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An edition of The Church in Mission (1967)

The Church in Mission

A Sixtieth Anniversary Tribute to J.B. Toews
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This edition was published in by Board of Christian Literature, Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro, KS, USA.

Written in English

435 pages

The essays collected in this book focus on the biblical foundations of Christian mission, the recovery of that mission in the history of one particular denominational group, the Mennonite Brethren Church, and some of the challenges faced by members of that same denomination during the middle of the twentieth century. They are presented in recognition of the contribution that J.B. Toews made in the work of the Mennonite Brethren Church as an educator, pastor, and mission administrator.

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The essays collected in this book focus on the biblical foundations of Christian mission, the recovery of that mission in the history of one particular denominational group, the Mennonite Brethren Church, and some of the challenges faced by members of that same denomination during the middle of the twentieth century. They are presented in recognition of the contribution that J.B. Toews made in the work of the Mennonite Brethren Church as an educator, pastor, and mission administrator.

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The Church in Mission

A Sixtieth Anniversary Tribute to J.B. Toews

This edition was published in by Board of Christian Literature, Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro, KS, USA.


Table of Contents

Editor's Preface vii
Introduction xi
Part I: The Biblical Foundation of Missions
1. The Theology of Mission in Acts J.B. Toews 1
2. The Missionary Message of the Old Testament Victor Adrian 17
3. The Biblical Concept of the Church David Ewert 33
4. The Meaning of Christian Discipleship Clarence Bauman 50
5. The Holy Spirit in Communication R.M. Baerg 68
Part II: Historical Recovery of Mission
6. The Anabaptist Involvement in Missions J.A. Toews 85
7. The Anabaptist-Mennonite Witness Through Mutual Aid Peter J. Klassen 101
8. The Missionary Emphasis of Pietism Orlando H. Wiebe 115
9. The Missionary Spirit of the Mennonite Brethren Church in Russia Jacob J. Toews 134
10. The Development of Missionary Dynamic Among American Mennonite Brethren A.E. Janzen 155
11. Facing the Mission of the Church at Home Elmer A. Martens 178
12. Institutional Education and the Mission of the Church George G. Konrad 205
Part III: Newer Dimensions of Mission
13. A Reappraisal of Christianity's Confrontation with Other Religions Peter M. Hamm 222
14. Missions and the Understanding of Culture Paul G. Hiebert 251
15. Missions and the Younger Churches Harold W. Fehderau 266
16. Missions and the Problems of Cultural Background Jacob A. Loewen 286
17. Christian Literature and Missions D. Edmund Hiebert 319
18. Radio and Literature in World Missions David Nachtigale 329
19. World Missions and Ministries of Compassion Clarence Hiebert 345
20. Planning for Church Growth Elmo H. Warkentin 361
21. The Caring Ministry of the Church Waldo D. Hiebert 381
Appendices
A. Geographic Expansion of Mennonite Brethren Missions (1894-1966) 398
B. Mennonite Brethren Missionary Volunteers (1885-1966) 399
C. Financial Response to Mennonite Brethren Missions (1881-1966) 400
D. Mennonite Brethren Membership Growth (1860-1966) 401
E. Growth of Mennonite Brethren Home Missions in North America (1890-1966) 402
F. Mennonite Brethren Foreign Missions (1966) 403
G. Mennonite Brethren Home Missions (1966) 404
H. Mennonite Brethren Church Membership Around the World (1966) 405
I. Mennonite Brethren Literature Ministry Abroad 406
J. Highlights of Mennonite Brethren in Mission 407
Index 411

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1967

Classifications

Library of Congress
BV2070 .C45

Contributors

Contributor
J.B. Toews
Contributor
Victor Adrian
Contributor
David Ewert
Contributor
Clarence Bauman
Contributor
R.M. Baerg
Contributor
J.A. Toews
Contributor
Peter J. Klassen
Contributor
Orlando H. Wiebe
Contributor
Jacob J. Toews
Contributor
A.E. Janzen
Contributor
Elmer A. Martens
Contributor
George G. Konrad
Contributor
Peter M. Hamm
Contributor
Paul G. Hiebert
Contributor
Harold W. Fehderau
Contributor
Jacob A. Loewen
Contributor
D. Edmond Hiebert
Contributor
David Nightingale
Contributor
Clarence Hiebert
Contributor
Elmo H. Warkentin
Contributor
Waldo D. Hiebert

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26201136M
Internet Archive
TheChurchInMissionOCRopt
LC Control Number
67-27337, 67027337
OCLC/WorldCat
6885543

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