Disability in Mission: The Church’s Hidden Treasure outlines a radical change in approaches to missiology, missions, and praxis for the twenty-first-century global cultural context. It explores a pattern whereby God works powerfully in missions through disability and not in spite of it. No matter what our disability or vulnerability may be, God can use us; and if the body of Christ is supportive, people with disability can be effective agents of transformation in the mission field. Via a number of case studies of people with disabilities who are involved in missions, and with robust biblical and missiological justification, this book examines the role of those with disability in missions.
Includes a foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada
Introduction by Nathan G. John
1. Disability and Biblical Weakness by David C. Deuel
2. Moses, Messenger of Weakness by David C. Deuel
3. Kingdom Impact through Weakness and Disability by Bonnie Baker Armistead
4. Unformed yet Ordained by J. M. Paul
5. Called and Equipped through Paraplegia by Barry Funnell
6. Paul the Leper and Olive the Servant by David C. Deuel
7. Being a Mission Partner with Disability in Kenya by Paul Lindoewood
8. People with Disabilities on Short-Term Mission by Jeff McNair
9. Weak to Weaker: For Children with Disabilities across the Globe by Natalie Flickner
10. Deciding to Go on Mission with Disability by Justin Reimer
11. Mission Possible: The Role of Member Care in Mobilizing Workers with Disabilities by Deanna Richey
Conclusion: Disability and Mission: For His Glory by Nathan G. John
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