A Public Missiology
How Local Churches Witness to a Complex World
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How can Christians witness to the complexity of our world? Gregg Okesson demonstrates that local congregations are the primary means of public witness in and for the world. Okesson calls Christians to weave gospel influence as they move back and forth between their local churches and their neighborhoods, workplaces, and other public spaces.
This introduction to public missiology helps Christians thicken their witness in the public realms where they live, work, and play. A Public Missiology engages issues relevant to ministry leaders, both domestic and abroad, and provides real-life "embodied" examples from around the world to help readers envision approaches to public witness and social change.
This topic is on the cutting edge of discussions among missiologists and professors of mission, making it a valuable resource for students of mission, evangelism, and church life as well as pastors, church leaders, and missionaries.
1. Why Congregational Witness?
2. What Publics? Where Publics?
3. The Missio Dei--a Thick, Public Story
4. What Is Public Missiology?
5. Thick Congregational Witness
6. How to Study Congregations
7. Thick Doxology and Witness to Land (Africa Brotherhood Church)
8. Thick Place and Witness to Montreal (St. Jax Anglican Church, Montreal)
9. Thick Identity and Witness to All Nations (Bethel World Outreach Church, Nashville)