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Selected Publications

My most recent assignment has been as Senior Editor of the Journal of Applied Christian Leadership

Baumgartner, E. (2011). The person of peace. In B. L. Bauer (Ed.), A man of passionate reflection: A Festschrift honoring Jerald Whitehouse (pp. 387-402). Berrien Springs, MI: Department  of World Mission, Andrews University.

Baumgartner, Erich. (2010). Charisma and Contextualization: Leadership Lessons from the Emerging Adventist Church in Central Europe, 1864-1914. In Parochialism, Pluralism, and Contextualization: Challenges to Adventist Mission in Europe (19th-21st Centuries). Edited by David J. B. Trim and Daniel Heinz. Peter Lang, Frankfurt, Germany.

Freed, Shirley., Covrig, Duane., & Baumgartner, Erich. (2010). Learning While Leading: The Andrews University Leadership Program. Journal of Applied Christian Leadership, 4(1), 26-55.

Baumgartner, Erich. (2010). Leading a Church Into World Mission: The Life and Leadership of J. N. Andrews. Journal of Applied Christian Leadership, 3(1), 11-28.

I served as the editor of the revision and adaptation of the marvelous book of Kath Donovan, Growing Through Stress for the American market. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University, 2002.


Baumgartner, Erich. “Adventist Mission.” In The Evangelical Dictionary of World Mission, ed. A. Scott Moreau. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000.


Baumgartner, Erich, ed. Passport to Mission. Berrien Springs: Institute of World Mission, Andrews University, revised ed. 2002, 1999.  The most recent revision was led by Cheryl Doss in 2009. The book has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, German, and French.

I contributed the chapters:

  • “It Is Your Church,” (chapter 6)
  • “Identify Your Cultural Fingerprints,” (chapter 9)
  • “Conquer Your Cultural Stereotypes,” (chapter 10)
  • “Prepare for Culture Shock!” (chapter 11)
  • “Communicate Across Cultural Barriers,” (chapter 12)
  • “Deal with Conflicts,” (chapter 13)
  • “How to Do an Area Study,” (chapter 23)
  • “Coming Home,” (chapter 26)

Passport to Mission Video, Berrien Springs: Institute of World Mission, Andrews University.


Baumgartner, Erich. “The Church Growth Movement and the Value of Research.” In Adventist Mission in the 21st Century 21, ed. Jon L. Dybdahl, 132-142. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald, 1999.

Baumgartner, Erich. “Megachurches and What They Teach Us.” In Adventist Mission in the 21st Century 21, ed. Jon L. Dybdahl, 150-158. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald, 1999.


Baumgartner, Erich, ed. Re-Visioning Adventist Mission in Europe. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 1998. Contains 39 contributions of the participants of the historic European Mission Conference in Hoevelaken, in the Netherlands, from Jan. 8-12, 1997. My own chapters are:

  • “The State of Mission in Europe,” pp. 38-48
  • “Needs for Leadership and Training,” pp. 190-199
  • “Selecting a Ministry Focus,” pp. 247-255

Translated the Implementation Guide to Natural Church Development by Christian Schwarz and Christoph Schalk, Carol Stream, IL: ChurchSmart Publications, 1998.

Translated The ABC’s of Natural Church Development by Christian Schwarz, Carol Stream, IL: ChurchSmart Publications, 1998.

Recent Book Reviews

Baumgartner, Erich. (2010). Review of Jim Collins. How the mighty fall: And why some companies never give in. (New York: Harper Collins, 2009). Journal of Applied Christian Leadership, 4(1), 134-136.

Baumgartner, Erich. (2009).  Review of Chhokar, J. S., Brodbeck, F. C., & House, R. J. Culture and leadership, across the world: The GLOBE book of in-depth studies of 25 societies. (Mahaw, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007). Journal of Applied Christian Leadership, 3(2), 56-62.

Baumgartner, Erich. (2008).  Review of Gary Hamel’s The Future of Management (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business Press, 2007). Journal of Applied Christian Leadership, 3(1), 62-67.

Baumgartner, Erich. (2007).  Review of George Yancey's Beyond Racial Gridlock: Embracing Mutual Responsibility (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2006). Missiology (2007).


 
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