The Facilitator Era

Beyond Pioneer Church Multiplication

By Tom Steffen

Foreword by Sherwood G. Lingenfelter

The Facilitator Era

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  • Pages: 418
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2011
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The Facilitator Era

Beyond Pioneer Church Multiplication

By Tom Steffen

Foreword by Sherwood G. Lingenfelter

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781608995370
  • Pages: 418
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2011
  • Retail Price: $48.00
Web Price: $38.40
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781608995370
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2011
  • Retail Price: $48.00
Web Price: $38.40
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About-

Some time ago, Ralph Winter brilliantly identified three eras of modern missions: Era 1: William Carey focused on the coastlands; Era 2: Hudson Taylor focused on the inlands; Era 3: Donald McGavran and Cameron Townsend focused on unreached peoples. With all the fast and furious changes swirling around us today in twenty-first century missions, have we entered a Fourth Era? If so, who are the people primarily involved? How are they selected? How are they trained? How long do they serve? Has the Third Era ministry focus--reaching the unreached--changed? If so, to what? Are there any successful case studies out there? Have McGavran and Townsend passed the baton to a new leader(s)? If so, to whom? This book seeks to answer these and related questions.

Contributors include:

Dr. Ben Beckner 

Dr. Monroe Brewer

Dr. Don Finley

Mike Griffis

Dr. Gary Hipp, MD

Jerry Hogshead

Kaikou Maisu 

Judy Manna
 
Kenn Oke 

Dr. A. Sue Russell

Dr. Robert Strauss 

Peter Swann 

Bryan Thomas

Diane Thomas 

Dr. Mike Wilson

Dr. Sherwood G. Lingenfelter

Endorsements & Reviews-

"The Facilitator Era marks a quantum leap forward in strategic thinking and practice of mission. With an eye to planting and multiplying churches among every people, Steffen combines a readable narrative with case studies from around the globe. He examines the promise and pitfalls of current developments pointing the way forward with uncommon wisdom. If you don't want to be left behind as the church moves into the next era of global mission, read The Facilitator Era."
--Craig Ott
Associate Professor of Mission and Intercultural Studies
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

"Once again Dr. Tom Steffen has provided a 'leading edge' study of missions strategies and practices. I remember my conversation with Tom a few years ago about this very subject. How has the role of the missionary changed from one who 'passes the baton' to one whom never really picks it up? The Facilitator Era answers the question. Steffen's teaching fable connects powerfully with today's learner. I like his chalkboard illustrations. Students will love this book. Missions thinkers and practitioners will celebrate the scope and depth of Steffen's sources. The global tour of recent, relevant case studies is unprecedented. This is truly a groundbreaking work in missions theory and praxis. The students in my 'Facilitating Church Planting Movements' class will be the beneficiaries! So, after reading The Facilitator Era, why would I still teach pioneer church planting movements? Read the book!
--Mike Barnett
Associate Dean, College of Intercultural Studies
Columbia International University

"This is a must-read for North Americans who frequently enter other parts of the world with the best intentions but may be blind of their own cultural assumptions."
-- Birgit Herppich, as reviewed in Missiology

Contributors-

Tom Steffen
Sherwood G. Lingenfelter

Bio(s)-

Dr. Tom Steffen served twenty years with New Tribes Mission, fifteen in the Philippines. He is emeritus professor of Intercultural Studies in the Cook School of Intercultural Studies at Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

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