Immigration, Migration and Mission. More than ever, North America is being flooded by people from all around the world, many of them here illegally. How should the church respond to these sojourners among us?
In "Strangers Next Door" professor of evangelism and church planting J. D. Payne introduces the phenomenon of migrations of peoples to Western nations and explores how the church should respond in light of the mission of God. As we understand and embrace the fact that the least-reached people groups now reside in (and continue to migrate to) our neighborhoods, churches have unprecedented opportunites to freely share the gospel with them.
This book includes practical guidelines for doing crosscultural missions and developing a global strategy of mission. It also highlights examples of churches and organizations attempting to reach, partner with, and send migrants to minister to their people. Discover how you can reach out to the strangers next door by welcoming them into God's family.
"J. D. Payne is at it again with another perceptive and prophetic call to the Great Commission community! With the perfect blend of Scripture, stories and strategies, this book turns us toward our global diaspora future. Read it with careful attention to what the sovereign God is doing in our time--and with a commitment to be in step with his work in the world." "”Grant McClung, president, Missions Resource Group
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This is an excellent book that should be read by all pastors, mission leaders and Christians who want to know what God is doing in the world today - including North America. Payne begins by talking about immigration and migration from a Kingdom perspective. Then provides a Biblical and historical overview of migration and immigration. Essential reading for followers of Jesus - especially in the USA where currently fear and misunderstanding drive many Christians. It is amazing how God has used immigration and migration to change the face of nations, to bring peoples into relationship with himself and to renew His people in places where the Church is struggling. Included in the book are also numerous charts and statistics that are very useful for those wanting to understand immigration issues more fully. Payne ends the book with an excellent strategy and lots practical ways that followers of Jesus can reach immigrants and unreached peoples not only in North America but also around the world. God is doing some amazing things. A must read for western Christians.
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