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Missions: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Strategies, Second Edition
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Missions: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Strategies, Second Edition

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Zondervan 2014

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How does the church communicate God’s unchanging message in an ever-changing world? Missions: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Strategies gives answers by showing the methods and motives for successful missionary work. It lays sound theological and strategic foundations for the missionary of today and tomorrow. But of course missions is far more than blackboard theory.

Written by long-time missionary Gailyn Van Rheenen, Missions carries the conviction and insights of one who has lived his subject. Van Rheenen’s personal anecdotes—sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous—shed a fascinating, personal light on the missionary cycle, cross-cultural issues, church maturation, selecting mission fields, and other vital topics. This book both provides answers and provokes questions. Stimulating, comprehensive, and highly readable, it will engage readers spiritually, intellectually, and personally.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

For more studies on missions, check out the Encountering Mission Series.

Key Features

  • Presents the theological, cultural, and strategic foundations for effective Christian missions
  • Includes personal anecdotes from long-time missionary Gailyn Van Rheenen
  • Surveys the challenges of contemporary mission work


  • The History of Christian Mission, and How It Affects Where We Are Today
  • Spiritual Formation for God’s Mission
  • The Missionary Cycle
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • The Character and Calling of Missionaries
  • Types of Missionaries
  • Church Maturation
  • Selecting Mission Fields
  • The Role of Money in Missions
  • Four Levels of Involvement in Missions

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About Gailyn Van Rheenen

Gailyn Van Rheenen is the facilitator of church planting and renewal at Mission Alive, adjunct professor of missions at Abilene Christian University, and a former missionary to East Africa. He is the coauthor of The Changing Face of World Missions: Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends and Evaluating the Church Growth Movement: 5 Views.

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