Becoming Global: Integrating global mission and your local church
SMBC Press, 2011, $15.00, 138 pp. ISBN 978-0-646-56227-8
“For more than 20 years, Bruce has worked with local churches in the development of their mission program. During those years he has created and taught a range of undergraduate and graduate Bible College courses relating to the mission responsibility of the local church. Becoming Global, the product of his consulting and teaching, is intended for church leaders and mission enthusiasts in local churches of all denominations. Building on a biblical theology of mission, this book provides local churches with biblically informed, practical steps for extending their global ministry in ways appropriate to the size and structure of their particular church.”
“. . . it addresses all the right issues, applying biblical truth in intensely practical ways.”
– Richard Utber, Senior Pastor, Nowra Baptist Church
“. . . a valuable resource for churches, leaders and pastors who want to see their church becoming more involved and effective in world mission.”
– Johan Linder, Australia National Director, OMF International
“Demonstrating biblical principles and offering brilliant ministry suggestions, Becoming Global transforms what we do as a church, and why we do it.”
– Desmond Chu, Mission Team Chair, West Sydney Chinese Christian Church
Each chapter concludes with sections on Issues to think about, Ministry ideas to consider, and Resources to consult. The book contains numerous ministry tools that can be copied and used in the local church context.
Chapters include ‘Change is on the agenda’, ‘Exposing the biblical foundations’, ‘Creating a culture of mission’, ‘Prayer as mission work’, ‘Called, sent or dragged?’, ‘Faith and finance’.
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