Making Disciples Across Cultures
:Culture affects how we make disciples. We often unconsciously bring our own cultural assumptions into ministry and mission, not realizing that how we think and operate is not necessarily the best or only way to do things. In today's global...
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:Culture affects how we make disciples. We often unconsciously bring our own cultural assumptions into ministry and mission, not realizing that how we think and operate is not necessarily the best or only way to do things. In today's global environment, disciplemaking requires the cultural humility and flexibility to adapt between different cultural approaches.Charles Davis, former director of TEAM, provides a framework for missional disciplemaking across diverse cultural contexts. He shows how we can recalibrate our ministry efforts, like adjusting sound levels on a mixer board, to accommodate different cultural assumptions. With on-the-ground stories from a lifetime of mission experience, Davis navigates such tensions as knowledge and behavior, individualism and collectivism, and truth and works to help Christian workers minister more effectively.Ministry teams, church planters, pastors and missionaries working interculturally at home or overseas can be part of God's movement of making disciples. Discover how the body of Christ grows in the unity and diversity of the global church.
- :preface1. Introduction: My Journey As Disciple And Disciple-maker2. What Is A Disciple, Anyway?3. Disciples Let God Lead From The Invisible World4. Disciples Hear And Obey5. Disciples Develop Relational Interdependence6. Disciples Do What Love Requires7. Disciples Make Disciples8. Leaders Equip Disciples For Ministry9. Disciples Live An Undivided Life10. Disciples Engage In Personal And Cultural Transformation11. Disciples Keep The End In Mind12. Disciples Organize Flexibly And Purposefully13. Glimpses Of A Disciple-making Communitystudy Questionsnotes