Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Methodism in Southern Africa.

Dear friends,

The time has arrived! Dr. Dion Forster and I have been working on a book about Methodist mission. The title of the book is Methodism in Southern Africa: A celebration of Wesleyan mission. Contributors to this book include Rev. Dr. Stanley Mogoba, Rev. Dr. Gavin Taylor, Rev. K.K. Ketshabile, Prof. Joan Milllard-Jackson, Rev. Gcobani Vika, Rev. Dr. Sol Jacob, Rev. Peter Grassow, Rev. Kevin Light, Rev. Dr. Dion Forster and myself.

This book explores different forms of mission that have found expression in Southern African Methodism and we hope that it will contribute towards our continuous search to be effective agents of the Good News. It is an "easy read" book, and so, is accessible to lay and clergy alike.

I include a link to the order form which can be used to order copies from Upper Room Ministries. The official launch of this book will take place at Synod 2008, but you will most likely be able to get your own copy before then by using this form. All proceeds of this project will be going to EMMU (Ministerial Students Fund), so the more copies we sell, the more work can be done in assisting our ministers in training. Please note that whether you order 1 copy or 50, the postage remains the same.

To download the order form, click here.

1 comment:

digitaldion (Dion Forster) said...

Hey Wes!

What a great day this is! I am so pleased with how well the book has turned out. We have a great deal to be proud of.

Do you remember our first 'official' meeting about this book up at Woodlands Mall (was that right!?)?

Now it has come to fruition! As I read through the pages doing the last edit I was blown away by the depth, quality, and value of each of the chapters.

Our Church is blessed with great thinkers, great writers, and a great mission history (both past and future)!

Well done my friend! We have many joint projects together in our future.

I hope all is well with you, Nats, Mat and little Nathan.

You are in our prayers for Monday!

Love from God's own country,