From the outset of the Lausanne movement, Pentecostals have been collaborative partners and participants. Because I have known the editors and many of the writers of this strategic new book as personal friends and missional colleagues for years, I applaud Together in One Mission as their bold initiative toward kingdom cooperation in world evangelization, both within and beyond the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement to the global Great Commission community.
S. Douglas Birdsall, Executive Chair
Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization
Not only has Pentecostal global mission come of age—so has also the theological and
missiological reflection by Pentecostals on their mission! This remarkable and groundbreaking
collection of essays by leading “Progressive Pentecostals” from all around the world testifies to the
vibrant and ever-widening vision of, solid commitment to, and passionate love for mission in words
and deeds among the practitioners and academicians of the fastest-growing Christian movement in
the world. This book is also a living testimony to the desire for unity and united collaboration among
the diverse Pentecostal bodies on the global level.
Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Professor of Systematic Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary and Docent of Ecumenics, University of Helsinki, Finland
Together in One Mission: Pentecostal Cooperation in World Evangelization is a comprehensive
and engaging overview of the amazing move of the Holy Spirit through our Pentecostal brethren
around the world. The diversity of perspectives and honest reflection makes this resource
especially valuable. You will be challenged, inspired, and encouraged to explore new pathways of
cooperative ministry in blessing the nations.
Steve Moore, President, Missio Nexus
Author of Who Is My Neighbor? Being a Good
Samaritan in a Connected World
Together in One Mission represents a broad spectrum within the worldwide Pentecostal movement
of leaders that have a heart for reaching the world with the gospel of Christ in a synergistic and
cooperative manner. The remarkable growth of the Pentecostal movement over the past 100 years
has positioned this movement to be a driving force in the ‘last days harvest’ that is being prepared
by the unprecedented outpouring of the Holy Spirit. I recommend a read of this work as a source of
inspiration and a blueprint to work together with the Spirit to accomplish the mission of God.
George Wood, Superintendent of the Assemblies of God USA
Chairman of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship
Grant McClung and Arto Hamalainen have produced a seminal work in the volume, Together in
One Mission: Pentecostal Cooperation in World Evangelization. The list of contributors reads like a
veritable “Who’s Who” among Pentecostal leaders and scholars, breathtaking in scope. The range
of issues—Pentecostals and their relationship to Evangelicals, unreached peoples, collaborative
mission, the unfinished task of world evangelism, all this and more, in addition to insightful case
studies from diverse global perspectives, plus personal reflections that move to vision for the
future—compels the examination of this extraordinary collection as an invaluable contribution to the
dialogue regarding the future of the role of Pentecostals in world evangelism.
P. Douglas Small, Project Pray
International Coordinator of Prayer Ministries
Church of God (Cleveland, TN)
This selection of essays is an important contribution to the growing body of serious scholarly and
spiritual resources concerning the global Pentecostal movement and missions. Grant McClung's
vast experience in this field is evident in the selection of writers and topics. Phillip Jenkins
anticipates that by 2050 there will be over one billion Pentecostals/Charismatics on the planet. The
Holy Spirit in these last days is using our movements beyond our wildest dreams to impact this
globe. This book is a key resource as we move towards 2050 and the growing impact of Spirit-filled
people around the world.
Doug Beacham, General Superintendent
International Pentecostal Holiness Church
Together in One Mission: Pentecostal Cooperation in World Evangelization will certainly further
enhance the local, regional, and global partnerships of the Pentecostal community. But, perhaps, a
more significant contribution will be the encouragement it will bring to a new or renewed global
partnership between the Pentecostal, Charismatic, Evangelical, and fundamental Great
Commission communities. From its very beginnings, Pentecostalism has been an
interdenominational, trans-denominational, and trans-confessional movement. It has now impacted
virtually every Church, regardless of doctrinal distinctives or differences. May this book contribute
to a genuine cooperative partnership and missional unity of the global body of Christ!
James C. Scott Jr., Director
Foursquare Missions International
A treasure trove of compelling stories of successful Pentecostal cooperation, Together in One
Mission gives us a glimpse of what can happen when we all work together to reach our world. This
book also serves as an inspiring tutorial—a wonderful resource for those serious about fulfilling the
Great Commission. “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world . . . and then
the end will come (Matt. 24:14 NIV). May we all join the effort!
Andrea Johnson, Editor, Message of the Open Bible.
Editor, Servants of the Spirit: Portraits of Pentecostal/Charismatic Pioneers
This fine collection of essays reflects the growth and breadth of Pentecostalism in the world. The
writers here dispel one of the nagging criticisms against Pentecostalism: that the movement is
fragmented and sometimes even contentious. This important work will serve scholars, students,
and readers around the world interested in understanding Pentecostalism's current state, and its
power to unify and animate the body of Christ.
Carlos Campo, President
Virginia Beach, Virginia USA
This volume offers clear witness that 21st century Christianity is and will continue to grow as an
international, Spirit-empowered expression of faith. Stereotypes and shallow observations about
Pentecostals globally are replaced with the picture of a worldwide cadre of Spirit-empowered
Kingdom servants passionately committed to the ongoing redemptive mission of Jesus Christ.
Together in One Mission gathers the insights of notable world leaders who demonstrate the global
nature of the Pentecostal movement and offer a rich single volume panorama of Pentecostal
Cooperation in World Evangelization.
Byron D. Klaus, President
Assemblies of God Theological Seminary—Springfield, Missouri USA
Together in One Mission supports with solid research what we’ve all been told and hoped was true;
namely, that God is on the move in and through global Pentecostal and Evangelical fervor. I give
thanks to God that we live in the time where we witness the power and love of God poured out on
such a massive scale throughout our world.
Dr. Lon Allison, Executive Director
Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, USA
I am always excited to read how the Pentecostal Church is thriving under the powerful guidance of
the Holy Spirit! It inspires, encourages, and moves me to pray for more and more of the Spirit’s
leading. This book did the same. As a Gen-Xer who believes in the great power of a unified
Church, I was greatly encouraged to read of God’s people, together, working in mission to bring the
gospel in all its facets to the world. This is an excellent example of being on mission together.
Laurie Fortunak Nichols, Managing Editor
Evangelical Missions Quarterly
Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College
This book brings an informed awareness of the historic struggles, current scholarship, and strong
passion for world evangelization through its multiple global writers. I commend this book to anyone
who, like me, is in need of throwing aside archaic stereotypes of these brothers and sisters and
updating themselves on the current state of world Pentecostalism, especially in regards to global
Marvin J. Newell, Senior Vice President
Many have been waiting for a book like this. It opens new horizons and focuses at the same time
on the essence of the church’s mission. Essential background information and personal narratives
address fundamental aspects of partnership development and provide a biblical vision for mission
in tandem with unity.
Jean-Daniel Plüss, Chairman
European Pentecostal Charismatic Research Association
This resource has been long awaited! Edited and written by Pentecostal leaders, scholars, and
reflective-practitioners, it is practical and helpful without losing scholarship. They join hands to
erase the “misconception . . . that Pentecostals are prone towards divisiveness and isolation”
(Editors Preface). This insightful volume will revitalize, invigorate, and unite the Global church for
world evangelization and global missions.
Sadiri Joy Tira, Senior Associate for Diasporas—The Lausanne Movement
Vice-President for Diaspora Missions, Advancing Indigenous Mission
Pentecostal or Pentecostal-influenced Christianity is a dominant force in the church, especially the
church in the Majority World. Together in One Mission: Pentecostal Cooperation in World
Evangelization outlines where the Pentecostal movement came from and how it has grown from
pockets of isolation to powers of cooperation. This book is must reading for any who want to be a
part of the answer to Jesus' prayer for unity in John 17—that we Christians might be one . . . so
that the world might know that God sent Him.
Paul Borthwick, Senior Consultant
Development Associates International
Adjunct Professor of Global Christianity, Gordon College USA
Author of How to Be a World-Class Christian
As far as I can see there are no other books like this, which present the Pentecostal movement and
their aim to work together in winning the world for Christ. Together in One Mission demonstrates
what can happen when Pentecostal denominations not only promote their own fellowship but
decide to work together. It shows ways we may work together in evangelism, church planting,
education, and training—providing examples of successful cooperation for the Kingdom of God.
Oddvar Johansen, Area Director for Asia
The Norwegian Pentecostal Mission (PYM)
Advisor to the board of Pentecostal Asia Mission (PAM)
With intriguing personal accounts, enlightening case studies, and proven practical strategies of
mission, this book is an indispensable resource for all those who are serious about fulfilling the
Great Commission. The wide array of contributors reflects breadth and depth that is rarely seen.
This is a new book with fresh insights for a new day in global mission!
Senior Pastor, Calvary Church Sri Lanka
Founder/President, Calvary International Ministries
“Together” is a key word in the mission of the church. Our credibility and the efficacy of our
message hinge upon visible unity and practical collaboration. The history of the church is mixed,
but it includes genuine relationships across national borders and true partnerships transcending
denominational boundaries. These stories must be told, so that lessons will be learned, and
cooperation can be encouraged. This is the essence of this important collection of reflections and
case studies—an essential contribution to help us to pray, plan, and work together globally for the
greater glory of God.
Senior Associate for Business as Mission for the Lausanne Movement and the World
Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission
Together in One Mission is unquestionably a groundbreaking work in theology of mission and
praxis. The book breaks down stereotypes about Pentecostal segmentations and exposes readers
to the Pentecostal passion for unity and cooperation in world missions. The case studies are
scholarly stimulating, and personal reflections are contagiously inspiring. This is a must-read book
for missiologists, missions executives, pastors, church leaders, and seminary students, whose
commitment to God’s redemptive plan is waning and therefore needs uplifting!
Tereso C. Casiño, Professor of Missiology & Intercultural Studies
School of Divinity, Gardner-Webb University, North Carolina USA
Executive Chair, North America Diaspora Educators Forum (Global Diaspora Network)
This book demonstrates that Pentecostals are able to be led by the Holy Spirit both in the area of
ministry and reason as well. Together in One Mission provides excellent historical, cultural, and
geographical analysis of missions. It appears to be a description of emerging mission strategies.
As I read it, I came to the conclusion that the best days for mission activities are yet to come. A
wonderful and challenging book!
Marek Kaminski, Superintendent
Pentecostal Church of Poland
Together in One Mission reminds us that the true purpose of the coming of the Spirit is missions.
When people of the Spirit choose to work together, fulfilling the Great Commission is possible. This
book is a testament of that coming together of the people of the Spirit. With its broad cross-section
of contributors, this is necessary reading for any missions course. Every Pentecostal seminary
must have this book in its library.
Tham-Wan Yee, President
Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, Baguio, Philippines
Together in One Mission makes a significant contribution to world evangelization, detailing the
team-work among Pentecostals to reach the lost. We have sometimes been viewed as fragmented
but there is, however, a great move of cooperation among us that is greatly impacting the global
harvest. I applaud Grant McClung and the writing team on this excellent new book!
Timothy M. Hill, General Director
Church of God World Missions
Together in One Mission: Pentecostal Cooperation in World Evangelization expounds on this reality—that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of mission. He is the Person who unites believers to
collaborate under the lordship of Jesus Christ in His Great Commission. This is an encouraging,
wide-ranging collection of essays from diverse leaders around the world. It helps us see much
more clearly the prominent role of the Pentecostal movement—since its birth in 1906—inside of the
world Christian movement.
Werner Mischke, Executive Vice President, Mission ONE
Editor, The Beauty of Partnership Study Guide
Together in One Mission: Pentecostal Cooperation in World Evangelization is a timely and
extensive library of information all in one book. The articles by numerous servants of God from
several Pentecostal denominations, countries, and linguistic backgrounds make this publication a
vivid and comprehensive source of information on the Pentecostal mission worldwide. This is a
highly recommended book for those interested in the impact of the vibrant worldwide Pentecostal
movement in reaching “every nation, tribe, people, and language” (Rev. 7:9) with the good news.
Our Missions Program will utilize it in preparing Christians for mission!
Jukka Tuovinen, Director of the Missions Program
Iso Kirja College, Finland
Together in One Mission is a must read for educators and practitioners alike, who are passionate
about global evangelism and strategic global partnering. This excellent book has value as a
curriculum resource for future young leaders who are passionate to reach a hurting world and will
fuel the fire that burns deep within them to go into all the world for Christ.
Mike Larkin, Founder/President
Foursquare Ignite Academy
Grant McClung is one of the people I trust for insights about the tremendous Pentecostal
missionary movement. This volume sheds new light on a vital subject—cooperation for the cause
of the gospel. Read it and rejoice!
Christianity Today Editor at Large
Author, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century
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