Missional Principles for a Diverse World. 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.
"I know of no one more capable of writing a book on cross-cultural discipleship than Charles Davis. His strong desire for church renewal and his vast global experience uniquely qualify him to write this book. One wonders what the world would look like if a billion people who call themselves Christian would profoundly grow as disciples of Jesus. Not only does Davis share his passion and experience, but he also sets forth practical multicultural principles of discipleship. Leaders in the global church, including the church in the United States, need to read this book." â€”Jim Plueddemann, former international director of SIM
1. Introduction: My Journey as Disciple and Disciple-Maker
2. What Is a Disciple, Anyway?
3. Disciples Let God Lead from the Invisible World
4. Disciples Hear and Obey
5. Disciples Develop Relational Interdependence
6. Disciples Do What Love Requires
7. Disciples Make Disciples
8. Leaders Equip Disciples for Ministry
9. Disciples Live an Undivided Life
10. Disciples Engage in Personal and Cultural Transformation
11. Disciples Keep the End in Mind
12. Disciples Organize Flexibly and Purposefully
13. Glimpses of a Disciple-Making Community
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