MRT 11.3 Sept 2016 – The New Missionary Force

This issue takes up some papers from OMF’s April 2016 Mission Research Consultation on “The Future of Mission” to examine several aspects of how the Majority World has impacted mission.

The cover photos illustrate just how international mission has become. The first photo shows OMF members at the Central Thailand Field Conference in 1958. Contrast this with the second photo taken at a recent OMF Field Conference held in Thailand and it becomes clear how global OMF has become. Five continents and more than seventeen countries were represented. Nations included Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, The Philippines, Uruguay, UK, and USA. Also noticeable is an increasing number of ethnic Asians joining from non-Asian countries.

Contents

Partnering with the Majority World in the Global Paradigm – Eldon Porter

Challenge and Opportunity of Urban Ministry in China – H. P.

Indigenous Mission Movements in China – Steve Z

Partnership with the Global Church: Implications for the Global East – An Interview with Patrick Fung

With Bethel in Manchuria – Leslie T. Lyall

Book review – Out on a Limb: A Devotional Guide for Missionaries

Book review – Crossing Cultures in Scripture: Biblical Principles for Mission Practice

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