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Mission Rediscovered: Transforming Disciples

A Commentary on the Arusha Call to Discipleship
Kenneth R. Ross

This book offers a commentary on the Arusha Call to Discipleship, unpacking the meaning of its 12-part summons. It provides an up-to-date theological and missiological view on a major ecumenical mission document with a personal reflection on the state of the world desperately in need of change and transformation. It intends to be a key resource for discovering what it means to become what Pope Francis described as "missionary disciples". Primarily meant for individuals and study groups in churches, mission agencies and theological institutions, it is a useful tool for anyone interested in the ecumenical mission movement and World Christianity.

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Specs: 139 pages; 6″ x 9″ paper; perfect; 4-colour cover
ISBN 978-2-88931-369-3
Shelving/Topics: Religion/Mission
Rights: World, all languages
 
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How do we follow Jesus today?

Who in the context of today’s world is not aware of the need for transformation? Whether our analysis is political, economic, ecological or personal, we know that what is needed is not any gentle amelioration but rather something that is a game-changer. Might it be time to hear again Jesus’ call to discipleship: “Come, follow me”?
 
Such a rediscovery of discipleship lay at the heart of the World Council of Churches Conference on World Mission and Evangelism, held at Arusha, Tanzania, in March 2018. The Conference issued the Arusha Call to Discipleship, a seminal and fascinating text for understanding the meaning of mission in today’s world.
 
This book offers a commentary on the Arusha Call to Discipleship, unpacking the meaning of its 12-part summons to discipleship. The author’s perspective provides a profound and up-to-date theological and missiological view on a major ecumenical mission document in the 2010s with a personal reflection on the state of the world desperately in need for change and transformation.
 
The book intends to be a key resource for discovering what it means to become “missionary disciples” (Pope Francis). Primarily meant for individuals and study groups in churches, mission agencies and theological institutions, it is a useful tool for anyone interested in ecumenical mission movement and World Christianity. It is also a companion volume of  “Moving in Spirit: Report of the World Council of Churches Conference on World Mission and Evangelism” and “Called to Transforming Discipleship: Devotions from the World Council of Churches Conference on World Mission and Evangelism” (WCC Publications, 2019).
 
Kenneth R. Ross, a minister of the Church of Scotland, is a theological educator working mainly in Africa from a base at Zomba Theological College in Malawi. Since 2012 he has been an adviser to the World Council of Churches Commission on World Mission and Evangelism and co-moderated the Harvesting Group at the 2018 Arusha World Mission Conference.