Cross-Cultural Partnerships Navigating the Complexities of Money and Mission

ISBN-10: 0830837477

ISBN-13: 9780830837472

Edition: 2010

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Cross-cultural specialist Mary Lederleitner brings missiological and financial expertise to explain how global mission efforts can be funded with integrity, mutuality and transparency. Bringing together social science research, biblical principles and on-the-ground examples, she presents best practices for handling funding and finance.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 3/23/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 231
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Mary T. Lederleitner is a researcher, author, trainer and consultant for Wycliffe. Currently her focus is best practices related to cross-cultural ministry partnerships. She also develops resources to train missionaries and lay people for more effective cross-cultural ministry. Prior to serving in this role she was the Asia area finance manager and head of international audit. She has traveled extensively overseas and has been called upon to also assist a wide range of Christian non-profit ministries and churches. Before joining Wycliffe she served as a singles ministry coordinator at College Hill Presbyterian Church and Christ Church of Oak Brook, equipping lay people for ministry within the church and the surrounding community. Before entering ministry she became a certified public accountant and she served as a tax examiner for the Internal Revenue Service and the city of Cincinnati. She is pursuing a Ph.D. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Educational Studies and she holds a Masters Degree in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College. She is on the Advisory Board for EMIS, the organization that publishes EMQ (Evangelical Missions Quarterly) and Lausanne Pulse. She also serves on the board of Faith and Learning and the steering committee for COSIM (The Coalition on the Support of Indigenous Ministries) and MLN (Mission Leadership Network).

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Partnership, Money and Cultural Intelligence
Core Cultural Concepts
Is It "Mine" or "Ours"?
Communication and Harmony
Other Confusing Issues
Uprooting the Harmful
The Path to Premature Judgments
Paternalism Couched as Accountability
Common Unintended Consequences
Partnering in Better Ways
Biblical Foundations for Accountability
Contextualizing Accounting Processes
Fostering Dignity and Mutuality
Building Capacity and Sustainability
Redeeming Conflict
Choosing Your Method Carefully
Options If Designated Funds Are Misallocated
Options If Embezzlement or Fraud Occurs
Conclusion: How to Tell If Christ Is Lord of Your Partnership
Epilogue: Finding Grace in the Big Picture
Learning from the "Sister Church" Partnership
Facilitating a Culture of Fiscal Integrity
Recommendations for Further Reading
Notes
Bibliography
About the Author
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