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

ISBN-10: 0801066166
ISBN-13: 9780801066160
Edition: 2006
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Description: More than one million people participate in short-term mission projects outside of North America every year--and millions more are involved in domestic cross-cultural missions right here at home. This is encouraging news. But the work is not done.  More...

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List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Baker Books
Publication date: 4/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

More than one million people participate in short-term mission projects outside of North America every year--and millions more are involved in domestic cross-cultural missions right here at home. This is encouraging news. But the work is not done. There are weaknesses in our approach and practice. And these volunteers need resources to help them prepare for effective cross-cultural engagement.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.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Looking through a Wide-Angle Lens: Globalization and the Church
One World: Snapshots of the Globe
One Church: The Changing Face of Christianity
Conflicting Images: Americans' vs. Nationals' Perspectives on Short-Term Missions
Motivation: "Missions Should Be Fun!"
Urgency: "Just Do It!"
Common Ground: "They Don't Fly Planes in India When It Rains"
The Bible: "Just Stick to the Bible and You Can't Go Wrong!"
Money: "They're So Happy"
Simplicity: "You're Either for Us or against Us!"
Sharpening Our Focus and Service with Cultural Intelligence (CQ)
Seek to Understand: Knowledge CQ
On Second Thought: Interpretive CQ
Try, Try Again: Perseverance CQ
Actions Speak Louder than Words: Behavioral CQ
The Heart of the Matter: Shema
Recommended Resources
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