Date of Award


Document Type



Christian Studies

First Reader

Dr. Brad Fray

Second Reader

Dr. Harold Mitchel

Third Reader

Dr. Jim Berryman


"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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