The Symphony of Mission

Playing Your Part in God's Work in the World

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"A magnificent contribution"

"Are you concerned about justice but overwhelmed by the mess of the world around you? Do you wonder what God wants you to do with your life? Don't despair--read this book! Goheen and Mullins are virtuosos and wise counselors in this biblical, hopeful, and practical book about our participation in God's mission."
--Stephanie Summers, CEO, Center for Public Justice

"Goheen and Mullins point a way forward for local churches and individuals seeking to faithfully follow Jesus into God's mission of rescue and restoration. A vital guide to hearing and heeding God's call."
--Matthew Soerens, US director of church mobilization, World Relief; coauthor of Welcoming the Stranger and Seeking Refuge

"The Symphony of Mission presents us with an expression of integrated faith and invites us to inhabit the blessings and privileges of the long game of holistic discipleship. Those in pulpit and pew will benefit immensely from the guidance of Goheen and Mullins."--Vincent Bacote, Wheaton College

"This book is for every son of Adam and daughter of Eve who wants to make sense of life in the world, for everyone everywhere who longs to live life for the sake of the world."
--Steven Garber, Regent College; author of Visions of Vocation

"Goheen and Mullins have given the church a resource that is winsome and pointed, imaginative and grounded, deep and accessible. Five stars!"
--Amy L. Sherman, author of Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good

"This book stands out as one of the most down-to-earth, practical guidebooks I have read on how all so-called ordinary Christians can and should be playing their part in God's mission."
--Christopher J. H. Wright, Langham Partnership; author of The Mission of God

"Goheen and Mullins have snatched the narrative arc of redemption from the ethereal and placed it in the practical rhythms of everyday interactions."
--Sho Baraka, artist, The Narrative; executive director, Terminus Collective

"One of the best books on mission that I've encountered in recent years. It teems with engaging examples, gripping stories, and useful tools. I can't wait to share this book with my students!"
--Dean Flemming, Nazarene University

"A magnificent contribution. Goheen and Mullins provide a narrative-based biblical theology and a holistic approach to mission from which pastors, students, and professors alike will benefit. Highly recommended."
--Bruce Ashford, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; coauthor of The Gospel of Our King

"This book serves not just the church but society in articulating a view of mission that cares about the totality of God's world."
--Tyler Johnson, lead pastor, Redemption Church, Arizona


Michael Goheen, Author

Jim Mullins, Author

Jim Mullins is pastor of vocational and theological formation at Redemption Church in Tempe, Arizona, and director of faith, work, and rest at the Surge Network of Churches-Phoenix. He is also cofounder and vice president of Peace Catalyst International, an organization that builds bridges between Christian and Muslim communities though interfaith dialogue, interfaith volunteer events, and cultural intelligence training.

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Michael W. Goheen, Author

Michael W. Goheen (PhD, University of Utrecht) is director of theological education at the Missional Training Center, scholar-in-residence for the Surge Network of Churches-Phoenix, and professor of missional theology at Covenant Theological Seminary. Goheen is the author or coauthor of several books, including The Drama of Scripture, Living at the Crossroads, and A Light to the Nations. He splits his time between Surrey, British Columbia, and Tempe, Arizona.

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