“WITH HEART AND HANDS AND VOICES”: INTEGRAL MINISTRY OF WORD AND DEED FROM A MISSIO DEI PERSPECTIVE
by PHILLIPUS J. (FLIP) BUYS AND ANDRÉ JANSEN in Vol. 1 No. 1-2 / Fall 2015
Missiological reflection indicates that mission organizations and churches worldwide are reconsidering the biblical foundations of integrating word and deed in proclaiming the gospel. The Lausanne Movement in its 2010 Cape Town congress, the Micah Network, the Gospel Coalition through its journal Themelios, the World Reformed Fellowship, and several recent missiological publications all address the relationship between words and deeds in the mission of the church. This article attempts to make a contribution to the debate by analyzing key biblical terms in which God reveals himself through the integration of word and deed, calling for a holistic approach in missions, in which words and deeds are not separated when proclaiming the gospel.