Want to dig deeper in the First Third conversation on mission?
A webinar from the Practice Discipleship Initiative by Dr. Colleen Windham Hughes, or California Lutheran University.
Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence by David A. Livermore (Apr 1, 2006)
Serving with Eyes Wide Open helps Christians understand the changing face of Christianity and how that affects short-term missions. In three parts, author David A. Livermore will take a broad look at what the twenty-first-century church is doing on the mission field, the assumptions people make about Christianity, and what it takes to adapt effectively to new cultural contexts. Perfect for all who engage in short-term missions trips–either at home or abroad–Serving with Eyes Wide Open will equip readers to serve more sensitively.
Cultural Intelligence: Improving Your CQ to Engage Our Multicultural World (Youth, Family, and Culture) by David A. Livermore and Chap Clark (Feb 1, 2009)
Twenty-first-century society is diverse, and Christians must be able to understand other cultures and communicate effectively between and among them. This new addition to the Youth, Family, and Culture series explores the much-needed skill of Cultural Intelligence (CQ), the ability to work effectively across national, ethnic, and even organizational cultures. While rooted in sound, scholarly research, Cultural Intelligence is highly practical and accessible to general readers. It will benefit students as well as guide ministry leaders interested in increasing their cultural awareness and sensitivity. Packed with assessment tools, simulations, case studies, and exercises, Cultural Intelligence will help transform individuals and organizations into effective intercultural communicators of the gospel.
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Understanding, Exploring, & Managing Bias and Burnout
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