The Maturing Church


For a church to be considered mature an integrated approach between contextualization, discipleship and mission is required. Globally, the church is facing multiple challenges both rom within and from without. Despite the challenges, however, churches in the Majority World continue to grow rapidly. But is this growth in numbers accompanied by spiritual depth? And is this growth built upon biblical and theological foundations, so that the church can play its transforming role in the world?

In this book, Dr Ermias Mamo makes the case for an integrated approach, guiding the reader through the topics of discipleship, mission and contextualization, for which he uses his home country of Ethiopia as a working example. Dr Mamo closes with strategies for effective contextualized discipleship and the impact such an approach will have on the future of the church. This is a resource that will benefit all who wish to be part of a church that seeks to shape its theological learning, institutional structure and core values around their identity in Christ and God-given mission.

About the Author

ERIMAS G. MAMO holds a PhD in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, USA, and serves as Chaplain and Lecturer in Mission at Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has been involved in various ministries in the Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church. Emias, born and raised in southern Ethiopia, is married and has four children, Ephrem, Metasebia, Nathan, and Amen.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783683659

Category: Global Missions

Region: Africa

Publishing Date: 2017-12-31

Number of pages: 196


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