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 54
It teaches us how to connect with and disciple those of other cultures whose
thinking, values, and worldview are so different from our own. I especially
appreciate the authors' emphases on character and relationships visàvis
techniques and ...
He was thinking of returning home. His experience is not unique. I suppose every
minister has had feelings like these from time to time. Even seminary professors
fall prey to the idea that we could teach so much better “if only” our students ...
The pillars represent the processes of “Thinking” (left pillar), “Valuing” (right pillar)
, and “Relating” (center pillar). Cultural mistakes can result from
misunderstandings and misconceptions (thinking). Concepts of time,
relationships, success, and ...
He perfectly melded thinking (parables, illustrations, interpretations), feeling (love
, care, support, choosing “twelve to be with him”), and doing (demonstrations,
modeling the role, practical guidance) elements as they were needed to
The Rational Character of the Discipler (Thinking) The effective discipler creates
viable, local solutions to problems/barriers (chapter 4). 4. The Compassionate
Character of the Discipler (Needs) The effective discipler cares about the needs ...