Date of Award

1986

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Christian Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Brad Fray

Second Advisor

Dr. Harold Mitchel

Third Advisor

Dr. Jim Berryman

Abstract

"Never in history has there been so much evangelical activity seeking to make Jesus Christ known loved and served throughout the world. Yet the church has never been so harassed and troubled by voices calling for the reduction or elimination of these activities and for the reconceptualization of its message and mission in term of social justice, peace, racial integration and the elimination of poverty. Since there is validity to all of these activities perhaps it can be said that the Spirit is struggling within the church that they might rise to the complex challenge of world-wide mission."

This paper examines how the church today is commanded to have effective mission strategies and what it is doing and could possible do to overcome the cultural barriers to bring the gospel to the entire world.

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