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Reaching the City (EMS series #20)
Editor Gary Fujino,  EditorTereso C. Casiño,  EditorTimothy R. Sisk,  PublisherWilliam Carey Publishing
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Reflections on Urban Mission for the Twenty-first Century. Rapid urbanization and globalization processes worldwide have changed the landscape of our times. In Asia and Africa the number of urban dwellers increases by an average of one million per week, according to the United Nations. More than half of the globe’s seven billion human beings now live in cities. These realities have far reaching implications for mission in urban contexts at the start of the third millennium. Reaching the City: Reflections on Urban Mission for the Twenty-first Century seeks to address the missiological challenges associated with this new world order.

Each author in this collection respectfully builds upon the significant contributions of seminal writers such as Ray Bakke, Jacques Ellul, Basil of Caesarea and others, while making new and creative proposals for urban mission in our world today. Beginning with the bigger picture of the global challenges of urbanization, and moving through theological, historical, and educational perspectives, this volume concludes with a rich bevy of case studies engaging these new realities of both North American and international cities to encourage a missional thrust to reach these communities.

Section 1: Today’s Emerging Megacities in Global Perspective
The Strategic Nature of Urban Ministry
Alan McMahan
The Next Frontier: The Implications for Missions of Global Urbanization in the Twenty-first Century
Bob Garrett
Emerging Global Mega-Regions and Globalization: Missiological Implications
Gary Fujino and John Cheong

Section 2: Historical and Theological Perspectives on the City
Basil of Caesarea: An Early Christian Model of Urban Mission
Edward L. Smither
Jacques Ellul’s Contribution to an Evangelical Theology of the City
Stephen Strauss

Section 3: Theological Education and Training for Ministry in Today’s Cities
Riots in the City: Replacing Nineteenth-century Urban Training Models with Relevant “Urbanized” Training Models for the Twenty-first Century
Larry W. Caldwell and Enoch Wan
“Let Those in the City Get Out”: Making a Way of Escape
Larry Poston

Section 4: Contemporary Case Studies on Today’s Cities
Examining Evangelical Concentrations and International Migrations in the US and Canada: A Call for More and Better Urban Research.
J. D. Payne
Extreme Makeover: Church Addition (Church Mergers as an Opportunity for Urban Missions)
Derek Chinn
From Niche to Parish: A Qualitative Study of Congregations Engaging Transitional Neighborhoods
Kathryn Lewis Mowry
Immigrant Communities in America—Objects of Mission or Missional Agents? The Case of the Church of Pentecost (Ghana) in Urban America
Birgit Herppich
Appropriating Faith within the City: An Examination of Urban Youth Ministry in Immigrant Churches
Janice A. McLean
A New Day Dawning in the Old Country? Twenty-first-century Urban Trends in Germany and Their Implications for Urban Church Planting
Stephen Beck
Islam in Urban America: Developing Strategy to Reach Diaspora Muslims through the Local Church
Mark Hausfeld

Product Details
Product Code: 0878080392
Categories: Urban Focus    Globalization
ISBN-13: 9780878080397
Pages: 284
Primary Audience: All
Series: Evangelical Missiological Society
Year: 2012

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