Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility

By | July 10, 2019
Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility Author Duane Elmer
ISBN-10 0830833781
ISBN-13 9780830833788
Year 2006-03-16
Pages 212
Language English
Publisher IVP Books
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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

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