Developing a Strategy for Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Cultural Introduction

Baker Academic, 2013
ISBN: 9780801039539


In Developing a Strategy for Missions, two missionary scholars offer readers an up-to-date discussion of missionary strategy. The authors focus on the biblical, missiological, historical, cultural, and practical issues that inform and guide the development of an effective missions strategy. The book includes tables, diagrams, box inserts, sidebars, chapter summaries, discussion questions, and a list of key terms. Students of global or domestic mission work and mission practitioners will value this new resource.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Explores new strategies developed by experienced missionaries
  • Guides development of a personal missions approach
  • Includes helpful discussion questions for group study


  • Strategy Defined
  • The Crafting of Mission Strategy
  • Contemporary Objections to Missionary Strategy
  • Strategic Planning in Biblical Perspective
  • Missiological Principles for Strategy Development
  • The Apostle Paul's Missionary Strategy
  • Missions Strategy in the Early Church
  • Roman Catholic Strategy
  • Pioneer Protestant Strategies
  • Faith Missions Strategy
  • Mission Strategies on the American Frontier
  • The Indigenous Mission Strategy
  • The Church Growth Movement
  • Frontier Strategies
  • Contextualization Strategies
  • Understanding Cultural Research
  • Developing a People-Group Profile
  • Developing a Communication Strategy
  • Discerning Receptivity
  • Discerning Need
  • Visioning for the Future
  • Forming a Team
  • Assessing the Resources
  • Setting Goals
  • Choosing Appropriate Methods
  • Execution
  • Evaluation

Product Details

About the Authors

John Mark Terry earned his PhD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently professor of missions at Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary in Malaysia and has served as a missionary.

J.D. Payne earned his PhD from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is pastor of church multiplication at the Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama, and has served as a missionary.


What other people are saying about Developing a Strategy for Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Cultural Introduction.