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Tradecraft For The Church On Mission: Larry E. McCrary, Crider, Stephens and Calfee, Urban Loft Publishers, 2013, ISBN 978-1479300914. "The Great Commission was given to the Church, and the Church (local churches) bears the responsibility for it. Parachurch ministries are an incredible gift to the Church, but only when they come alongside them as they are meant to do." Pg. 17.

This is the most important book on Missionology for anyone doing or planning to do mission trips and be effective and productive at it. If you don't get any other book in this resource list, get this one and learn the basics of good mission work.

Resources and Training for the Church on Mission

Preach and Heal: A Biblical Model for Missions: Charles Fielding, M.D., International ,Mission Board, 2008, ISBN 978-0-9767645-6-4. "Can you imagine what would happen if we started mixing doctoring and church planting together? In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus sent His disciples to preach the kingdom of God and heal the sick. Jesus preached both. Preach and Heal explores the ideology and practical ways for balanced ministry so that you can effectively reach the lost." Backcover.

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor... and Yourself; Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, Moody Publishers, 2009, 2012, ISBN 978-0-8024-0998-0. "Unleashing and equipping people to effectively help the poor requires repentance and the realization of our own brokenness. When Helping Hurts articulates a biblically based frame work concerning the root causes of poverty and its alleviation." Backcover.

T4T: A Discipleship ReRevolution, Steve Smith with Yang Kai,


Where There Is No Doctor, David Werner, Hesperian Foundation, 1992, 1996,

ISBN 0-942364-15-5. This has been our source for our Community Health Care Worker training.  The material is available for free downloads at their site.

Donde No Hay Doctor, David Werner, Hesperian Foundation, 1992, 1996,

ISBN 0-942364-01-5.

The 3D Gospel: Ministry in Guilt, Shame, and Fear Cultures, Jayson Georges, Time Press, 2016, ISBN 978-0692338018. This short book left me in awe. Now I understand how to use the whole Gospel, not just the parts that my culture finds relevant, to reach other cultures. Even those that have moved to the US bring their culture and their understanding of what is most important in their lives. If we want to reach them with the gospel we need to understand their thinking and this book will help you understand their needs which can be vastly different then ours.