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Path Straight to the Hedges, A / Schantz, Borge/(PB)/2000-2000/B+/USED



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In Jesus' parable of the great banquet, the master says, "Go out to the highways and hedges, and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled" (Luke 14:23, NKJV). Who are these hedge dwellers? Author Borge Schantz defines them as the world's forgotten people—people on the edges of rural and urban society, who need dedicated believers to share with them the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ by following this pattern for short-term missions.

Following are just some of the topics covered in this book:

  • Targets for Evangelism: Five Cultural Groups
  • A Lesson in Evangelism from David
  • Transitional People: a Target Audience for Evangelism
  • Wealth as a Hindrance to Accepting Christ
  • Paul and the Modern Missionary
  • Places Where Paul Worked
  • Long and Short Stays
  • The Financial Dilemma in Modern Missions
  • Lessons on Missionary Finance from Paul
  • Role of Women in Frontier Evangelism
  • Special Meetings for Children
  • Preparation of Baptismal Candidates
  • Four Different Reactions to the Gospel
  • Paul's Concern for New and Weak Members
  • Post-baptismal Responsibilities
  • Immediate Follow-up Visits and Care
  • Long-range Plans for Follow-up Work
  • Return Visit after 4 to 6 Months

The book also contains a section that outlines a detailed daily program:

  • Arrival, Acculturation, Adjustment, Days 1-2 (Friday to Saturday)
  • Community Courtesy Calls, Days 3-5 (Sunday to Tuesday)
  • Public Preaching, Days 6-15 (Wednesday to Friday following week)
  • Home Visits and Bible Studies, Days 16-21 (Saturday to Thursday)
  • Baptismal Class, Days 22-26 (Friday to Tuesday)
  • Visits with Baptismal Candidates, Days 27-28 (Wednesday to Thursday)
  • Baptism and Lord's Supper, Days 29-30 (Friday to Sabbath)
  • Seminar for New Church Leaders, Days 31-32 (Sunday to Monday)

About The Author

Borge Schantz, who holds a doctorate in Missiology, has served as a pastor, evangelist, teacher, and administrator on four continents. Just before official retirement he was pioneering director of the Islamic Center. He lives in his native Denmark with his wife, Iris.

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