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What is leadership? No doubt people will define it differently. But this is as it should be for we live in a multi-cultural world that requires not only different understandings, but an understanding of how those assumptions will affect if, and how people will follow a leader.

Mono-cultural leaders effective as they have been are now not only outdated, the very instruments that were so effective will now work against their leadership in multi-cultural context. Where to go from here?In Leading Across Cultures: Effective Ministry and Mission in the Global Church develops theories on how Christian can penetrate the cultural divide by examining how we should understand the nature of leadership abstractly, as well as the ways our cultural understandings need to be adjusted for use in other contexts. This is further grounded in a highly developed theology of leadership, rooted in the biblical paradigm.

This book promises to be a valuable resource for anyone who wants to be involved in cross-cultural ministry, whether in overseas missions, multi-ethnic churches, or any other kind of multi-cultural ministry. It will also be particularly informative and helpful for missions organizations in seeking to establish training standards for missionary work, and for vetting possible candidates.

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Format: PDF Download
Vendor: IVP Academic
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9780830866304
ISBN-13: 9780830866304
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The worldwide church is more interconnected than ever before, with missionaries going from everywhere to everywhere. Africans work with Australians in India. Koreans plant churches in London and Los Angeles. But globalization also creates challenges for crosscultural tension and misunderstandings, as different cultures have conflicting assumptions about leadership values and styles.Missiologist James E. Plueddemann presents a roadmap for crosscultural leadership development in the global church. With keen understanding of current research on cultural dynamics, he integrates theology with leadership theory to apply biblical insights to practical issues in world mission.Savvy discernment of diverse cultural underpinnings allows multicultural teams to work together with mutual respect for more effective ministry. The author shows how leaders can grow from an individualistic egocentric practice of leadership to a more global-centric approach.The future of the global church depends on effective multicultural leadership. God has called people from various contexts to minister and lead in every land for the sake of the gospel. Whether you are teaching English in China, directing information technology in Africa or pastoring a multiethnic church in North America, discover how you can better work and lead across cultures.

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