Dimension of the Missionary Movement


Tucker: From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya

420-423b 2nd ed: Third World Missions

452d-459 2nd ed: Winters, Newbigin, Celebrities





Reflection Questions
  • State succinctly the structural aspect of this polarization on the level of the local congregation and international gatherings.


  • What can we look forward to from the experience in the past regarding polarization between church and mission?


  • What are the problems and solutions that may exist in the case of a local congregation undertaking cross-cultural endeavors?


Notes