Changing Lanes, Crossing Cultures: Equipping Christians & Churches For Ministry in a Culturally Diverse Society
Shortlisted for the Australian Christian Book of the Year 2017 award As Christians and churches in Australia face the cultural changes taking place in our cities and towns, there's a need to learn appropriate and effective new skills, and...
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Shortlisted for the Australian Christian Book of the Year 2017 award
As Christians and churches in Australia face the cultural changes taking place in our cities and towns, there's a need to learn appropriate and effective new skills, and to change approaches and directions in how we do ministry. This book will aid Christians and churches as they undertake the crucial, challenging but very rewarding process of changing lanes in an increasingly multicultural environment.
Changing Lanes, Crossing Cultures includes an examination of the biblical motivation for cross-cultural ministry, steps to overcome obstacles, practical information on how to get involved and many helpful anecdotes and case studies. Each section contains thought-provoking questions for reflection and discussion. It's written so that any person can pick it up and read it, or small-groups can study it over six sessions.
Many countries are now extremely multi-ethnic. People from numerous overseas countries have made their homes in other countries, but they often have very little contact with Christians, and minimal understanding of the gospel. This book is about helping Christians and churches to understand the WHY, WHAT, HOW and WHEN of vibrant cross-cultural ministries, and to get involved.
Its three authors, Choon-Hwa Lim, Andrew Schachtel and Mike Wilson are all cross-cultural practitioners in Australia, with many years of experience between them. Although the book is written from an Australian background, the authors believe that much of it is applicable in a wide range of countries and situations.
The book's demographic and statistical data in Appendix B has been updated by the authors, to show the latest Australian Census figures. These details are enclosed as an insert to the book.