Leading Across Cultures: Effective Ministry and Mission in the Global Church

Leading Across Cultures: Effective Ministry and Mission in the Global Church

by James E. Plueddemann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0830825789

ISBN-13: 9780830825783

Pub. Date: 10/28/2009

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830825783
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Pages:
230
Sales rank:
565,547
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
IntroductionPart 1: Multicultural Leadership in the Worldwide Church
1 Leadership for a New Day in World Missions
2 My Pilgrimage in Leadership
3 Why Crosscultural Leadership? Part 2: Leadership and Culture
4 Leadership, Cultural Values and the Bible
5 Leadership and Context
6 Leadership and Power
7 Leadership and Individualism
8 Leadership and AmbiguityPart 3: Contextualizing Leadership
9 A Theology of Leadership
10 A Theory of LeadershipPart 4: Global Leadership in Practice
11 Developing Vision and Strategy
12 Developing Global Leaders
Epilogue: Leadership in the Global Church
Recommended Reading
Index

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