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Organizations Conferences Academic and Individual

ACMC Topical Papers

AERDO Occasional Papers

Ask a Missionary

Billy Graham Center Archives

Brigada Top Mission Resources

CCAS Third World Theology Collection

Christian Classics Ethereal Library

ChurchPlanters e-mail conference archives

Equipping Church Leaders for the 21st Century articles

Global Evangelization Movement

Gospel & Culture Papers

Lausanne Occasional Papers

Mission Mobilizer Database

Network 935 (Holistic Ministry) Papers

Network for Strategic Missions Knowledge Base

Project Gutenberg

SEN Papers

SIL Academic Publications

The Traveling Team Articles

AD2000 Conferences

Amsterdam 2000

Belo '97

Consultation on Dependency and Self-Reliance (1999)

GCOWE 95

GCOWE 97

ICCM Conference Reports

Orlando Costas Consultation (1996) Papers

Southeast Asia Joshua Project 2000 Consultation

ACU Mission Resources Pages

Brazil 2010

Bulletin for Contextual Theology

Joe Cannon online books on missions

Howard Culbertson Courses and Materials

Dictionary of African Christian Biography

Glenn Schwartz Articles

ISOT Faculty Articles

John Roxborogh Theology of Mission papers

Leadership University Evangelism and Missions Papers

Member Care Articles

Mission Mobilizer Database

Missionary Biographies

Moravian Missionaries

Scott Moreau courses and documents

Wheaton College Missions Department Postings

Virtual Office of William Lane Craig

Virginia Theological Seminary Department of Missions and World Religions

Organizational Collections of Missions Related Materials

ACMC Topical Papers: "We have amassed a small collection of topics that may be of interest to churches who are interested in pursuing or enhancing their world evangelism activities. ACMC makes these materials available to churches and individuals for furthering their commitment to Christian missions. We request that all usage maintain the text in its entirety and that any reproduction of these articles not be sold in any way. All articles below are copyrighted by ACMC, Inc. and must visibly bear the mark © ACMC, Inc. if reproduced."

AERDO Occasional Papers: The AERDO Occasional Papers series is published by the Association of Evangelical Relief and Development Organizations. Its purpose is to provide a forum in which critical issues in relief and development can be raised and discussed.

Ask a Missionary: The askamissionary newsletter (itís free!) answers your questions with responses from missionaries around the world. Once a month your e-mail in-box will receive a message bursting with answers from real-life missionaries to questions such as Ö How can I know if God is calling me overseas? Iím afraid of raising support. What do I do? etc.

Billy Graham Center Archives: Numerous collections of papers for selected evangelists and missionaries housed in the BGC archives (from the Auca five to Corrie ten Boom to Charles Colson and Television Evangelism). Also available are selected transcripts and recordings of interviews with missionaries and Christian leaders. Not all of the collections are available online, but a listing of the collections is available that runs several pages.

Brigada Top Mission Resources: Dozens of mission related links, including materials, books, courses, messages, papers, conferences, software, etc.

Christian Center for Asian Studies' Third World Theology Collection: Collection of online papers and books from Asian ecumenical theologians on various theological issues and perspectives.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library: One of the most extensive online collections available. "Classic Christian books in electronic format, selected for your edification. There is enough good reading material here to last you a lifetime, if you give each work the time it deserves! All of the books on this server are believed to be in the public domain in the United States unless otherwise specified. Copy them freely for any purpose. Outside of the US, check your local copyright laws."

ChurchPlanters e-mail Conference: The vision for the CHURCHPLANTERS conference is for Church Planters to build up and encourage each other through the sharing of overall vision, questions, specific problems, experiences, testimonies and practical suggestions. Other Christians who are interested in church planting are also welcome. Of special interest is Archive and Resource pages, each providing multiple links to books, organizations, articles, etc. available online.

Easum Bandy & Associates -- Equipping Church Leaders for the 21st Century articles (many linked articles dealing with church growth and planting)

Global Evangelization Movement: The goal of GEM is to point the way to the least evangelized. They provide numerous collections of documents that enable this, from an undated table of Global Statistics to back issues of their electronic publication "Monday Morning Reality Check."

Gospel & Culture Papers The task of the Gospel & Culture Network is to "discern and make known the form of God's work in our culture." Under that guiding orientation, this site includes several sections of free articles and materials: 1) Introductory Articles: and a select bibliography; 2) Historical articles; 3) Biographical surveys of influential figures; and 4) Bibliographies.

Lausanne Occasional Papers: A classic set of papers published by Lausanne and now made available online. The Occasional Papers are historically important documents that have emerged from global consultations involving widely recognized evangelical leaders.

Mission Mobilizer Database: This database is an organized collection of all the Mission Mobilization Resources covered in the Brigada-orgs-missionmobilizers email conference from March 1995 through June 1998.

Network 935 (Holistic Ministry) Papers: Papers dedicated to issues related to helping churches engage in holistic ministry.

Network for Strategic Missions Knowledge Base: Searchable and growingcollection of articles (over 2500) related to mission ranging from news to testimonies to academic articles.

Online Books Page: Religions section contains many classic Christian books dealing with missions elements. This collection is growing regularly, and is worth bookmarking for those interested in historical research.

Project Gutenberg Collection "The Project Gutenberg Philosophy is to make information, books and other materials available to the general public in forms a vast majority of the computers, programs and people can easily read, use, quote, and search." The goal is to have 10,000 books online by the end of 2000! You can view them (.ftp) in your browser, download them to your computer, or e-mail them to yourself. To see an example, go to the book by George Smith entitled The Life of William Carey, Shoemaker & Missionary.

SEN Papers: SEN is a non-profit organisation whose income is based on gifts and donations from those who value our work and ministry. SEN Study Papers are written by researchers from Central Europe or missionaries with long term experience in the region. They explore various issues of significance for ministry in this part of the world. We request that a donation be sent for each downloaded paper. Our suggestion is a gift of $10 USD or equivalent. All the proceeds from the sale of our papers go towards funding future study projects and to pay salaries of researchers.

SIL Academic Publications: SIL provides over 150 publications available for sale on-line, and numerous other working papers that are free. Also online is Ethnologue, the definitive catalog of the world's languages.

The Traveling Team: Provides numerous articles online related to mission, mission mobilization, women in mission, the missionary call, etc.

Collections of Materials from Missions Conferences

AD2000 List of Conferences: Links to materials of over 40 conferences ranging from Celebrate Messiah 2000 to Urbana 1996. Many are descriptions with e-mail contacts, but several include conference reports and proceedings.

Belo '97: The focus of the Brazilian consultation was on the whole regional and track development for the Brazilian church in relation to their National AD2000 Initiatives and contributing to the Joshua Project 2000 vision of establishing a church among the least evangelized peoples by the year 2000.

Consultation on Dependency and Self-Reliance (1999): On November 19-20,1999 about fifty people gathered in Philadelphia for a consultation on dependency and self-reliance for mission-established institutions. This event was coordinated jointly by World Mission Associates (Glenn Schwartz) and the Eastern Regional Office of the US Center for World Mission under the direction of Mr. Fran Patt.

GCOWE 95: The purpose of GCOWE '95 (Seoul, Korea) was to encourage continued momentum building toward the fulfillment of the goal of a church for every people and the gospel for every people by the year 2000. Extensive conference materials are available online.

GCOWE 97: Following GCOWE '95, the purpose of GCOWE '97 (Pretoria, South Africa) was to encourage continued momentum building toward the fulfillment of the goal of a church for every people and the gospel for every people by the year 2000. Extensive conference materials are available online.

ICCM Conference Reports: The International Conference on Computing and Mission (ICCM) is an annual informal (NO ties allowed!) gathering of women and men who have a common interest in computers and mission. We share a vision of cooperation for effective use of technology bringing the Gospel to every nation. Available are conference reports, proceedings, and papers from the 4th (1994) to the 10th conference (1999).

Orlando Costas Consultation on Global Mission Papers (1996): Eight papers from this consultation focusing on modernization, the Church and the East Asian Experience. The papers generally focus on issues related to China.

Southeast Asia Joshua Project 2000 Consultation: Some 400 Christian leaders from Southeast Asia and beyond met in Singapore from 2nd to 5th March 1997 for a Joshua Project 2000 Consultation targeting the least evangelized peoples of Asia. The conference reports and papers are available online.

Academic and Individual Collections

ACU Mission Resources Pages: This collection, one of several, is made available by Abiline Christian University, includes several articles dealing with doctrinal issues, practical preparation, supporting national pastors, and so on.

Brazil 2010: Book describing a mission strategy used in Brazil (in Portuguese and English).

Brigada Research Papers: Some people have done research into the relationship between the Internet, the church, and evangelism; or related subjects. These papers are usually detailed in-depth doctoral material, and not light reading!

Bulletin for Contextual Theology: The Bulletin for Contextual Theology began as a bibliographic project in the School of Theology at the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, to gather and annotate a database of resources for contextual theology in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Joe Cannon online books on missions: The following books are made available on line in Adobe Acrobat format from Harding University: "The Heart of the Missionary" (78 pages) "Go For the Globe" (133 pages) "For Missionaries Only" (91 Pages).

Howard Culbertson Courses and Materials: Courses and links from this Professor of Mission at Southern Nazarene University.

Dictionary of African Christian Biography: New and growing online database of African Christians. This promises to be a significant resource for years to come, giving direct access to the stories of significant African Christians.

Glenn Schwartz Articles: Focus on dependency and self-reliance issues for the church in Africa.

ISOT Faculty Articles: A collection of faculty and student articles and monographs from the International School of Theology.

John Roxborogh Theology of Missions Materials: A collection of papers and bibliographieswere developed by John Roxborogh for teaching missiology at the Bible College of New Zealand.

Leadership University online papers on Evangelism and Missions: Collection of dozens of articles on missions and evangelism, with a focus on evangelism issues in the United States.

Missionary Biographies: Short biographies of the following missionaries: David Brainerd Cambridge Seven William Carey James Chalmers Jonathan Goforth George Grenfell Adoniram Judson David Livingstone Samuel Marsden Robert Moffat Henry Nott Mary Slessor C. T. Studd J. Hudson Tayr.

Moravian Missionaries: The Moravian missionary presence among the Inuit of Labrador: original documents, maps, pictures, studies, and a tutorial in the old German script, in which many of the Moravian documents are preserved. Pictured is Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760), the re-founder of the Moravians, who also gave his reluctant blessings to the first missionary journey to Labrador in 1752.

Scott Moreau: Numerous missions courses with supporting materials and slide shows as well as articles, documents, links to further resources and bibliographies available from his home page.

Wheaton College Missions Department Postings of Papers, Articles, and Presentations: Collection of selected articles and presentations available online dealing with a variety of issues related to mission.

Virtual Office of William Lane Craig: A series of articles dealing the historical Jesus from a conservative evangelical point of view.

 

 



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