Atlas of Global Christianity
The Atlas of Global Christianity, edited by Todd M. Johnson and Kenneth R. Ross, provides a quick visual reference of the changing status of global Christianity over the 100 years since the epoch-making 'Edinburgh 1910' World Missionary Conference. The Atlas includes full-color maps of Christian affliation in every United Nations region in the world, historical essays on Christianity 1910-2010 by scholars from each region of the world, and interactive electronic interface on DVD of all maps and graphics for classroom use. The Atlas is published by Edinburgh University Press and contains 400 color illustrations. Read more about The Atlas at: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748632671.
The WEA Mission Commission has released a new book in the Globalization of Mission series: Worth Keeping: Global Perspectives on Best Practice in Missionary Retention, written and edited in part by Valerie Lim, our GMI Senior Associate for mission research in South East Asia.
Worth Keeping is the product of robust research and careful analysis conducted by the Mission Commission task force called ReMAP II. Some 50 writers and contributors bring to life the significant results of the ReMAP II international study on missionary retention and best practices. How can we insure that mission workers continue to serve effectively over the long term, and how can they be enabled to serve for as long as God calls them to serve? Twenty nine issue-based chapters (with 58 case studies from around the world) form the core of the book, and these examine areas such as call, preparation, leadership, finance, ministry and training.
To read what others are saying and to order, please visit http://www.missionbooks.org/worthkeeping.
Fifth International Lausanne Researchers Conference
Lausanne is holding The Fifth International Lausanne Researchers Conference April 8-12, 2008 near Melbourne, Australia. They are inviting researchers from mission agencies, research organizations, denominational research departments and other interested Christians to network, present papers, share ideas and sharpen skills and insight. Read more about the conference in this brochure (PDF file) and at the Christian Research Association web page: http://www.cra.org.au/pages/00000290.cgi. Register for the conference here: http://www.cra.org.au/registration/registration.htm.
Ethné challenges Christians to watchfulness in prayer and partnership with God to reach the unreached peoples of the world with the good news of Christ. To energize and accelerate movments to Christ among the unreached, Ethné publishes prayer resources in 17 languages including prayer DVDs and a prayer handbook. They also invite the body of Christ to help bring relief and hope to unreached people groups via the Frontier Crisis Response network. Ethné is the official UPG network of the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, the World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission and Transform World. Learn more at www.ethne.net.
Emercy’s mission is to help missionaries increase their effectiveness, while equipping the churches that send them. They specialize in training, research, logistical support, consulting, short term teams, supply shipments and training seminars (www.emercy.org). An additional website, the Missionary Resources Center provides useful articles, links, books, videos and discussions for a wide variety of missions resources (www.missionaryresources.org).
Missiopedia, hosted by Momentum Magazine and The Network for Strategic Missions, is a wiki-style online encyclopedia providing a web-based, dynamic, collaborative description of Christianity and Christian missions. Join the growing number of contributors and editors at
The Mission Handbook
The Mission Handbook provides leaders in the missions community with valuable information about North American mission agencies. The 20th edition of the Handbook provides more than 600 pages of information on ministries serving overseas including: contact information, types of mission activity, areas of service and personnel statistics. The cost of the Handbook is $49.95. Learn more and order at www.missionhandbook.com
Mission and Ministry Resources
Mission and Ministry Resources is the website for Dr. Glenn Roger's books on minstry and sprititual formation from a missiological perspective. Books range from basic introductions to missions to culture and worldview issues. Dr. Rogers was a missionary in Nigeria and has an M.A. and Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from the School of Intercultural Studies of Fuller Theological Seminary. Check out his website at http://www.missionandministryresources.net/books.html.
State of the Gospel Report
Momentum Magazine is offering a "State of the Gospel" Power Point presentation, with extended notes for each slide, for use in your ministry. You can see the PDF version of the presentation at http://www.momentum-mag.org/200611/200611-article1.pdf. Downloads of the actual Power Point presentation (11 MB) can be found at www.operationworld.org. Look for more resources and a variety of missions articles at www.momentum-mag.org
HumaniNet Offers Communications Assistance
HumaniNet is a nonprofit organization supporting humanitarian and mission teams with practical assistance in global information and communication technologies, or ICT. The HumaniNet team has assisted over 300 missionaries, relief teams, and NGO managers since its founding in 2002.
A list of organizations HumaniNet has advised can be seen by going to www.humaninet.org and selecting "Field Partners." Articles on a variety of topics can be found in the ICT Support and ICT Features sections of the HumaniNet Web site. All mission and humanitarian organizations are welcome to contact HumaniNet for assistance, at no cost. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Gregg Swanson, Executive Director, at 503-957-2960.
Etnopedia is a Spanish-language web site focusing on the unreached ethnic groups of the world. The site was created by COMIBAM, in cooperation with numerous other evangelical agencies for the purposes of gathering and disseminating information about these unreached groups. COMIBAM hopes this site will generate prayer and encourage mission from the Spanish-speaking world to these peoples who do not know Christ. www.etnopedia.org
MAF's Operation ACCESS!
Mission Aviation Fellowship has announced the results of “Operation ACCESS!”—a five-year global research project designed to help shape international evangelism, ministry and humanitarian strategies for the next 20 years. The study focuses on pockets of people who are forgotten or unreachable as well as barriers to and solutions for better access to the Gospel, development, healthcare and education. For more information, visit www.operationaccessmaf.org