"Published for the World Council of Churches Commission on World Mission and Evangelism by Edinburgh House Press".
"Copyright Edinburgh House Press 1962. First published 1962". -- verso of t.-p.
At head of title: Research pamphlets No. 10".
"Dr. Paul Loffler, as a member of the staff of the World Council of Churches Division of World Mission and Evangelism, has been engaged on a full-time basis over the past two years in both study and action in the field with which this pamphlet deals. It is a subject which is being increasingly and rightly regarded as of great importance for Churches in every part of the world. It is also one in which confusion often exists". -- Editorial Notice.
"A decade ago the meeting of the International Missionary Council at Willingen challenged Christians and Churches throughout the world with the following statement: 'We believe that God is calling the Church to express its mission not only through foreign missionaries sent by the boards, but also through an increasing flow of Christian laymen and women who go out across the world in business, industry and government and who do so with a deep conviction that God calls them to witness for Him in all of life. The churches should be alive to the strategic importance of the spread of the Gospel by such lay people'." -- p. .
Contents: Editorial Note / Victor E.W. Hayward -- Part One -- The Great Challenge -- Rethinking Mission -- Rediscovering the Role of the Laity -- Roland Allen and the 'Non-professional Missionary' -- Part Two -- The Discussion at Willingen 1952 -- From Willingen to New Delhi -- An Upsurge among Christian Young People -- Samples of Response in Action -- Part Three -- The Next Phase Begins -- The Need for an Ecumenical Concept -- The Need for Further Exploration of the Task -- The Need for Clearer Distinctions -- Part Four -- Indications for a World-wide Task -- The Situation in India and Great Britain -- Conditions and Forms of Response -- Part Five -- Conclusions Regarding the Missionary Role of Laymen -- The Next Steps towards a Fuller Response.
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International Missionary Council. Research pamphlets ; 10
World Council of Churches. Commission on World Mission and Evangelism