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September 18th, 2013

Turning the Tables on Mission

Turning the Tables on Mission


Turning the Tables on Mission documents the experiences of contemporary missionaries from the global south coming to the UK. Their candid, personal accounts challenge many stereotypes and form a rich resource for collective learning as we seek to grow a shared identity as the people of God in what is an increasingly complex and diverse society.

‘Reverse mission is a hugely significant development that indigenous British Christians will be wise to welcome, interact with and learn from.’

Rev Dr Stuart Murray Williams, Founder of Urban Expression

‘Turning the Tables on Mission points to the increasing connections and shared identities between diasporic Christians in this country and British  indigenes’.’

Dr Joel Cabrita, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Cambridge

‘The personal narratives are not only inspiring and thought-provoking, but they are also a valuable resource for those of us who are seeking to understand and interpret the past, and to appreciate how migration and ‘reverse mission’ are reshaping churches in the present.’

Prof John Wolffe, Professor of Religious History, The Open University

‘I warmly recommend it to all who are interested in understanding the complexity of contemporary Christian mission and transcultural encounters.’

Dr Afe Adogame, The University of Edinburgh

‘This book is relevant to both scholars and practitioners who want to understand more about the reality of ‘reverse mission’.’

Claire Siddaway, Former Coordinator, Latin Partners

‘I welcome Reverend Olofinjana’s bringing together of experts and practitioners from south and north to reflect upon the Church’s mission and at one part of the body of Christ can learn from another.’

Bishop Dr Joe Aldred, Secretary, Minority Ethnic Christian Affairs, Churches Together in England

‘This book tells some of the stories of a God movement which is impacting the Church right across the UK.’

Steve Clifford, General Director, Evangelical Alliance

Rev Israel Oluwole Olofinjana is a Baptist minister who currently pastors Catford Community Church. He is the author of Reverse in ministry and missions: Africans in the Dark Continent of Europe and 20 Pentecostal Pioneers in Nigeria. He has recently established the Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World.

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