What transformative role can mission education play in the life of a congregation today? This is an important question at this juncture in history when (1) the global epicenter of Christian growth has changed, (2) the majority of persons in the United States are now ethnic minorities, and (3) the numerical growth of Christianity in the United States (as well as enrollment in theological education) is found among the African American, Asian, Hispanic, and immigrant faith communities. In every congregation there are persons committed to navigating the real world (the world of human diversity) in terms of worldview, ethnicity, culture, economic class, and sexual, generational, and religious differences.
Snulligan-Haney, Marsha, "Navigating 21st-century Church Mission Education: Transforming Mission Locally and Globally" (2015). Interdenominational Theological Center Faculty Publications. 3.