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"Payne offers a taste of a theology of mission that serves the church and beginners very well." --Themelios
God's mission is on every page of Scripture
In Theology of Mission: A Concise Biblical Theology, J. D. Payne traces the theme of mission throughout Scripture. The Bible is a story of God's mission. God takes initiative to dwell with humanity. He desires to be known. To this end, he sends and is sent. Through Christ, God redeems sinful humans and recreates the cosmos. And he has invited his people to join in this mission.
Payne shows that God's mission is on every page of the Bible and is foundational to the church's own existence. With reflection questions following concise chapters, all readers can consider their place in God's work.
About the Author
J. D. Payne is professor of Christian ministry at Samford University and author of several books, including Apostolic Church Planting: Birthing New Churches from New Believers and Developing a Strategy for Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Cultural Introduction. He has previously served as a missionary, pastor of church multiplication, and associate professor of church planting and evangelism.