Resources for Sending Churches

Books

Serving as Senders – Today by Neal Pirolo.

Well Sent: Reimagining the Church’s Missionary-Sending Process by Steve Beirn.

Missions: How the Local Church Goes Global by Andy Johnson

Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches That Send by JD Greear

Scatter: Go Therefore and Take Your Job with You by Andrew Scott

Business as Mission by Michael Baer

Mind the Gaps: Engaging the Church in Missionary Care by David Wilson

Helping Without Hurting in Short Term Missions by Corbett & Fikkert

 

Web Links

Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to Himself. From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global Church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelisation are today. It isn’t a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.

Encountering the World of Islam (EWI) is both a book and a course.
EWI helps Christians understand Islam and build positive relationships with Muslims. EWI looks at the whole global community of Muslims, most of whom live in South and Southeast Asia (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan) rather than in the Middle East, as is often supposed.

People Groups – You can search more than 11,000 people groups by name, country, religion, language or status of evangelisation. The information provided on each people group includes alternate names, country, primary language, religion and population. Visitors can download a list of all the world’s people groups, as well as tables and charts on the status of global evangelisation. You can even add information about pockets of unreached people groups they have discovered in their own cities.

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Joshua Project seeks to answer the questions that result from the Great Commission’s call to make disciples among every nation or people group:

  • Who are the ethnic people groups of the world?
  • Which people groups still need an initial church planting movement in their midst?
  • What ministry resources are available to help outreach among the least-reached?

OSCAR – If you’re involved or interested in mission or Christian work around the world, OSCAR is great for useful information, advice and resources. It is also useful for:

  • Missionaries and Christian workers on the field.
  • Christians open to the possibility of working cross-culturally.
  • Missionaries and Christian workers recently returned from the field.
  • Supporters of missionaries, Christian workers and world mission in general.

Global Connections is a growing, vibrant network of UK agencies, churches, colleges and support services linked together for resources, learning and representation. Together, we seek to serve, equip and develop churches in their mission in order to fulfil our shared vision of ‘Mission at the heart of the Church, the Church at the heart of mission’.

Operation World is widely regarded as the definitive volume of prayer information about the world and is the recipient of the ECPA Gold Medallion Award for Excellence in Evangelical Christian Literature. It provides a country profile and prayer information for every country in the world.

Books

Pioneers strives to facilitate people like you into missions.  With this goal in mind, Pioneers works to identify some ‘essential’ resources to help on the journey of preparation for cross-cultural ministry.  The books and resources listed here give valuable information… sometimes from a Christian perspective, sometimes not.

MISSIONS

Global Mission Handbook by Hoke & Taylor. ISBN 978-08308-37175

WORLD RELIGIONS

Neighboring Faiths by Winfried Corduan.  ISBN 978-0830839704

ISLAM

Your Questions Answered by E.M. Hicham  ISBN 978-0852346945
Encountering the World of Islam. Keith Swartley, editor.  ISBN 978-0852346945

HINDUISM

What is Hinduism by Himalayan Academy Publishers,  ISBN 978-1934145005
Death of a Guru by R.Maharaj and Dave Hunt.   ISBN 978-0340862476
Sadhu Sundar Singh by P. Thompson.  ISBN 978-1850780991

BUDDHISM

An Introduction to Buddhism (2nd edition) by Peter Harvey. ISBN 978-0521676748

WORKING IN A TEAM

Dealing with People You Can’t Stand by Brinkman and Kirschner. ISBN 978-0071785723

CHURCH PLANTING / DISCIPLE-MAKING MOVEMENTS

Miraculous Movements by Jerry Trousdale. ISBN 978-14185-47288
T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution by Smith & Kai. ISBN 978-0974756219

SOCIAL JUSTICE / HUMANITARIAN AID

When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself
by Corbett and Fikkert. ISBN 978-0802409980
Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (and How to Reverse It) by Robert Lupton. ISBN 978-0062076212

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