This collection of scholarly essays has been written to think through the task of making disciples in the context of mission for the purpose of mission. The editors observed a number of books that dealt with spiritual formation, and a number that dealt with missional discipleship at a popular level, and a number that dealt with discipleship from a church growth perspective. However, we believed that a book was needed that treated the subject of missional disciple-making from a missional church perspective, at a scholarly level.
Therefore this book seeks to provide a basis for missional disciple-making that is built upon a biblical foundation and informed by literature from missional practitioners, as well as scholars that integrate wisdom from theology, church history, education theory, and social sciences such as sociology and cultural anthropology. The chapters are written by missional scholars and scholarly practitioners who have deeply thought about making disciples in a context of mission for the purpose of mission.