Called to Reach: Equipping Cross-Cultural Disciplers
What’s a cross-cultural discipler? It’s someone who crosses distinct cultural barriers—whether at home or abroad—to share the gospel and develop other effective Christian disciples. Think of the apostle Paul who was born into a Jewish heritage but preached in Greece and Rome among other places, or modern day missionaries, both short-term and long-term, who bravely go where God sends them despite the challenges of language and lifestyle differences when they get there.
Called to Reach is a much-needed book of encouragement and training for cross-cultural disciplers new and old. Based on the authors’ dynamic experiences, it defines seven characteristics that best enhance the effectiveness of disciplers in overcoming cultural barriers and emphasizes the importance of personally growing in spiritual maturity with every outreach opportunity. Throughout, Jesus is presented as the model cross-cultural discipler, for He left the culture of Heaven to disciple us in our earthly culture.
Wyniki 1 - 5 z 36
The church is effective in going and baptizing, but it is failing at discipleship, the
main imperative of our Lord's command. Rick Yount and Mike Barnett provide a
practical, working model for helping people to 'obey everything' our Lord taught.
I have often wondered what it was like for those Emmaus disciples to discuss
life's meaning with Jesus as they walked down a dusty road. As I read this book, I
could almost taste what that was like, as the Lord taught me from these pages.
He traveled and taught throughout Asia Minor, Macedonia, Greece, and Rome,
going first to the local synagogues but moving from there into marketplaces and
stadiums. He discussed the law with Jews in Galatia, philosophy with the Greeks
... to be with him”), and doing (demonstrations, modeling the role, practical
guidance) elements as they were needed to transform the lives of his disciples.
And he taught perfectly, whether his learners were Jewish, Roman, or
So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I
am the one I claim to be and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the
Father has taught me. The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone ...