Developed with Langham Partnership, this book challenges Bible colleges to overcome the sacred-secular divide at macro- and micro-curricular levels, with inspiring and realistic examples. It’s a powerful must-read for those committed to preparing future church leaders.
The sacred-secular divide permeates our churches, our seminaries, and our lives. By perpetuating the false belief that there are some areas of life that are not important to God, some callings that are second-class, and some spheres of society that are not worth engaging, the sacred-secular divide diminishes our understanding of God, discipleship, missiology, and the gospel itself.
Seeking to liberate the global church from the power of this dichotomy, Whole-Life Mission for the Whole Church provides theological educators with the tools they need to combat the sacred-secular divide right where it is so often generated: the classroom.
Filled with contributions from practitioners around the world, this book contains a wealth of insight into both the nature of the problem and the possibilities for its solution. The approaches suggested here are biblically rooted, contextually appropriate, and experientially tested, offering an excellent resource for educators desiring to transform their institutional cultures, curriculums, and classrooms into environments that envision, empower, and liberate the whole church for its role in the mission of God.
About the editors
Mark Greene is Mission Champion at LICC, having served as Executive Director for 21 years. A pioneer for everyday mission and discipleship, Mark has written and spoken widely in the cause of empowering all of God’s people for dynamic, fruitful relationship with Christ in all of life.
Ian Shaw is CEO of Opal Trust, a Christian ministry which serves churches in the majority world through resourcing them with Bibles, evangelical books, and literature. He has spent over twenty years in leadership positions in theological education, including as Provost of Union School of Theology, Bridgend, Wales, and Associate International Director of Langham Scholars.