Entering the Mission of God: Frameworks for Lay Leadership

Our world seems to be getting smaller every day. The global movement of people is at unprecedented levels. While many perceive these movements as a threat, Jesus encourages us to see a ripe harvest field at our doorstep. Those who are open to the call of God and equipped for cross-cultural engagement stand ready to cross the street to make disciples in the name of Jesus. This book explores culture, worldview, and intercultural communication from theological and practical perspectives. It invites readers to enter the mission of God through effective cross-cultural ministry and mission at home or abroad.

Richard Giesken, MDiv, MTh, GDLT is Associate Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Missiology at Nazarene Theological College in Brisbane and an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. His MTh thesis explored the topic of “Holiness in Community” as a practical expression of God’s love developing healthy communities. Originally from South Africa, Richard lived in the Philippines for three years before settling in Australia where he serves as the pastor of the Redlands Church of the Nazarene in addition to teaching at NTC. He is married to Judy and together they have four sons.


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