Missions and Christian education exist as isolated academic and ministerial siloes. In this article, a mutually-supportive perspective – an interactive dance – is presented as an analogy of the inherent connectedness of Missions and Christian education. This interactive dance is illustrated here through personal experiences and published resources, and throughout this Issue in divergent and profound ways.
Compiled by Rick Yount, with Input from “Special Focus” Authors New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Allen, Roland. (1997). The spontaneous expansion of the church. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock. (Original work published 1927)
Allen, Roland. (2011). Missionary methods: St. Paul’s or ours? [Kindle Version]. Retrieved from (Original book published 1912)
Fiedler, Klaus. (1999). Christianity and African culture: Conservative German Protestant missionaries in Tanzania 1900–1940. Zomba, Malawi: Kachere.
Garrison, David. (1999). Church planting movements: How God is redeeming a lost world. Nashville, TN: International Mission Board, SBC.
Garrison, David. (2004). Church planting movements. Midlothian, VA: WIGTake.
Hesselgrave, David J. (1991). Communicating Christ cross-culturally: An introduction to missionary communication (2nd ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
Hiebert, Paul G. (1985). Anthropological insights for missionaries. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.
Lederleitner, M. T. (2010). Cross-cultural partnerships: Navigating the complexities of money and mission. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press.
Light, Vernon E. (2012). Transforming the church in Africa: A new contextually relevant discipleship model. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.
Lingenfelter, Sherwood G., & Mayers, Marvin K. (2003). Ministering crossculturally: An incarnational model for personal relationships. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.
Moreau, S. (2012). Contextualization in world missions. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel.
Morris, Wayne. (2008). Theology without words: Theology in the Deaf community. London, UK: Ashgate Publishing.
Steffen, Tom A. (2007). Reconnecting God’s story to ministry: Cross-cultural storytelling at home and abroad. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
Terry, J. O. (2009). Basic Bible storying: Preparing and presenting Bible stories for evangelism, discipleship, training, and ministry. Fort Worth, TX: Church Starting Network.
Wendland, Ernst, & Hachibamba, Salimo. (2007). Galu wamkota: Missiological reflections from South- Central Africa. Zomba, Malawi: Kachere.
Wilson, Amy, & Kakiri, Nik. (2011). Best practices for collaborating with Deaf communities in developing countries. In Gaurav Mathur and Donna Jo Napoli (Eds.), Deaf around the world: The impact of language (pp. 271–286). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Woodward, James. (1982). How you gonna get to heaven if you can’t talk with Jesus: On depathologizing deafness. Silver Springs, MD: T.J. Publishers.
Yount, William R. (1996). Created to learn: A Christian teacher’s introduction to educational psychology. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman.
Yount, William R. (1999). Called to teach. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman.
Yount, William R., & Barnett, Mike. (2007). Called to reach. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman.
Slack, Jim. (2010). Practices in orality: The existence, identification, and engagement of a people’s worldview. In S. Chiang, S. Evans, R. Gillchrest, M. Lawson, L. Fortunak Nichols, J. White (Eds.), Orality breakouts: Using heart language to transform hearts (pp. 73–80). Hong Kong: International Orality Network, Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, Korea.
Steibel, S. (2010). Christian education and spiritual formation: One and the same? Christian Education Journal, 7(2), 340–355.
Stringer, Stephen. (2010). From storytelling to church. In S. Chiang, S. Evans, R. Gillchrest, M. Lawson, L. Fortunak Nichols, J. White (Eds.), Orality breakouts: Using heart language to transform hearts (pp. 67–72). Hong Kong: International Orality Network, Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, Korea.
Central Intelligence Agency. (2016). The world factbook: Malawi. Retrieved from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mi.html
Selected Decentralized Theological Education Materials Booth, S. M. (1999). Decentralized theological education: Old Testament 1. Richmond, VA: International Mission Board.
Booth, S. (2001). Decentralized theological education: New Testament 1. Richmond, VA: International Mission Board.
Capps, R. (1999). Decentralized theological education: New Testament 2. Richmond, VA: International Mission Board.
DTE Curriculum Development Team. (1999). Decentralized theological education: Facilitator’s manual. Richmond, VA: International Mission Board.
Hunter, S. T. (2002). Decentralized theological education: Pastoral leadership 1. Richmond, VA: International Mission Board.
International Mission Board. (2000). Decentralized theological education: A training program for European Christians [Brochure]. Richmond, VA: International Mission Board.
Jordan, E. L. (2000). Biblical hermeneutics: How to interpret the Bible in interactive study. Richmond, VA: International Mission Board.
Pearce, P. (2014). Christian doctrine 1: The doctrines of revelation, God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Richmond, VA: International Mission Board.
NAPCE professors who use these texts then reviewed the 14 most popular texts, listed below in rank order. I trust this information will prove helpful to you as you survey NAPCE textbook usage by popularity among our members.
Created to learn: A Christian teacher’s introduction to educational psychology.
By William R. Yount. Nashville, TN: Broadman and Holman. 1996. 394
Review by Norma S. Hedin, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort
Creative Bible teaching. By Lawrence O. Richards and Gary Bredfeldt.
Chicago:Moody. 1998. 350 pp. $29.99. paper
Review by Holly Catterton Allen, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR
Teaching for spiritual growth. By Perry Downs. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
1994. 224 pp. $22.99.
Review by Bill Higley, Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA
Creative teaching methods. By Marlene D. LeFever. Colorado Springs, CO:
David C. Cook Publications. 1996. 305 pp. $19.99. paper.
Review by Alvin W. Kuest, Great Lakes Christian College, Lansing, MI
The teaching ministry of the church: Integrating biblical truth with contemporary
application. Edited by Daryl Eldridge. Nashville, TN: Broadman and
Holman.1995. 326 pp. $34.99.
Review by Margaret P. Lawson, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,
Fort Worth, TX
Teaching for reconciliation: Foundations and practice of Christian educational
ministry (rev. ed.). By Ronald Habermas. Eugene, OR:Wipf & Stock Publishers.
2001. 384 pp. $29.60. paper. [1st ed. co-authored with Klaus
Issler, Baker, 1992]
Review by Jason Lanker, adjunct, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
Teaching to change lives: Seven proven ways to make your teaching come alive.
By Howard Hendricks. Sisters, OR:Multnomah Publishers. 1987. 152pp.
Review by Jennifer Perkins, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort
Learning styles. By Marlene D. LeFever. Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook
Publishing. 1995/2002. 255 pp. $13.59. paper.
Review by Gary Wozniak, Crown College, St. Bonifacius, MN
Teaching for results (rev. ed.). By Findley B. Edge. [d. 2002]. Nashville, TN:
Broadman & Holman. 1956/1995. 237 pp. $24.99. paper.
Review by Martha S. Bergen, Hannibal-LaGrange College, Hannibal, MO
The courage to teach. By Parker Palmer. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 1998.
198 pp. $24.95.
Review by Eleanor Daniel, Emmanuel School of Religion, Johnson City, TN
Nurture that is Christian: Developmental perspectives on Christian education.
Edited by James C. Wilhoit and John M. Dettoni. Grand Rapids, MI:
Baker Books. 1995. 278pp. $23.99. paper.
Review by Margaret F.Williamson, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary,
Renovation of the heart. By Dallas Willard. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress.
2002. 296 pp. $24.99.
Review by Don Ashley,Wayland Baptist University, Anchorage Alaska campus
Understanding teaching: Effective biblical teaching for the 21st century. By Greg
Carlson. Wheaton, IL: Evangelical Training Association. 2001. 96 pp.
Review by Richard Ramsey, Grace University, Omaha NE