"Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't."
- John Piper
(Let the Nations be Glad!, Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic 2010)
The purpose of this guide is to help students to start their research in the area of Christian Missions and the different approaches to it. Like any other research guide, its aim is not to represent an exhaustive list of materials but to serve as a launching point for a more in depth study. Standard resources can be found under each category tab according to the student's interest and focus. The books are listed with their call number or e-book link, respectively. By clicking on a title you may obtain more information for each book.
What you will find under each tab:
Introductions to Missions and Missiology: In this category, you will find books that offer you a theological and historical overview of Missions and its theory.
History of Missions: Includes introductory books on the history of Missions as well as more specific monographs.
Cross Cultural Evangelism and Discipleship: Contains monographs on intercultural issues in evangelism and communication, discipleship in a cross cultural setting and cross cultural evangelism among particular people groups.
Missions and the Church: Focuses on the relationship between the local church and the missionary, as well as the church's role in Missions.
Missions and the SBC: Offers an overview of SBC's history and involvement in Missions.
Journals: In this category, you will be able to find journals on Missions and Missiology, both available in print and online.