Are You Living Out Your Mission?
The Mission-Centered Life explores how God’s grace
empowers his people to serve in places of need
God calls us to live missionally, but what exactly does that look like? Do we have to sell everything and head to a foreign country? For Christians who long to serve God in broken places but aren’t sure where to start, The Mission-Centered Life: Following Jesus into the Broken Places (New Growth Press/July 22, 2019), speaks to the “whys” and “hows” of missional living. In this new ten-week group resource, author Bethany Ferguson draws on her fifteen years of missionary experience to examine the reasons believers should pursue lives of service and evangelism.
Bethany Ferguson, MA, has spent most of the last fifteen years serving with Serge in Uganda, South Sudan, and Kenya. Originally from South Carolina, Bethany studied elementary education at the College of Charleston and went on to receive a master’s degree in counseling from Westminster Seminary. After completing her master’s, she has continued her professional training through Biblical Seminary’s professional counseling program.
Her cross-cultural work focuses on promoting education and mental health care for children and adolescents in under-resourced areas. Ferguson is passionate about supporting churches and schools. She has led discipleship groups at Christ School in Bundibugyo, taught HIV/Aids prevention at Bundimulinga primary school, trained primary school teachers in South Sudan, and equipped lay counselors in the Sudanese church. She has also taught missionary kids in Uganda and counseled “third-culture kids” and their families in Kenya.
All of these experiences have deepened Ferguson’s confidence in God’s redemptive work in the world, while also increasing her desire to see the light of Jesus bring hope and healing into places of brokenness. She is currently pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California.
Serge is an international missions organization that sees God weaving together the frayed edges of our tattered world with his goodness, creating something beautiful. Learn more at Serge.org.
New Growth Press publishes gospel-centered Christian books, small group, and kids’ Bible resources for discipleship, biblical counseling, and missional ministry. For more information about The Mission-Centered Life: Following Jesus into the Broken Places and other resources from New Growth Press, visit www.newgrowthpress.com.