Mission from the Cross - Lay Edition
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” Luke 10:2 (ESV®) Whether you go on mission trips or support them through prayer or funds, this book offers a great understanding of your involvement in the mission field. Through this reader-friendly edition, discover the basic theology that underlies mission and connects you to this vital activity of proclaiming the Gospel.
• A straightforward, conversational overview of mission.
• Thoughtful questions offer the opportunity for group discussion as you plan or pray for a mission trip.
• A theological understanding of mission, without the seminary degree.
The mission field is all around you—down the street and across the world. We are called to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19 ESV®) and to not be ashamed of the Gospel (Romans 1:16 ESV®), so how do you live that out?
Mission from the Cross is a valuable resource as it helps you understand how God blesses His children through your service in His kingdom. This resource explores the Lutheran theology of mission through a contemporary lens and focuses on how it is accomplished through God’s grace. Mission from the Cross also dives into crucial topics such as culture, communication styles, language, and strategy.
From the Foreword
The author of this book exemplifies the global reach of the Christian faith. Dr Schulz is a German, a South African, an experienced African missionary, who currently teaches pastors and missionaries in the United States. He has written a book that is both informative and inspiring, one that brings all Christians, including us laypeople, into the missionary enterprise.
—Dr. Gene Edward Veith
If The Spirituality of the Cross by Dr. Veith has enriched your faith, Mission from the Cross: Lay Reader's Edition by Dr. Schulz will do the same.
This book will provide a contemporary look at mission, including crucial topics such as cultural anthropology, communication styles and linguistics, strategic and ecumenical issues, and much more related to what mission is and how mission is accomplished. The lay reader edition is more user-friendly and readable than its academic counterpart.
Author Klaus Detlev Schulz, chairman of the Department of Pastoral Ministry and Missions at Concordia Theological Seminary, gathers into one place the history, terminology, guiding principles, goals, key topics, ethics, and so much more related to mission. He interacts with key players in the modern mission scene and offers a readable analysis of past efforts and current initiatives in the Christian community. He encourages readers to realize that mission is not simply going to a foreign country but occurs in numerous ways in our immediate daily situations.
Explores a worldwide Scope of mission literature
Focuses on theory and practice
References to Greek, Latin and German words
Perfect for leader to use in a group study session
Lay Reader Edition
Follows English-language sources
Offers an overview of basic mission theology
Limits foreign-language for the benefit of readability
Discussion questions at the end of each chapter
About the Author
Dr. Schulz joined the CTS faculty in the fall of 1998. He currently serves as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pastoral Ministry and Missions. From 1994–1998, Dr. Schulz was a missionary in Serowe, Botswana, for the Lutheran Church Mission of the S.E.L.K. (Independent Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Germany). He also served as a guest lecturer at CTS during the fall quarter in 1997.
In 1984, Dr. Schulz earned his BA degree at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. In 1988, he successfully completed his MDiv studies at the Lutherische Theologische Hochschule in Oberursel, Germany. In 1990, he earned his STM degree at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. He then served in the S.E.L.K. as vicar in Heidelberg, Germany, from 1990–1992. In 1994, he concluded his studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis by earning a Th.D. in Systematics. Dr. Schulz is presently the Chairman of the Pastoral Ministry and Missions Department at CTS. He is also the supervisor of the Ph.D. in Missiology program and Dean of the Graduate School.
Dr. Schulz and his wife Cornelia are the parents of two children, Julia and Sophie.