How can we minister in ways that are received as true Christlike service?Cross-cultural specialist Duane Elmer gives Christians practical advice for serving other cultures with sensitivity and humility. Our best intentions become unintentional insults. With careful biblical exposition and keen cross-cultural awareness, he shows how our actions and attitudes often contradict and offend the local culture.
Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility #ad - . Unfortunately, paternalism, all too often and even though we don't mean it, our actions communicate superiority, imperialism and arrogance. Duane elmer asked people around the world how they felt about Western missionaries. The response? "missionaries could be more effective if they did not think they were better than us.
The last thing we want to do in cross-cultural ministry is to offend people in other cultures.
Ministering Cross-Culturally: A Model for Effective Personal RelationshipsBaker Academic #ad - An accompanying interactive questionnaire, designed to help students reflect on their own cultural values, is available online through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources. It is accessible, practical, and applicable to many ministry situations. With more than 125, 000 copies in print, this model for effective personal relationships in a multicultural and multiethnic world has proven successful for many.
On the occasion of its thirtieth anniversary, this contemporary classic has been thoroughly updated to reflect Sherwood Lingenfelter's mature thinking on the topic and to communicate with modern readers, helping them minister more effectively to people of different cultural and social backgrounds.
Effective Intercultural Communication Encountering Mission: A Christian PerspectiveBaker Academic #ad - Features such as case studies, figures, and sidebars are included, tables, making the book useful for classrooms. Authored by leading missionary scholars with significant intercultural experience, the book explores the cultural values that show up in intercultural communication and examines how we can communicate effectively in a new cultural setting.
This addition to the acclaimed Encountering Mission series is designed to offer contemporary intercultural communication insights to mission students and practitioners. With the development of instantaneous global communication, it is vital to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries.
Figuring Foreigners Out, 20th Anniversary Edition: Understanding The World's CulturesNicholas Brealey #ad - Revision of Exercise 5. 1, the cross-cultural Perspective: Description or Interpretation 5. A new exercise to begin chapter 1 and a revised introduction 4. In the process, something to deal with, culture will become something real and alive, not merely think about.7. New introduction by the author highlighting changes in approaches since 1998! 2.
Craig storti is a renowned expert in intercultural communications whose approaches are highly practical and based on his decades of experience as an intercultural trainer throughout the world. Addition of a new exercise in Chapter 5 based on Bennet's Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity and new chapter introduction 6.
Figuring Foreigners Out, 20th Anniversary Edition: Understanding The World's Cultures #ad - 3. They take the quiz again at the end of the book to see how much they've learned and where improvement is needed. Updates throughout to ensure content is up-to-date and reflects current standards. The book enables readers to encounter and confront culture head on, to interact with and respond to it. New to this edition: 1.
A diagnostic quiz at beginning and end touching on all major elements discussed in the book. Before working through the exercises, readers get a score. This hands-on resource can be used as a self-paced guide or in a facilitated work or academic course environment.
Cross-Cultural Connections: Stepping Out and Fitting In Around the WorldIVP Academic #ad - Filled with real-life illustrations and practical exercises, communicate effectively, this guide offers the tools needed to reduce apprehension, and establish genuine trust and acceptance. Above all, elmer demonstrates how we can avoid being cultural imperialists and instead become authentic ambassadors for Christ.
As we travel across cultures, what should we expect? How do we deal with culture shock? And can we truly connect with those we meet?Experienced cross-cultural specialist Duane Elmer provides a compass for navigating through different cultures. Besides differences in food and fashion, we face significant contrasts of cultural orientation and patterns of thinking.
Cross-Cultural Connections: Stepping Out and Fitting In Around the World #ad - . With the new realities of global interconnectedness comes a greater awareness of cultural diversity from place to place. He shows us how to avoid pitfalls and cultural faux pas, as well as how to make the most of opportunities to build cross-cultural relationships. Whether you are embarking on a short-term mission trip or traveling for business or pleasure, this book is both an ideal preparation and a handy companion for your journey.
Foreign to Familiar; A Guide to Understanding Hot- and Cold- Climate CulturesMcDougal Publishing #ad - Foreign to familiar is a splendidly written, well researched work on cultures. Thisbook creates within us a greater appreciation for ourextended families around the world and an increaseddesire to better serve them. Anyone traveling abroad should not leave home without this valuable resource!I highly recommend it as required reading for cross culturalworkers.
. Sarah lanier’s love and sensitivityfor people of all nations will touch your heart.
One Bible, Many Versions: Are All Translations Created Equal?IVP Academic #ad - He demonstrates how the variety of translations enables us to grasp more fully the meaning of the biblical text. This clear, readable and informative work will be of special interest to pastors, undergraduate and seminary students, Bible translators, missionaries, Bible study leaders and anyone involved in Christian ministry.
. Granted the digital book world qed seal for quality in ebook designwhat makes a Bible translation faithful? Is one version superior to others? Do we really need more than one translation? How can answering these questions help us become better Bible readers?Dave Brunn has been involved in Bible translation work around the world for many years.
One Bible, Many Versions: Are All Translations Created Equal? #ad - From the perspective of this on-the-ground experience in different cultures he helps us sort out the many competing claims for various English Bible translations. By giving us a better understanding of the process of translation, Brunn helps us read and understand Scripture more clearly.
The 3D Gospel: Ministry in Guilt, Shame, and Fear CulturesTimē Press #ad - In today’s globalized world, honor, Christians need a three-dimensional gospel of God's innocence, and power. Western theology emphasizes forgiveness of sins, but people in the Majority World seek honor or spiritual power. Is your gospel 3d? drawing from the author's mission experience and research, The 3D Gospel is a practical guide explaining many aspects of guilt, shame, and fear cultures.
A bulk discount of 50% a case of 50 paperbacks for $225 is available at:http://honorshame. Com/the-3d-gospel-volume-discount/. For each cultural framework, you will learn: the main cultural characteristics, key biblical verses, a contextualized form of Christian witness, how it affects everyday life, the biblical story of salvation, two evangelistic approaches, the doctrines of original sin and atonement, and much more.
The 3D Gospel: Ministry in Guilt, Shame, and Fear Cultures #ad - To enhance your ministry among the nations, shame, learn how the Bible speaks to cultures of guilt, and fear.
Introducing Cultural Anthropology: A Christian PerspectiveBaker Academic #ad - It also includes a new chapter on medical anthropology. Now revised and updated throughout, this new edition of a successful textbook covers standard cultural anthropology topics with special attention given to cultural relativism, evolution, and missions. What is the role of culture in human experience? This concise yet solid introduction to cultural anthropology helps readers explore and understand this crucial issue from a Christian perspective.
Plentiful figures, photos, and sidebars are sprinkled throughout the text, and updated ancillary support materials and teaching aids are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.
Contextualization in the New Testament: Patterns for Theology and MissionIVP Academic #ad - As both a crosscultural missionary and a New Testament scholar, Dean Flemming is well equipped to examine how the early church contextualized the gospel and to draw out lessons for today. Winner of a 2006 christianity today book awardhonored as one of the "fifteen outstanding Books of 2005 for Mission Studies" by International Bulletin of Missionary ResearchFrom Cairo to Calcutta, Christians are engaged in a conversation about how to speak and live the gospel in today's traditional, from Cochabamba to Columbus, modern and emergent cultures.
Missionary theorists have pondered and written on it at length. The technical term for their efforts is contextualization. By carefully sifting the new testament evidence, Flemming uncovers the patterns and parameters of a Paul or Mark or John as they spoke the Word on target, and he brings these to bear on our contemporary missiological task.
Contextualization in the New Testament: Patterns for Theology and Mission #ad - Rich in insights and conversant with frontline thinking, this is a book that will revitalize the conversation and refresh our speaking and living the gospel in today's cultures, whether in traditional, modern or emergent contexts. But few have considered in depth how the early church contextualized the gospel.
More and more, those who do theology in the West are also trying to discover new ways of communicating and embodying the gospel for an emerging postmodern culture. And yet the New Testament provides numerous examples.
Leading Cross-Culturally: Covenant Relationships for Effective Christian LeadershipBaker Academic #ad - In the end, he argues that leaders must inhabit the gospel story to be effective cross-culturally. Of particular concern is the issue of leadership--a difficult task made even more challenging in multicultural settings. He also confronts the issues of power inherent in any leadership situation. Sherwood lingenfelter helps the reader understand his or her own leadership culture and its blind spots, examine it critically in light of Scripture, and become an effective learner of other cultural perspectives on leadership.
As the us becomes more diverse, cross-cultural ministry is increasingly important for nearly all pastors and church leaders. Lingenfelter carefully defines cross-cultural leadership and unpacks that definition throughout the book, trust, with an emphasis on building communities of vision, and empowerment through leadership based on biblical principles.