Book Series: EMS Dissertation Series

A Grounded Theory of Behavior Transformation among Filipino Christian Women

Kimberly Fennessey Snider (WCIU Press, 2012) This study proposes a substantive theory about the transformation process: conversion initiates a process wherein Filipinas come to understand the Bible as the standard of truth; subsequently, they become conscious that their behavior needs to mirror this standard. This understanding, added to empowering elements and catalysts, and conveyed by …

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Filipino Kingdom Workers: An Ethnographic Study in Diaspora Missiology

Sadiri Emmanuel Santiago B. Tira (WCIU Press, 2012) Mass migration is an undeniable force in the world today as over 192 million people transverse the globe in unprecedented diaspora. These migrants are affecting change wherever they go as they intermingle with locals and other migrants. In recent years missiologists recognized the immense potential that Christians …

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Finishing Well: Encouraging Pastors to Persevere under Persecution

Kurt Nelson (WCIU Press, 2011) What are the factors that cause pastors to give up their calling and what can be done to mitigate those factors? What can the North American Church do to encourage pastors to remain faithful to their calling to serve and lead local churches? Ultimately the purpose of this qualitative study …

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God First-Go Forward: The Impact of the South Africa General Mission/Africa Evangelical Fellowship on the Africa Evangelical Church, 1962-1994

Thomas Kopp (WCIU Press, 2011) This study examines archival materials, pertinent literary sources, and fifteen interviews in order to understand the impact on the Africa Evangelical Church (AEC) by its founding body, the South Africa General Mission/Africa Evangelical Fellowship (AEF). It also explores the possible contributions that both the Mission and the Church could make …

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The Use of Business in Missions in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Mark L. Russell (WCIU Press, 2011) Business as mission (BAM) is an emerging term and a developing concept. There has been much fascination in both mission and business circles with the concept of strategically using business to accomplish missional purposes. Conferences and consultations have been held around the world. Though the term BAM is ubiquitous …

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A Theological Analysis of the Insider Movement Paradigm from Four Perspectives: Theology of Religions, Revelation, Soteriology and Ecclesiology

Doug Coleman (WCIU Press, 2011) Combining elements of the missiological concepts of people movements and high-level contextualization, the Insider Movement paradigm (IMP) proposes that biblical faith in Jesus can potentially be lived out within any religious culture. Therefore faith in Jesus does not require severing ties with one’s pre-faith religious community. This claim represents a …

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