Foreign to Familiar A Guide to Understanding Hot And Cold Climate Cultures

Foreign to Familiar  A Guide to Understanding Hot   And Cold   Climate Cultures Author Sarah A. Lanier
ISBN-10 158158072X
Year 2004-02-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher
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Foreign to Familiar is a splendidly written, well-researched work on cultures. Anyone traveling abroad should not leave home without this valuable resource! I highly recommend it as required reading for cross-cultural workers. Sarah Lanier's love and sensitivity for people of all nations will touch your heart. This book creates within us a greater appreciation for our extended families around the world and an increased desire to better serve them. - Dr. Kingsley A. Fletcher President, Hope for Africa, Inc. [on back cover].

African Friends and Money Matters

African Friends and Money Matters Author David E. Maranz
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105111868506
Year 2001
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher International Academic Bookstore
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Discussion of the different goals of African and Western economic systems and ninety observations of African behaviors related to money matters and the frictions which can result when Westerners misunderstand.

Teaching Cross Culturally

Teaching Cross Culturally Author Judith E. Lingenfelter
ISBN-10 9780801026201
Year 2003-06-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Baker Academic
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How can Christian educators teach effectively in different cultures? Here are winning principles drawn from educational theory and personal experience.

The Art of Crossing Cultures

The Art of Crossing Cultures Author Craig Storti
ISBN-10 9780585434896
Year 2011-01-11
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Nicholas Brealey Publishing
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Industry veteran Craig Storti compiles the thoughts of famous writers and thinkers on the troubles and successes of cross-cultural experience.

Ubuntu

Ubuntu Author Michael Battle
ISBN-10 1596271116
Year 2009
Pages 166
Language en
Publisher Church Publishing, Inc.
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Theme of the 2009 General Convention of The Episcopal Church, Ubuntu is the African spiritual principle of self-identity formed through community.Through the lens of Ubuntu, Battle generates a radical new perspective for understanding the Christian faith,

Short Term Missions Workbook

Short Term Missions Workbook Author Tim Dearborn
ISBN-10 9780830868094
Year 2010-09-20
Pages 127
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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Going on a short-term missions trip can be a life- and faith-transforming experience. It can enrich the way you view the world. It will cause you to rely on God more fully. It is an opportunity to develop deep relationships with your team and the people you serve. A short-term missions experience can also involve weeks of physical and spiritual distress. An unprepared team can wreak havoc on each other and the people they intend to serve. To get the most out of such a missions trip, you need to go prepared. Whether you are going on your own or with a team, the keys to preparation are here in Tim Dearborn's workbook. It includes Concise summary of crosscultural principles Help in facing spiritual warfare Tips on avoiding a tourist mentality Spiritual preparation through individual or group Bible study 8-week course for teams to do together You'll get a biblical perspective on the world, gain crosscultural understanding and even prepare for reentry when you return. If you are planning to go on a short-term missions trip, don't leave home without working through this book!

Spiritual Warfare for Every Christian

Spiritual Warfare for Every Christian Author Dean Sherman
ISBN-10 0927545055
Year 1995-06-01
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher YWAM Publishing
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"Dean Sherman is dean of the College of Christian Ministries at Youth With A Mission's University of the Nations. He is respected internationally as a Bible teacher, having taught on spiritual warfare and relationships since the 1970s in ministers' conferences, YWAM schools, and churches in 49 states and more than 40 countries. God has called Christians to overcome the world and drive back the forces of evil and darkness at work within it. Spiritual warfare isn't just casting out demons; it's Spirit-controlled thinking and attitudes. Dean Sherman delivers a no-nonsense, both-feet-planted-on-the-ground biblical approach to the unseen world. Over 300,000 copies sold!

Cross Cultural Servanthood

Cross Cultural Servanthood Author Duane Elmer
ISBN-10 9780830874835
Year 2009-09-20
Pages 212
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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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. Unfortunately, all too often and even though we don't mean it, our actions communicate superiority, paternalism, imperialism and arrogance. Our best intentions become unintentional insults. 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. With careful biblical exposition and keen cross-cultural awareness, he shows how our actions and attitudes often contradict and offend the local culture. He offers principles and guidance for avoiding misunderstandings and building relationships in ways that honor others. Here is culturally-savvy insight into how we can follow Jesus' steps to become global servants. Whether you're going on your first short-term mission trip or ministering overseas for extended periods, this useful guide is essential reading for anyone who wants to serve effectively in international settings with grace and sensitivity.

Drumming Up Dialogue

Drumming Up Dialogue Author Patrick Wanakuta Baraza
ISBN-10 1462016219
Year 2011-07-25
Pages 420
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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If, as they say, we all come out of Africa, then somewhere in Kenya’s Rift Valley we first learned to live as human beings and we quickly learned to quarrel, too. Migration patterns within Kenya are as complicated as any in the U.S. or Europe and its multi-ethnic history is much, much longer. Fr. Baraza, knows both the brightness of human progress in a peaceful countryside as well as the shadows left by war and fighting. He writes about how to resolve conflicts and difficulties by people who have had long life experience. Drumming Up Dialogue applies the thinking of three leading writers in the field of conflict management to the Bukusu community of Kenya: philosopher Martin Buber, political scientist Fred Charles Iklé, and cultural anthropologist William Ury. These three theorists address the creating of peace between individuals, between opposing factions, and between countries and cultures. Drumming is a traditional Bukusu way of communication. Fr. Baraza uses the drum as a metaphor for the different ways dialogue can be used and interpreted. Baraza presents one of the very few studies of culture of the Bukusu people and the only one to address dialogue through their religions. Based upon the personal experiences and Baraza’s ongoing contact with his Bukusu people, Drumming Up Dialogue seeks to awaken us to the cultural values of the Bukusu and offer an alternative way to conflict resolution. Hilary Martin, PhD, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA

Re Entry

Re Entry Author Peter Jordan
ISBN-10 0927545403
Year 1992
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher YWAM Publishing
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"This is essential reading by everyone with a heart for missions; those who send, those who are sent and especailly those on the welcome committee when they return".........Garaham Kerr

God s Global Mosaic

God s Global Mosaic Author Paul-Gordon Chandler
ISBN-10 0830822518
Year 2000-01-06
Pages 142
Language en
Publisher IVP Books
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God's people around the world form a mosaic. Each piece of the picture is different but contributes to a beautiful portrait of who God is and what he is doing among his creation. As you learn from these many cultural expressions of Christianity, your own faith will be made more complete. Drawing from scriptural illustrations, Paul-Gordon Chandler highlights cultural themes and tells inspirational stories from believers around the world. Ranging from the streets of Hong Kong to the shores of a village in Guatemala, these stories illuminate each region's culture and history. You'll be drawn into the mystery of God with Christians in Eastern Europe. You'll learn perseverance from fellow believers in the Middle East. Latin American churches exuberantly share joy in Christ. And brothers and sisters in Africa, Asia and India also open their hearts to help you understand God from their point of view. As you begin to see God through the eyes of other Christians, new windows of devotion, encouragement and growth open. And you will see God--a God who is as big as the whole world--as you have never seen him before.

Helping Without Hurting in Short Term Missions

Helping Without Hurting in Short Term Missions Author Steve Corbett
ISBN-10 9780802490254
Year 2014-10-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Moody Publishers
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When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation with over 300,000 copies in print. This stand-alone resource applies the principles of that book specifically to short-term missions. Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions: Participant’s Guide aims to train and debrief team members, preparing them to do short-term missions as effectively as possible. To do this, it provides practical examples and guidelines for team members, and it creates interaction and reflection opportunities through questions and journaling. With eight units, six of which are built around free online video content, this book equips teams to avoid harming materially poor communities and to translate their experience into lasting and mutual engagement with missions and poverty alleviation. In conjunction with the separately available Leader’s Guide, it is an ideal resource for churches, Christian colleges, mission agencies, and missionaries.

Creating Understanding

Creating Understanding Author Donald K. Smith
ISBN-10 9780310531210
Year 1992
Pages 382
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Creating Understanding, a foundational book on which the enterprise of Christian ministry can be built, is a basic text and handbook for training and refining the skills of Christian communication.

Serving with Eyes Wide Open

Serving with Eyes Wide Open Author David A. Livermore
ISBN-10 9781441241139
Year 2012-12-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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Short-term mission trips are great ways to impact the kingdom. Yet they can lack effectiveness because of mistakes or naiveté on the part of participants. In this insightful and timely book, David A. Livermore calls us to serve with our eyes open to global and cultural realities so we can become more effective cross-cultural ministers. Serving with Eyes Wide Open is a must-have book for anyone doing a short-term mission or service project, whether domestic or overseas. Foreword by Paul Borthwick.

Preach and Heal

Preach and Heal Author Charles Fielding
ISBN-10 0976764563
Year 2008-07
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher
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"Can you imagine what would happen if we started mixing doctoring and church planting together? In the gospel of Luke, Jesus sent His disciples to preach the kingdom of God and heal the sick. Jesus practiced both. [This book] explores the ideology and practical ways for balanced ministry so that you can effectively reach the lost."--back cover.