Book Series: EMS Dissertation Series

A Grounded Theory of Leadership and Followership in Multicultural Teams in SIL

EunSun Sunny Hong (EMS Press, 2017) There is a growing need to understand what effective multicultural leadership and followership look like in a faith-based, nonprofit, international organization where communication is mostly conducted through electronic means. Very little research has been done on this subject. The purpose of this grounded theory study is to understand and …

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COMIBAM 1984-2000: Historical Analysis of a Majority World Missionary Network

Julio Guarneri (EMS Press, 2017) This dissertation provides a historical analysis of the Cooperación Misionera Ibero Americana [Ibero American Missionary Cooperation] (COMIBAM). This historical analysis consists of COMIBAM’s first sixteen years (1984-2000). The purpose is to tell the story of this important network and its missionary advance and to provide the baseline for further research …

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Towards a Missiological Model for Worldview Transformation among Adherents to African Traditional Religion in Yorubaland

Kelvin Okey Onongha (EMS Press, 2017) Seventh-day Adventist missions in the western region of Nigeria are a century old, yet reversion to pre-Christian practices such as divination and sorcery are reported, especially during periods of personal crises. This study sought to understand the influence of the traditional worldview on the practices of divination and sorcery …

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Reshaping Evangelicalism’s Future Leaders: How Short Term Urban Service Experiences are Influencing the Theology, Social Change Strategy, Cultural Awareness, and Social Connections of a Group of Evangelical College Students

Rick Richardson (WCIU Press, 2013) Many evangelical college students are going on urban immersion experiences in order to serve the city, learn about justice and poverty, and grow in their connectedness to poor and ethnically diverse people. These trips cost less than international trips, present fewer language and culture barriers, and often are experienced as …

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Textbooks for African Bible Colleges

Thayer Allyn Salisbury (WCIU Press, 2013) This dissertation examines the effectiveness of using books that are primarily narrative as textbooks in African Bible colleges. The importance of narrative communication is frequently discussed in the literature. Narrative is considered an important tool in communicating the gospel in many situations. The research upon which this dissertation is …

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Conversion and Post-Conversion Experiences of Hindu-Background Believers with Applications to Local Church Ministry in Southern California

Asher Mathew (WCIU Press, 2013) The motivation for this study was to help Indian churches in Southern California be more effective in their evangelistic strategies and discipleship efforts in order to produce new converts who are growing in the Lord. The author investigated the conversion and post-conversion experiences of believers who were born and brought …

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A Model for Theologizing in Arab Muslim Contexts

Mark Harlan (WCIU Press, 2013) The need for this study arose from personal experience as to the inadequate, inappropriate, and ineffective nature of Western Christian theology in Arab Muslim contexts. Its aim is to explore the issues involved in enabling Western Christian theologians, theological educators, and expatriate workers, as well as Arab Christian and Muslim …

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