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Here's what you'll find in Evangelical Missions Quarterly

EMQ explores key topics in world missions today. Our writers are cross-cultural workers and leaders who bring years of experience to the table as they research, reflect, and write on select issues.

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Special note to our readers: We are excited to announce that we have raised all the necessary funds to build the new EMQ website this summer. A special thank you to all the individuals and organizations who gave. See a list of all our organizational sponsors >>

Latest Issue: Jul 2014

Articles

Professional Missionary, Amateur Father: Using Missiological Principles and Family Systems Theory to Raise an Emotionally Healthy Family

Stephen S. Lambert and David R. Dunaetz

The authors warn workers that neglecting to love and serve their families can lead to a failure in what it means to be in missions.

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E-Care: Using Email as a Tool for Effective Member Care

Ed Scheuerman

Email is a tool that can, when combined with other relationship-enhancing activities, augment what the leader does to demonstrate true care to others.

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How Much is Adequate? In Search of Equitable Missionary Compensation

Bob Waldron

Mission leaders need hard data to help them exercise good stewardship of both the financial and human resources entrusted to them. This study of the compensation practices helps them do just that.

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The Chinese Church: The Next Superpower In World Mission?

Kevin Xiyi Yao

The Chinese churches are at critical point in their mission outreach. Awakened and zealous, they are bound to supply global Christian mission with new blood and energy.

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Saying the Shahada: Matters of Conscience, Creed, and Communication

Gene Daniels

Although reinterpreting Muhammadís prophethood may lead us to a more respectful witness, we must remember that it is no witness at all if we intentionally miscommunicate.

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The Power of Biblical Storytelling

Kelly Malone

Jesus was the master storyteller. He often taught people in the form of parables. Shouldnít we do the same?

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Implications of Three Models of Contextualization for Local Ministry

Nicole Abraham

An analysis of local attempts at theologizing within a cultural context is a tool for establishing foci for ministry.

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The "Break Through" Process: Reflections of a Missiological Field Research Coach

Stan Nussbaum

A simplified, yet thorough method for small-scale and personal research in missions.

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Holistic Church Planting: Moving Beyond Polemics to Obedience

Gene Wilson

The author shows how unclear constructs hurt the cause of integration, and suggests a more fundamental point of integration for church planting and social action.

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A Second Look: Editorial by EMQ Editor Gary Corwin

Is It a Heterogeneous or a Homogeneous Unit Principle?

Gary Corwin

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Voices in the Local Church

Fresh Expressions of Church

Chris Backert and Travis Collins

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In the 20/30 Gap

Discovering the Secret Stories of God:

Melody J. Wachsmuth

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Excellence in Missions: Best Practices from Missio Nexus

Engaging Women in Mission Leadership

Wendy L. Wilson

As an increasing number of mission agencies desire to involve more gifted women as decision-makers in their executive and board leadership structures, they are experiencing difficulty in finding them. How can we create more avenues to find, develop, support, and retain more gifted women to bring the perspective and talent that we desire for our organizations?

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Book Reviews

Asia in the Making of Christianity: Conversion, Agency, and Indigeneity, 1600s to the Present

Richard Fox Young and Jonathan A. Seitz, eds.

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Beyond Literate Western Models: Contextualizing Theological Education in Oral Contexts

Samuel E. Chiang and Grant Lovejoy, eds.

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From Times Square to Timbuktu: The Post-Christian West Meets the Non-Western Church

Wesley Granberg-Michaelson

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The New Testament on First Century Religions

Basil Scott

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Good News from Africa: Community Transformation Through the Church

Brian Woolnough, editor

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Sister Churches: American Congregations and Their Partners Abroad

Janel Kragt Bakker

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Developing a Strategy for Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Cultural Introduction

John Mark Terry and J. D. Payne.

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God Has No Favourites: The New Testament on First Century Religions

Basil Scott

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The Rebirth of the Church: Applying Paulís Vision for Ministry in Our Post-Christian World

Eddie Gibbs

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Understanding Christian Mission: Participation in Suffering and Glory

Scott W. Sunquist

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Products and Services

Scott W. Sunquist

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Other Recommended Mission Reads

Scott W. Sunquist

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