Author(s): Jay Matenga
Never before has the phenomenon of mission mobilisation been so broadly researched.
Mission In Motion presents the results of a global research project commissioned by the World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission to investigate what motivates people into mission service from around the globe. Mobilisation practitioners recorded, translated and transcribed hundreds of hours of interview dialogue that explored reasons for mission involvement from Eastern Europe, Western Europe, North and South America, Oceania, East Asia, South Asia and East Africa.
The book is the first definitive exploration of the recent history, ministries and methods of mission mobilisation. Much energy and resource is being applied to raising up workers for the Lord’s harvest, but is it helping? Are the means, models, methods, and mechanisms being applied to this end effective? What does influence people to greater involvement in mission—whatever they understand mission to be? Furthermore, what hinders it? In addressing these questions, Mission In Motion allows interviewed respondents to speak for themselves, in an open and frank manner. Some results confirm common beliefs, but others may surprise you.
This is an important book which will be a standard reference for practitioners, mobilizers and academics for years to come. – Eddie Arthur
Contributors: Alison Allen (Researcher, Romania) Dr. Malcolm Gold (Lead Researcher, Research Analyst, and Research Team Co- Leader; Researcher, USA) Jo Jowett (Researcher, UK) Min-Young Jung (Research Team Co-Leader; Researcher, Korea) Jay Matenga (Project Leader and Research Team Co-Leader; Researcher, New Zealand) Hikari Matsuzaki (Research Team Co-Leader; Researcher, Japan) Duncan Olumbe (Researcher, Kenya) Kannan Rajendran (Researcher, India)