Decolonizing Mission Partnerships: Evolving Collaboration between United Methodists in North Katanga and the United States of America
In 2019, the doctoral thesis of FPM's head of missiological training, the Rev. Dr. Taylor Denyer, was selected for publication in the American Society of Missiology's monograph series. This work, Decolonizing Mission Partnerships, looks deeply at the evolving relational dynamics between United Methodists in North Katanga and the USA and sets up a multifaceted conceptual framework through which one can analyze other missional collaborations in postcolonial contexts.
The Rev. Dr. Mande Muyombo, United Methodist Bishop over the North Katanga Episcopal Area, writes "Decolonizing Mission Partnerships is a book that should lead us into redefining what it means to be a church engaged in God's mission. Structures and systems that support mission are called to reevaluate themselves through the lenses of the perspective and experiences that Rev. Denyer presents to us. I appeal local churches to reflect on the book."
Printed copies can be ordered directly via Wipf and Stock (for the publisher's discounted price) or from a number of major booksellers. For those on a budget, there is a Kindle version for just $10.
The Last Missionary
In The Last Missionary, the Rev. Dr. "Biking" Bob Walters reflects upon mission while telling the story of FPM's first official bicycle journey. Along the way, he offers a number of tutorials and reflections on missiology, the study of mission systems. In 2018, the director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission at Boston University added The Last Missionary to Boston's Intro to Mission curriculum. In 2020, The Last Missionary joined the Wipf and Stock Publishers' family in its reprint division. Copies can be ordered directly through Wipf and Stock or through your local bookseller.
While Bob died in 2017, the manuscript he left behind for the book's sequel is currently being edited and will include interviews and commentary from Congolese leaders who were major characters in these true stories. We hope to have it ready for publication in 2021.