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Crossing Boundaries

Crossing Boundaries

Sharing God's Good News through Mission  

by David W. Scott

Mission: Conversation, Credibility, Connection

Mission is often dismissed as an extraneous add-on or treated as simply another program among many. This book advocates for a new understanding of mission, one that connects it to the heart of what it means to live the Christian faith in its fullness as we experience and share the good news.

While many books discuss local mission, domestic mission, or international mission, this book lays out principles that apply to all three. Further, it draws on Wesleyan theology to do so, something overlooked by many other resources. The author concludes by examining the powerful ways in which God transforms us and deepens our faith as we engage in mission. Relevant and readable, this book will be an indispensable guide for those seeking to answer God's call to practice mission.

Mission is the practice of cultivating relationships across boundaries for the sake of fostering conversations in word and deed about the nature of God's good news. To understand the boundaries that need to be crossed, this book demonstrates how we all exist in particular situations that shape our understanding of God's good news and how to best share it. Readers will be led to think more deeply about their own contexts and others' contexts as well as learn practical steps about how to cultivate relationships that lead to conversations about good news across differences in context. The author includes reflection questions suitable for group study.

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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-945935-47-3
Publisher: GBHEM
Publication Date: 03/01/2019
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 9.0000 x 6.0000

David W. Scott, PhD, is the Director of Mission Theology for the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. In this role, he teaches missionaries and mission leaders from around the world. Prior to his current position, he taught religion and leadership at Ripon College in Ripon, WI. He is the author of Mission as Globalization: Methodists in Southeast Asia at the Turn of the Twentieth Century in addition to several scholarly articles on mission. He is the editor and main author for the popular blog UM & Global (

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