In May of 2012, Canadian Baptist Ministries unveiled a new publication: Wordeed: An Integral Mission Primer, a short resource authored by CBM’s Director of International Partnerships (and former CBM field staff in France) Terry Smith. This resource is something I would recommend to church leaders who are looking for something to help get their congregations to start thinking about how to live out mission in the local context.
Integral mission, simply defined is the working together of proclamation and acts of generosity and mercy in Jesus’ name. It is the approach to mission which embraces sharing the good news, but also responding to the practical needs of those with whom we wish to share the good news.
CBM has made this resource available online here.