|About the Book|
Today, the world mission has unprecedentedly become a task of every national churches and believers on earth. Missionaries are being sent out from every nations to every nations! Strategists have previously noticed that Africa, along with East Asia,MoreToday, the world mission has unprecedentedly become a task of every national churches and believers on earth. Missionaries are being sent out from every nations to every nations! Strategists have previously noticed that Africa, along with East Asia, would emerge as the key fulcrum for world missions in the 21st Century. 2010 Lausanne Congress held in South Africa proved that to be true. Along this path, Evangelical Alliance for Preacher Training/Commission (EAPTC) opened their missions training school in Kenya in 2003, using this book as their training text. It was through the efforts of those missionary trainees that their work expanded into 200 new church plants in 9 African nations today. Therefore, this book is put together mainly for Third World missionary candidates who often find themselves limited with sound missions training opportunities around, while the lessons in this manual apply to all who are mission-interested. Sending a missionary without training is like commissioning a carpenter without tools, as Larry D. Pate noted in Perspectives on the World Christian Movement! The principles of cross-cultural mission presented in 11 chapters of this book are field-tested nuggets that can certainly equip anyone aspiring for missionary work. Rev. Paul Lee has served with his wife, Eunice, for 16 years as missionaries and is currently pursuing a PhD at Oxford Graduate School/American Institute of Ministry. Their work in Africa with EAPTC was recognized as one of the model missionary works by UK-based DCI Global Partnerships, comparing it to the England’s Alpha movement for its phenomenal growth following the biblical multiplication pattern. Paul has written a number of handbooks and articles for different publications, including Lausanne World Pulse in 2010.