Chapter 1: The World Is Not Ours to Save
1. Tyler begins the book by listing Christian involvement in a myriad of world-improving
causes. Where do you see Christians doing good in todays culture? In todays culture, there
has been an increase of Christian
Week #10 individual assignment
Are we truly beginning with Christ, his call and his kingdom, rather than reacting to the manifold problems
that plague our world? What does in mean, in practical terms, to expose the victory of God rather than to
seek to wi
In the "Afterward" in Hale's book, what is the author - and the Lord - saying
particularly to you (personal application)?
The book answers with a summary of the mission life - which is inclusion in the
multicultural richness of the
1. What is the difference between trying to save the world and living in light of the worldsaving work of christ? Trying to save the world through battling and making war is trying
to save the world, whereas seeking the kingdom of God and and living in th
1. Define missionary attrition. Missionary is when a missionary leaves the field before
his term or planned amount of service, because they do not feel like they can survive in
the field any longer.
2. What were your thoughts about the causes of missionar
Question #1: How should the presence of AIDS in much of the world affect missionary
attitude and behavior?
The presence of AIDS in much of the world is an issue primarily for those inflicted by the
disease, but also has been a hard concept to swallow for
Week #13 Group Assignment
(Depending on where they go)
According to the What Can Go Wrong on a Mission? reading, missionaries would have to get
used to having unreliable resources, living with the threat of potential violence at any time with
a constant m
1. Why does Tyler use Coventry Cathedral to frame a chapter about peace with God? How could you
apply any of the lessons from Coventry in your own context?
Tyler used Coventry Cathedral to frame a chapter about peace with God because
They probably will visit Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Indonesia, India,
Nepal, Pakistan, Kenya, Nigeria, Brazil, Peru, and Honduras.
1. What vaccines should they get? Since they have limited funds, what
is essential, and what is optional?
- Hong Kong Hepat
Read chapter 9 from the Wigg text, and answer questions #1 through 4 in the Study Guide on
1. Contrary to Micahs linear vision of peace with God and peace among the nations, the
attributes of peace in community occur simultaneously in Micah
1. What does this chapter identify as the worlds most intractable problem? Do you agree with this
assessment? The worlds most intractable problem is defined by Wigg-Stevenson as ourselves. He
says that if we recognize our own array of issues and work to e
Chapter 2: The World Is Not Ours to Save
1. What does this chapter identify as the three aspects of hero-focus that will undermine our
doing good? Our love of heroism will celebrate the fallen nature of the world rather than grieve it.
The second is putti
With an allotted 3 days of training, and the need to cover spiritual, physical, and emotional
Day 1: Spiritual Health
First section: Overview of Spiritual Health in the field
Spiritual health is pertinent to life on the mission field. Through this
Chapter 4: The World Is Not Ours To Save
2. Tyler suggests that when we are confronted with difficult Bible passages (like Deuteronomy 2:32-36),
we pick one of four options: (1) hate God, (2) become monsters, (3) deny that God is really like this or (4)
Question #1: How should the presence of AIDS in much of the world
affect missionary attitude and behavior?
Dealing with AIDS is a difficult concept for many people. There are two very
different sides to dealing with the syndrome. On one hand, there are