1st Edition

The Practice of Mission in Global Methodism Emerging Trends From Everywhere to Everywhere

Edited By David W. Scott, Darryl W. Stephens Copyright 2021
    290 Pages
    by Routledge

    290 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book brings together Methodist scholars and reflective practitioners from around the world to consider how emerging practices of mission and evangelism shape contemporary theologies of mission.

    Engaging contemporary issues including migration, nationalism, climate change, postcolonial contexts, and the growth of the Methodist church in the Global South, this book examines multiple forms of mission, including evangelism, education, health, and ministries of compassion. A global group of contributors discusses mission as no longer primarily a Western activity but an enterprise of the entire church throughout the world.

    This volume will be of interest to researchers studying missiology, evangelism, global Christianity, and Methodism and to students of Methodism and mission.

    Foreword by Dana L. Robert


    David W. Scott and Darryl W. Stephens

    Part I: Cultivating global relationships

    1 The challenge of intercultural theology for Methodist theology in a global context

    Hendrik R. Pieterse

    2 Decolonizing Methodist mission partnerships

    Taylor Walters Denyer

    3 The economics of international mission

    David W. Scott

    Part II: Practicing contextual engagement

    4 An Oceanic view of Methodist mission

    Carmen C. Manalac-Scheuerman and Akanisi Tarabe

    5 Interpreting Korean Bible women from a terracultural model of mission

    K. Kale Yu

    6 Creating a postcolonial future for United Methodist mission in Africa

    Nelson Kalombo Ngoy

    7 The impact of public health and education on mission in Southern Africa

    Stephen J. H. Hendricks

    8 Sororidad de Gracia as mission by, with, and for women in Latin America

    Andrea Reily Rocha Soares

    9 Diaspora missiology with anglophone Caribbean immigrants in the United States

    Sheryl Marks-Williams

    10 Healing a fractured salvation in North America

    Mark R. Teasdale

    Part III: Educating for missional formation

    11 Divergent theologies of mission within United Methodism

    Darryl W. Stephens

    12 Dismantling structural eco-recklessness through zero-emission mission

    Jenny Phillips

    13 Empowering women in Africa through mission education

    Elmira Sellu, Flory Atieno, Sara Jalloh, Jaka Joice, Rose Musooko, and Evelyn Ann Ouma

    14 Fresh expressions of Methodist theological education

    Jeffrey A. Conklin-Miller

    15 A Wesleyan spirit of mission among Muslims

    Sam Kim

    Part IV: Discerning the future of mission together

    16 A mission of hope and peace amid suffering

    Mande Muyombo

    17 Finding the future of Methodist world mission in lay migrant initiatives

    Stephen Skuce

    18 Turning mission upside down

    Joy Eva Bohol

    19 Methodist mission in an era of world Christianity

    David W. Scott


    David W. Scott is a mission theologian for the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church and a Visiting Researcher at the Center for Global Christianity & Mission at Boston University, USA.

    Darryl W. Stephens is Director of United Methodist Studies and Director of the Pennsylvania Academy of Ministry at Lancaster Theological Seminary, USA and is an ordained deacon in The United Methodist Church.