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Adventist Mission History May 2020

Adventist Mission History

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Trailblazers Of Adventism In Nigeria, 1900s-1930s, Chigemezi Nnadozie Wogu May 2020

Trailblazers Of Adventism In Nigeria, 1900s-1930s, Chigemezi Nnadozie Wogu

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M. B. Czechowski’S Significance For The Growth And Development Of Seventh-Day Adventist Mission, Gottfried Oosterwal May 2020

M. B. Czechowski’S Significance For The Growth And Development Of Seventh-Day Adventist Mission, Gottfried Oosterwal

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Editorial, Bruce L. Bauer May 2020

Editorial, Bruce L. Bauer

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History Of Contextualization, Youssry Guirguis May 2020

History Of Contextualization, Youssry Guirguis

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Foreigners In America: A Study Of Migration, Mission History, And Ellen G. White’S Missional Model, William Wells May 2020

Foreigners In America: A Study Of Migration, Mission History, And Ellen G. White’S Missional Model, William Wells

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Paul’S Athenian Treasure For The Church, Jeff Scoggins May 2020

Paul’S Athenian Treasure For The Church, Jeff Scoggins

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General Conference Secretariat And The Mission Enterprise Of The Seventh-Day Adventist Church, David Trim May 2020

General Conference Secretariat And The Mission Enterprise Of The Seventh-Day Adventist Church, David Trim

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Foreign Missionary Program Of The Seventh-Day Adventist Church, David Trim May 2020

Foreign Missionary Program Of The Seventh-Day Adventist Church, David Trim

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Seventh-Day Adventist Mission In The Foreign Mission Board Era: 1889-1903, Lester P. Merklin, Jr. May 2020

Seventh-Day Adventist Mission In The Foreign Mission Board Era: 1889-1903, Lester P. Merklin, Jr.

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Foreign Mission Board Era: 1880–1903, Bruce L. Bauer May 2020

Foreign Mission Board Era: 1880–1903, Bruce L. Bauer

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Seventh-Day Adventist Educational Mission In India: A Historical Sketch And Retrospection For The Future, Koberson Langhu May 2020

Seventh-Day Adventist Educational Mission In India: A Historical Sketch And Retrospection For The Future, Koberson Langhu

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The Legacy Of J. N. Andrews, Gottfried Oosterwal May 2020

The Legacy Of J. N. Andrews, Gottfried Oosterwal

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Serving The King: The Role Of The Church In Urban Secular Mission Outreach, Petr Činčala May 2020

Serving The King: The Role Of The Church In Urban Secular Mission Outreach, Petr Činčala

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Multicultural Urban Ministry In The Post-Apartheid Era:A Search For Identity And Unity In Diversity, Dioi Cruz Apr 2019

Multicultural Urban Ministry In The Post-Apartheid Era:A Search For Identity And Unity In Diversity, Dioi Cruz

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"This article explores the cultural-ethnic diversity of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in South Africa and its development in urban centers since the end of Apartheid. It examines challenges and opportunities for the transition to multicultural churches, and concludes by arguing that the culture of racial prejudice and suspicion can only be eradicated with the weapons of trust, faith, hope, and love."


In These Cities Are Jewels: Lessons From Adventist City Missions—1880–1915, David J. B. Trim Apr 2019

In These Cities Are Jewels: Lessons From Adventist City Missions—1880–1915, David J. B. Trim

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"As Ellen White’s words of 1909 imply, urban-focused mission has a long history in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It goes beyond the work of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg in Chicago, the one exemplar which is reasonably well known but which comes with proverbial baggage, given what happened with Kellogg. I will touch on the Chicago mission, but it was not unique; in fact, our pioneers established many city missions. And while they stressed practical experience they also valued analytical approaches. For example, in 1910, the first two days of the annual council were given over to what was essentially ...


The Rise Of The Digital Neighbor: A Theoretical Concept For Mission Renewal In The Digital Age, Paulo C. Oliveira Apr 2019

The Rise Of The Digital Neighbor: A Theoretical Concept For Mission Renewal In The Digital Age, Paulo C. Oliveira

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"This paper deals with shifts in the concept of neighborhoods and communities. I propose that the field of social network studies is useful to aid missiological considerations in contemporary global societies. Furthermore, I argue for the thesis that current social shifts require mission studies to move from notions of homogeneous or quasi-homogenous geographically bounded groups, neighborhoods, and communities towards giving attention to the networks of networked individuals—the digital neighbor. The underlying question addressed is, How does this redefinition of community foster mission renewal in the digital age? Answering this question supplies rudimentary material to build a theoretical concept of ...


Missional Apologetics: Keys To The Hearts And Minds Of Urban Young Professionals?, Sven Ostring Apr 2019

Missional Apologetics: Keys To The Hearts And Minds Of Urban Young Professionals?, Sven Ostring

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"research study in Australia indicated that one of the top spiritual repellents for non-Christian people is a focus on philosophical discussions and debating ideas. In spite of this, a significant percentage of Australian young professionals are still willing to consider changing their worldview if presented with the right circumstances and evidence. This article explores how apologetic material can missionally connect with the hearts and minds of urban young professionals. The Greater Sydney Conference and the South Pacific Division Adventist Media Center developed this approach based on a preliminary qualitative research study of an evangelistic series."


Towards A Theology Of Bi-Vocational Mission With Missiological Applications To Creative Access Cities, Abner Perez Dizon Apr 2019

Towards A Theology Of Bi-Vocational Mission With Missiological Applications To Creative Access Cities, Abner Perez Dizon

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"Bi-vocational mission is not only an innovative and useful model to use in creative access cities. Even though this approach may not be for everyone, and even though Paul himself saw the need for church-supported mission, this chapter has shown that the model itself is biblical. In order for this approach to be effective, however, it needs to be grounded on a strong belief in the mission of God, an understanding of the Great Controversy, willingness to obey the Great Commission, an implementation of the doctrine of the priesthood of all believers, and a sound theology of work."


Country Versus City Tension: Historical And Socio-Religious Context Of The Development Of Adventist Understanding Of Urban Mission, Allan Novaes, Wendel Lima Apr 2019

Country Versus City Tension: Historical And Socio-Religious Context Of The Development Of Adventist Understanding Of Urban Mission, Allan Novaes, Wendel Lima

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"The Adventist engagement in the evangelization of cities has been timid and, for many decades, even discouraged by an anti-urban attitude. This mentality of criticism and resistance to the cities was largely sustained through an incomplete and/or misreading of Ellen White’s writings (Jones 2013:716). This article seeks to describe Adventist rural/urban tension, the historical and social context of its origin, and how it has been softened by a contrasting broader view of Adventist urban mission."


From Rural To Urban: Critical Differentiations In Ministry Contexts Within Rural And Urban Environments, Conrad A. R. Vine Apr 2019

From Rural To Urban: Critical Differentiations In Ministry Contexts Within Rural And Urban Environments, Conrad A. R. Vine

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"This article seeks to delineate three critical dimensions of ministry that impact ministry strategies in predominantly rural and in predominantly urban contexts for AFM Front Line Workers (FLWs). First, the community contexts within rural and urban environments. Second, the ministry strategy considerations for FLWs in rural and urban environments. Third, personal factors impacting FLWs in rural and in urban environments. The article provides in summary form the three key critical dimensions of ministry that are shared with AFM FLWs during initial training and that are utilized post-launch by AFM FLWs with their supervisors when prayerfully demonstrating urban ministry strategies within ...


Urban Church Planting: Three Functional Shifts From The New Testament, Anthony Wagenersmith Apr 2019

Urban Church Planting: Three Functional Shifts From The New Testament, Anthony Wagenersmith

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"Indeed, the very pulse of Adventist ministry beats strongest through apostolic mission. A basic consideration of the practical and exegetical link between the second advent of Christ and the apostolic witness for Christ must generate significant shifts in thinking and practice. Describing these as functional shifts rather than paradigm shifts—to emphasize the connection between theology and practice—what better framework to reflect upon urban church planting than that of the New Testament Church. Looking through a disciple-making and church planting lens, one can be challenged by three functional shifts for urban mission today: from places to people, from performers ...


Youth Participation In Urban Mission And Ministry, Michelet Williams Apr 2019

Youth Participation In Urban Mission And Ministry, Michelet Williams

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"The God of Scripture consistently called faithful youngsters to participate in his redemptive mission on earth. The mission of God is not only carried out by young men and women but also intentionally aims at reaching out to them. Drawing on biblical examples, this article advocates a youth-focused approach to urban ministry whereby young people are both actors and recipients of all activities. Youth participation is beneficial for society because their alienation is a cause of social and political disruption, of gang formation and criminal behavior in many contexts. Youth participation is beneficial for the church because, as reported in ...


In Memoriam: Bruce Campbell Moyer Apr 2019

In Memoriam: Bruce Campbell Moyer

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“No tears please. My life has been a great adventure with Jesus. I have few regrets, and only a couple of bucket list items, undone. I have loved my wife, family and ‘work.’ God has treated me far better than I have deserved and none of you owe me anything. I have now gone, like Reepicheep, in Voyage of the Dawn Treader, to my ‘last great adventure,’ when with more questions than certainties I am face to face with Jesus and all his saints.”


Toward A Post-Religious Urban Theology: The Missionary Movement Ethos In Secularized Contexts, Marcelo E. C. Dias Apr 2019

Toward A Post-Religious Urban Theology: The Missionary Movement Ethos In Secularized Contexts, Marcelo E. C. Dias

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"An urban theology should be the center of conversation with the current post-religious context that takes into serious consideration people’s search for meaning and the new spirituality in this age. Perhaps popular culture can give clues about contemporary meaning-making as well (Shannahan 2014:207-217). On the one side, history assures that an urban setting does not need to feel like a threat to the Christian faith. “Early Christianity was primarily an urban movement. The original meaning of the word pagan (paganus) was ‘rural person,’ or more colloquially ‘country hick.’ It came to have religious meaning because after Christianity had ...


"The Challenge Of Urban Mission", Bruce L. Bauer Apr 2019

"The Challenge Of Urban Mission", Bruce L. Bauer

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"Many Adventists struggle with an anti-city bias for a number of reasons. High on the list of reasons is the book, Country Living, published in 1946 in which a very unbalance a view of what Ellen White had to say about cities was presented as the ideal. In the article “Country Versus City Tension: Historical and Socio-religious Context of the Development of Adventist Understanding of Urban Mission” Allan Novaes and Wendel Lima provide excellent background material that should help Adventists better understand the basis of that anti-city bias."


Toward An Adventist Theology Of Urban Mission, Gary Krause Apr 2019

Toward An Adventist Theology Of Urban Mission, Gary Krause

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"As the Adventist Church looks at modern cities, the vista can be overwhelming. The city is an enigmatic phenomenon, a conglomeration of hundreds of disparate cultures, languages, and people groups. It is a complex and complicated place, resistant to easy categorization or description. Just as soon as one feels one is getting a grip on the nature of a city, a street corner is turned and another unfamiliar world opens up. The way the church views the city is of fundamental importance to the way it conducts its urban mission; therefore, in this chapter I will propose a theological window ...


A Theological Framework For Adventist Urban Ministry, Kelvin Onongha Apr 2019

A Theological Framework For Adventist Urban Ministry, Kelvin Onongha

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"Early Adventism typically advocated the need to flee the cities for simple rural living because cities were regarded as Babylon (Jer 50:1-3; Rev 18:2-3). Consequently, in those regions of the world where the church’s presence has the longest history with sometimes larger congregations, many church properties are located in the countryside or rural areas. A major reason why the Adventist Church is only so lately coming to terms with the exigency of urban ministries is the deficiency of a theological framework for engagement in missions to the cities. Stone (2015) agrees that the failure to develop a ...


Discipleship In Urban Contexts, Boubakar Sanou Apr 2019

Discipleship In Urban Contexts, Boubakar Sanou

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"With the current state of discipleship, congregations can no longer afford to rely on their church-centered programs as their main means of growing disciples. Programs do not disciple people; people disciple people. Becoming authentic communities who create intentional spaces where believers of all ages and stages in their faith journey can effectively and meaningfully connect with one another and with God, grow spiritually, and reach out to the world around them is of vital importance in urban discipleship. With the imperative to share the gospel in the cities, urban congregations need to objectively do their own discipleship reality assessment in ...


Short Term Travel To The Holy Land: Questions Of Potency, Pilgrimage, And Potential, Sherene Hattingh, Phil Fitzsimmons, Paul Hattingh Apr 2019

Short Term Travel To The Holy Land: Questions Of Potency, Pilgrimage, And Potential, Sherene Hattingh, Phil Fitzsimmons, Paul Hattingh

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"There has been a significant impact on the two participants who took part in this research project. There is no doubt that this short-term travel to the Holy Land has resulted in transformative learning where both individuals experienced contextualizing through a visual perspective, which has enhanced and contributed to a deeper meaningful understanding of their personal and spiritual journey. The results show that the impact has been positive and that planning, group membership, and active engagement through reading and journaling have made this trip unlike any other. This study although limited to two related individuals from the same faith does ...