Effective Intercultural Communication: A Christian Perspective
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With the development of instantaneous global communication, it is vital to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries. This addition to the acclaimed Encountering Mission series is designed to offer contemporary intercultural communication insights to mission students and practitioners. Features such as case studies, tables, figures, and sidebars are included, making the book useful for classrooms.

Leading Cross-Culturally: Covenant Relationships for Effective Christian Leadership

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As the US becomes more diverse, cross-cultural ministry is increasingly important for nearly all pastors and church leaders. Of particular concern is the issue of leadership--a difficult task made even more challenging in multicultural settings. Sherwood Lingenfelter helps the reader understand his or her own leadership culture (and its blind spots), examine it critically in light of Scripture, and become an effective learner of other cultural perspectives on leadership.

Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence

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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.

Cultural Intelligence: Improving Your CQ to Engage Our Multicultural World (Youth, Family, and Culture)

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Twenty-first-century society is diverse, and Christians must be able to understand other cultures and communicate effectively between and among them. Following up on the bestselling Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers, 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.

Building Cultural Intelligence in Church and Ministry: 10 Ways to Assess and Improve Cross-Cultural Competence in Church, Ministry and the Workplace

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The church today is gradually becoming a place where many diverse cultures meet to worship God. As we worship together, there are often challenges on how you build constructive friendship within these diverse cultures. The purpose of this book is to enable individuals and churches with diverse cultures to achieve local and global effectiveness and friendship in mission and ministry through cultural competence audit, assessments, and improvement. This book explores many themes within cultural intelligence. This study guidebook can be used as a read alone or within small groups and mission groups.

A Beginner's Guide to Crossing Cultures: Making Friends in a Multicultural World

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The global village has arrived. Recent census figures show that communities in the United States are more culturally and ethnically diverse than ever before. And you may be just one of many who find it challenging to build relationships with people from backgrounds unlike your own.How do you befriend an international student or a new coworker from a different country? What can you expect when your church building is shared with a congregation from another cultural group?Why are your words and actions sometimes misinterpreted by others?

Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility

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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.

Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church

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The United States is currently undergoing the most rapid demographic shift in its history. By 2050, white Americans will no longer comprise a majority of the population. Instead, they'll be the largest minority group in a country made up entirely of minorities, followed by Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans. From discussions about cultural and racial histories, to reviews of case-study churches and Christian groups that are succeeding in bridging ethnic divides, Rah provides a practical and hopeful guidebook for Christians wanting to minister more effectively in diverse settings.

Spiritual Survival Handbook for Cross-Cultural Workers

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The fight for survival is real. You serve-or are preparing to serve-in the spiritually desolate areas of our world. The elements you face each day are intense. What can you do to prepare for the challenges? Dr. Robert Miller presents a preparedness strategy for surviving the "wilderness" of ministry that is helpful for the new and the experienced alike

Intercultural Communication and Social Identities: A Cross-Cultural Research Through Gender Dogmatism in Its Relation to Intercultural Communication Competence

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The effect of religious dogmatism is widely apparent in many aspects of social and cultural life and has a remarkable influence on shaping, deconstructing, and reforming the ways in which the intercultural communication takes place. The identity development and performance through socialization is manifested through communication processes, and the contrasting verbal and nonverbal interaction signs cause the cross-cultural dialogues to stumble.The book is concerned with the religious substructures fostering specific gender norms which individuals will adopt even though they are restrictive and discriminatory norms.

Religion, Gender and Citizenship: Women of Faith, Gender Equality and Feminism (Citizenship, Gender and Diversity)

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How do religious women talk about and practise citizenship? How is religion linked to gender and nationality? What are their views on gender equality, women's movements and feminism? Via interviews with Christian and Muslim women in Norway, Spain and the UK, this book explores intersections between religion, citizenship, gender and feminism.

When Humans Unite: Making A World Without Borders

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The 21st Century Humanitarian Thinker Abhijit Naskar, also known as the Saint Scientist, delivers us a seminal piece of literature on the making of a united humanity. Here, Naskar points out in his ever-lucid and warm manner of writing, that without a real sense of oneness or unity within us humans, we would never be able to make the glorious idea of "world peace and harmony" an actual reality. He depicts in this magnificent humanitarian composition, that peace and harmony would automatically start to manifest all around us, once we realize our innate oneness as one humankind beyond all forms of sectarianism and act upon that realization.