Taiwan Mission Quarterly


Models of Evangelism

Volume 12 Number 2 (Winter 2003)


In This Issue

Change has always been with us; life is anything but static. What is of importance to all heralds of the gospel is how well we respond, as opposed to react, to the social and political changes that are going on around us everyday. Nowhere is that response more important than in what we do about the Great Commission. I use the word what deliberately because the commission given by Jesus to the Church is primarily concerned with what we do and not how we do it. There is however, as any fisherman will tell you, more to fishing than just fishing. Different fish for example require different bait and different equipment and in some cases different seasons. In the media culture of the twenty-first century they speak of being 'w' cubed by which they mean, whenever, wherever, whatever it takes. How about us, why for example in a 365-24-7 world are so many of our churches 1-1-52 (1 hour, 1 day a week 52 weeks of the year). Why do so many churches adopt a 'Here I stand' (maintenance) approach to their Christian mission instead of a 'There we go' (pioneering) approach. In this edition of TMQ we look at what we hope will be inspiring different ways of how different missionaries are doing the what of Matthew 28:19. 

Table of Content

Models of Evangelism

  • A Body of Change by Tony Foley

  • It's Not Like It Used to Be by Tim Watson

  • How to Get Rid of Idols by Chiu Chui-ji

  • What Does Sport Have to Do with Missions? by Alex Tan

  • Why Have a Family Emphasis? by Kav Chandler

  • Music and the Message by Sara Beth Norman and Amanda Taylor



  • Build It and They Will Come by Michelle Collin

  • Morrison Homecoming 2002 by Becky Courson

  • Funding Indigenous Missions by Roger Lang

  • Music from Heaven by Joyce Yang

  • The Challenge Of language's Interview with Ruh-Shan Jin by Nancy Toombs



Regular Features

  • Missionary Profile: Tho Heiskanen's Story by Les and Thelma Barnard

  • Women in Ministry: The Fruit of Medical Ministry by Ruth Dai Yu-jen

  • MK Issues: Commitment by Matthew Neigh

  • Window on the Church: Thai Workers in Taiwan Need the Gospel by Immanuel Scharrer

  • Missionary Glimpses: Taking Time Out by Leslie Barnard

  • Language Learning Corner: Watch This Circle! by Martin Symonds

  • Computers in Ministry: What's Up, Mac? by Barry Owen

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