Christian missions history crossword puzzle

Courses using the book Perspectives on the World Christian Movement cover a great deal of material on missions history.

Work this crossword puzzle to see if you have digested that material in the historical section of which looks at various aspects of Great Commission fulfillment.

Challenge: Can you solve the puzzle even if you do not have the book?

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1 "Father of modern missions" who was a shoe cobbler as well as lay preacher
4 The original name of the one who stands as proof of the unchangeableness of God's promise to bless
5 Greek word in Matthew 28:19 which means "people group"
13 Means "the father of many nations." Many missiologists believe that Christ's Great Commission is a restatement of God's covenant with this person.
15 The desired response to God's call to bless every people
16 Another people group which (like 10 Down) heard the Gospel from refugees from Roman persecution. Two brothers Cyril and Methodius ministered among this group.
17 The third of the ten redemptive eras of God's history of His people


1 The 1st "modern" era of the expansion of the Church focused on the "_________lands"
2 One of God's "involuntary" methods for spreading His name the hard way (as for example with the Jews in 721 and 586 B.C.)
3 The sixth of the ten 400-year eras of God's expanding blessing
6 Pioneer of the 2nd or "inlands" era of modern missions
7 A biblical word for a non-Jew who may become a fellow heir of the promise
8 Misguided attempts to spread Christ's authority which still affect how 1 billion individuals' view Christianity
9 If not handled properly, this will be lost
10 A northern European people who heard the Gospel from Roman exiles. Ulfilas translated the Bible into their language.
11 A seafaring people which merged their marauding ways with their Christianity
12 The recipient of God's promise in Genesis 28:14
14 The one whose coming is at the midpoint of history

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Puzzle solution

Online courses which I have taught using all or parts of the book Perspectives on the World Christian Movement include Missiology and Contextualization (a master's level course at Northwest Nazarene University), Global Evangelism (offered by Nazarene Bible College) and Missions in Global Contexts (offered by Nazarene Theological Seminary).

     -- Howard Culbertson

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Missions history course resources:   Evangelization of the Barbarians   Black involvement in world missions    Exam study guides   Historic slogans   Lecture    Monastic missionary strategy    NMI history    Powerpoint: Epochs of global outreach     World evangelism from 1600 to the present   Syllabus    Year-by-year timeline of world evangelism     Today in missions history     Evangelization of the Vikings     William Borden story

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