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ISBN: 9781839737626
Imprint: Langham Academic
Format: Paperback
Dimensions (mm): 229 x 152 x 12
Publication Date: 31/05/2024
Pages: 228
Language: English

Integrated Mission

Recovering a Christian Spirituality for Evangelical Integral Transformation


There can be no doubt the positive influence the Lausanne Movement has had on current approaches to evangelical global missions since its inception in 1974. But as with all things made and organized by humankind, it should not be above critique.

Dr. Sarah Nicholl asserts spirituality, now often seen as an individual rather than communal endeavour, has been disconnected from the missional practices in the movement. In bringing together missiology, mission practice and spirituality, she joins a chorus of scholars calling for more integration between areas of theory and practice. This book defines this synergy as “integrated mission,” and to illustrate what this mission can look like draws upon the writings and lives of four mission-oriented Christians: John Wesley, St. Ignatius of Loyola, Orlando Costas and Fr. Segundo Galilea. This book reasons all believers practising this way of mission will be animated, rooted and participatory with the triune God in the missio Dei to the world.

Author Bios

Sarah Nicholl

SARAH NICHOLL has a PhD in practical theology from University of Queensland, Australia, with a focus on missional spirituality. A former lawyer in the UK and Canada (LLB (Hon), University of Bristol, UK), she also has a master’s degree in Christian studies from Regent College, Vancouver, where she has spent the last twenty-five years before recently relocating to Sydney, Australia, with her family.


While drawing lessons from past faith giants, Dr. Nicholl proposes a plan to enrich mission practitioners’ lives and practices in an integrated model. Her presentation leaves no doubt that cultivation of spirituality will enrich and make more effective Lausanne’s programs.

J. Daniel Salinas, PhD
United World Mission

Like a dramatic symphony, Dr. Sarah Nicholl has brought the music of Scripture and the theology of Minority and Majority, and older and contemporary “worlds” together in a missional spirituality. This work is a corrective challenge to aspects of global evangelicalism and the Lausanne Movement bringing hope that present-day mission will be a more integrated endeavour.

Charles Ringma, PhD
Regent College, Canada

If mission is participation in the life and mission of the triune God, then spirituality is in mission and mission in spirituality. This is the integrated life that overcomes the perceived tension between contemplation and action. Sarah Nicholl has expressed this beautifully in this book.

Ross Hastings, PhD
Regent College, Canada

While situating the voices of Segundo Galilea, Orlando Costas, Ignatius of Loyola, and John Wesley in their own contexts, she aptly incorporates their ideas to form a rich tapestry that informs missional practices in our global world.

Athena Gorospe, PhD
Asian Theological Seminary, Philippines

Table of Contents

  1. Abstract
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. Introduction
  4. Methodology and Hermeneutic
  5. The First Movement – Descriptive Theology The Lausanne Documents
  6. Second Movement – Historical Theology Part 1 John Wesley’s Pastoral Theology
  7. Second Movement – Historical Theology Part 2 The Spirituality of Ignatius of Loyola
  8. Third Movement – Contemporary Theology Part 1 Orlando Costas’s Radical Evangelical Missiology
  9. Third Movement – Contemporary Theology Part 2 Segundo Galilea’s Spirituality
  10. Strategic Practical Theology Part 1 A Round Table Discussion on Mission and Spirituality
  11. Strategic Practical Theology Part 2 Towards Integrated Mission for Lausanne
  12. Bibliography