chapter  26
11 Pages

Missiology

Evangelization, holistic ministry, and social justice
WithWonsuk Ma, Julie C. Ma

Pentecostal missiology has not only demonstrated its unique potential to contribute to the broader missiology of the Christian church but also shown its negative effects; it requires, therefore, a close theological examination of its motivation and practices. Pentecostal mission is presented as an image of three concentric ripples: evangelization, holistic mission, and justice mission. These three expressions of Pentecostal mission are motivated by a shared theological orientation: historically, evangelization was the first and primary development, followed by holistic mission offering a helping hand to those who are suffering. Only recently, justice mission is being explored as a theological agenda for Pentecostal missiology to address roots of suffering.