Globalchurch : Reshaping Our Conversations, Renewing Our Mission, Revitalizing Our Churches
Christianity seems to be in decline in the West. But many churches in Asia, Africa, Latin America and other parts of the Majority World are growing rapidly. Western Christianity can no longer claim to be the center of the global church. Before long, two-thirds of Christians will live in Asia, Africa and Latin America. What does this mean for global Christian mission? What does it mean for worship, theology, faith and evangelism in the West? InGlobalChurch, Graham Hill engages with more than one hundred high-profile Majority World Christian leaders to find out what they can teach the West about mission, leadership, hospitality, creation care, education, worship and more. He challenges the Western church to move away from a Eurocentric and Americentric view of church and mission, and he calls the church to construct global missional conversations. The future of the global church--including the churches of the West--exists in these global exchanges. This resource engages with the work and thought of Majority World theologians and missiologists including Simon ChanRuth Padilla DeBorstSamuel EscobarAjith FernandoMakoto FujimuraGustavo GutierrezEmmanuel KatongoleNelson MandelaVishal MangalwadiC. Rene PadillaLamin SannehSadhu Sundar SinghVinoth RamachandraAmos YongGlobalChurch is an indispensible guide for the church as it navigates the unique global experiences of the twenty-first century.
- Hardback | 512 pages
- 157 x 231 x 41mm | 907g
- 19 Feb 2016
- InterVarsity Press
- Inter-Varsity Press,US
- Illinois, United States
"Graham Hill has gone to the ends of the earth and back crossing theological traditions, cultures, and even oceans and continents to bear witness to the gospel through the many perspectives of world Christianity at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Here is a missional heart that is wide open to the winds of God's Spirit coming from and going in unexpected directions. GlobalChurch unfolds the many tribes, languages, peoples and nations that anticipate the coming reign of God. Here is a discerning guide to what all this means today."--Amos Yong, professor of theology and mission, Fuller Theological Seminary"