Cultural Insights for Christian Leaders: New Directions for Organizations Serving God's Mission

Cultural Insights for Christian Leaders: New Directions for Organizations Serving God's Mission


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This volume helps leaders and leaders-in-training become students of culture who can then contextualize what they learn for their own organizational settings. Douglas McConnell, a respected leader in the worlds of missiology and higher education, enables readers to understand intercultural dynamics so they can shape their organizational cultures and lead their organizations in a missional direction. This is the latest volume in an award-winning series emphasizing mission as partnership with Christians around the globe.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801099656
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/17/2018
Series: Mission in Global Community
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Douglas McConnell (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of leadership and intercultural studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He previously served as dean of the School of Intercultural Studies and as provost at Fuller. He is the coauthor of The Changing Face of World Missions.

Table of Contents


Series Preface
1. Thinking Missiologically: Implications for Leadership and Organizations
2. Culture and Human Nature: The Complex Unity of Human Organizations
3. Caring about Members and Others as People: Notions of Self and Others
4. Learning Culture Naturally: Imitation and Rituals
5. Authority and Culture: Whom Do You Trust?
6. Intercultural Realities: Four Worlds of Christian Organizations
7. Leading in Context: Cultural Influence and Intercultural Leadership
8. Responding Missionally: Learning into Practice

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