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

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

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

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

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Overview

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. Serving with Eyes Wide Open is a must-have book for anyone doing a short-term mission or service project, whether domestic or overseas. Foreword by Paul Borthwick.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801015199
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Edition description: Updated Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,050,247
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David A. Livermore, PhD, is a social scientist devoted to the topics of cultural intelligence (CQ) and global leadership and the author of several award-winning books. He is a founder of the Cultural Intelligence Center and professor of global leadership at Boston University. He is a frequent advisor and speaker to leaders in Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and governments and he has worked in more than 100 countries. Learn more at DavidLivermore.com

Table of Contents

Foreword Paul Borthwick 7

Preface 9

Acknowledgments 11

Introduction 13

Part 1 Looking through a Wide-Angle Lens: Globalization and the Church

1 One World: Snapshots of the Globe 21

2 One Church: The Changing Face of Christianity 33

Part 2 Conflicting Images: The North American Perspective versus the Majority World Church Perspective on Short-Term Missions

3 Motivation: "Missions Should Be Fun!" 47

4 Urgency: "Just Do It!" 59

5 Common Ground: "They Don't Fly Planes in India When It Rains" 67

6 The Bible: "Just Stick to the Bible and You Can't Go Wrong!" 77

7 Money: "They're So Happy" 89

8 Simplicity: "You're Either for Us or against Us!" 99

Part 3 Sharpening Our Focus and Service with Cultural Intelligence (CQ)

9 Try, Try Again: CQ Drive 113

10 Seek to Understand: CQ Knowledge 125

11 On Second Thought: CQ Strategy 141

12 Actions Speak Louder than Words: CQ Action 153

13 The Heart of the Matter: Shema 163

Appendix: Recommended Resources 179

Notes 183

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