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September 28th, 2015

Partnership in Mission

Partnership In Mission

What is the Black Majority Church? How heterogeneous is the movement? What opportunities are there for partnership with the wider church?

These are just some of the questions this book seeks to address. Black Majority Churches have played a significant role in the history of the British church, encompassing a wide range of theologies, structures, missiologies, cultures and ethnicities. This heritage and rich diversity mean they have an essential contribution to make to the church’s future mission in Britain.

This book challenges us to rethink our missiology in light of Britain’s fast-changing social landscape. How can Black Majority Churches and other groups partner to effect institutional change in our culturally and ethnically diverse society? Israel Olofinjana offers case studies of partnerships in action and explores practical methods for how we can come together to respond to the needs and opportunities we see, overcoming challenges and finding common ground.

Review

“This book matters for those who share Israel’s conviction that multicultural churches are a manifestation of God’s kingdom on earth as a sign of a new humanity. It gives us stories of hope that this is happening even now.” Dr Lucy Peppiatt, Principal, Westminster Theological Centre

“I warmly commend this book… It offers a very helpful and readable overview… and will be valuable to all Christian leaders as we sense God’s call to actively embrace diversity.” Dr Lynn Green, General Director, Baptist Union of Great Britain

“Timely and much-needed contribution to the British ecumenical landscape.” Rev Dr Michael N Jagessar

“Israel Olofinjana has a vision for a British church enriched by multicultural relations for the glory of God.” Dr Emma Wild-Wood, Executive Director, Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide

“This book may help us to view diversity differently; as an expression of God who comes to us in the persons of Father, Son and Holy Spirit and has created a Church in God’s image that is also diverse by nature.” Bishop Dr Joe Aldred, Pentecostal and Multicultural Relations, Churches Together in England

About the Author

Rev Israel Oluwole Olofinjana is the pastor of Woolwich Central Baptist Church, a Black Majority multicultural, multi-ethnic intergenerational church. He has written several books on reverse mission and is the director of the Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World.

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