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  • Our Culture Series

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on May 21, 2002
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,547 views

    A whistlestop tour of the factors that have made us and our culture (in the UK) as we are. (turned us into individualists and consumers, basically!)

    Our culture. WBC 12/5/02 am Seeker Service Judges 2:8-16 I’ve wanted to say something to you on this subject for some time - understanding who we are… and what made us like this… brought us here is - so very important - SO fascinating! 1 Are things worse? Here’s the big question. Are ...read more

  • Leadership Changes Across Culture

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 11, 2001
    based on 49 ratings
     | 2,378 views

    Leadership should adjust itself to the cultural context so as to be the best servant leadership following the example of Jesus Christ who humbled himself and became like a man. Leadership Changes Across Culture

    LEADERSHIP CHANGES ACROSS CULTURES Quote: Jesus said, "Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men. And they left everything and followed Him." (Matt 4:19,20) Introduction - Trying to work in another culture with your own cultural values of leadership can be frustrating, counter-productive, ...read more

  • Traditional & Cultural Factors

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,192 views

    Traditional & Cultural Factors in Growing and Planting Churches How To Evangelize a People Using Their Traditions

    Traditional & Cultural Factors in Growing and Planting Churches How To Evangelize a People Using Their Traditions Learning Objectives 1. The students will explain how to evangelize a people group with a knowledge of their traditions. 2. The students will discuss in a short paper ...read more

  • Being Jesus In The Quicksand Of Culture Series

    Contributed by Darrin Koone on May 10, 2002
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,767 views

    A study of Christianity in the Postmodern age and how to be culturally relavent.

    I use the term quicksand because it has a scary connotation of being caught in something that I have no control over. Yet I have always heard that the best thing to do if your caught in it is to stay calm because all the flailing around we tend to due when we’re scared just causes us to sink ...read more

  • Being Culturally Relevant

    Contributed by Ronald Ferrell on Oct 10, 2002
    based on 240 ratings
     | 40,326 views

    With so many changes taking place in our culture today, IS THE CHURCH KEEPING PACE? Our MESSAGE must never change, but our METHODS do in order to reach the culture we’ve been commissioned to reach.

    October 13, 2002 – Covington, IN BEING CULTURALLY RELEVANT 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 It is a common mistake. Pastors and churches can be trapped by this misunderstanding and never know it. Specifically, that the church must do little more than open its doors on Sunday, and the non-Christian ...read more

  • Avoid The Culture Of Godlessness Series

    Contributed by Chris Santasiere on Dec 5, 2002
    based on 170 ratings
     | 10,718 views

    Our effectiveness as Christians hinges on our ability to avoid the culture of godlessness.

    “How To Become An Effective Christian” AVOID THE CULTURE OF GODLESSNESS! II Timothy 3:1-9 Introduction We live in a culture that is constantly changing. The majority of religious people in our country would stand before you and tell you that our culture and society is 100% corrupt and evil. ...read more

  • How To Conduct Cross-Cultural Research

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,871 views

    The decisions we make are only as good as the information we based them on,’’ said a famous man. If we are trying to catch fish it makes sense that we will want to know something about the animal. What type of fish are we looking for? What are his feedin

    HOW TO CONDUCT CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH Learning Objectives 1. Analyze why we should conduct cross- cultural research? 2. Learn the components of research. 3. Discover the Biblical basis of research. 4. Describe some of the errors to avoid in research. 5. Understand how to ...read more

  • How To Culturally Adapt Your Communications

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 15, 2001
    based on 50 ratings
     | 1,722 views

    Paul learned how to adapt his communications to maximize its effects with the Athenians. We too should ask the Holy Spirit to direct our communications for its greatest results. The Spirit is able to empower, enable and influence the outcome of our commun

    CULTURALLY ADAPT YOUR COMMUNICATION Illustration: The Importance of Good Communications:Professional golfer Tommy Bolt was playing in Los Angeles and had a caddy with a reputation of constant chatter. Before they teed off, Bolt told him, "Don’t say a word to me. And if I ask you something, ...read more

  • Answering Our Culture #1: Be Prepared Series

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jul 21, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 6,598 views

    First in a series about answering the objections our culture has to Christianity - this one about how people will turn from truth.

    Answering Our Culture #1 – Be Prepared 2 Timothy 4:1-4 July 21, 2002 Introduction God has been reminding me of something lately. When God called me here, it was with the idea that God wanted to help this church become a tool that God could use to bring many people to Christ. And I ...read more

  • Using Power Evangelism In Cross - cultural Communications

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 11, 2001
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,952 views

    Cross-cultural communicators, in the past, have sadly neglected the issue of spiritual-power thinking that the use of reasonable Christianity is the best way to produce change. However, in most non-western societies, the issue of power is central to most

    USING POWER EVANGELISM IN CROSS -CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS Illustration;About 40 percent of Americans characterize the nation’s moral values as "poor" and 41 percent say the state of moral values is "only fair." Only 18 percent rank the situation as "good" or "excellent." Weekly church ...read more

  • Enhancing Cross-Cultural Evangelism With Spirit Led Ceremonies

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 11, 2001
    based on 9 ratings
     | 917 views

    Enhancing Cross-Cultural Evangelism With the Use of Spirit Led Ceremonies

    ENHANCING CROSS-CULTURAL EVANGELISM WITH CEREMONIES Introduction - In a cross-cultural evangelism class one of the students shared an interesting case study of how a deficient understanding of the importance of ceremonies hindered the spread of the gospel in Kaduna State, Nigeria. In Dumi ...read more

  • Answering Our Culture #2: "There Is No Absolute Truth" Series

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jul 27, 2002
    based on 131 ratings
     | 9,822 views

    Second in a series answering the objections our culture brings against Christianity.

    Answering Our Culture #2 – There is No Absolute Truth John 8:31-21 John 14:6 July 28, 2002 [NOTE: this message is the result of reading a number of different sources, especially True for You, but Not for Me, by Paul Copan (1998, Bethany House Publishers), and Rick Warren’s message, THE ...read more

  • "All Roads Do Not Lead To Rome"

    Contributed by Ron Newton on Aug 7, 2003
    based on 139 ratings
     | 6,953 views

    Contending for the faith in a post-christian culture.

    Introduction 1. Illus...”Go forth and Sin” by Lynn Vincent from ‘World’, August 2, 2003. “When officials announced the vote tally on June 8, thunderous applause showered the crowd at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Concord, N.H. The occasion: Episcopalians in the diocese of New Hampshire ...read more

  • How Decision-Making Styles Affect Cross-Cultural Evangelistic Methods

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 11, 2001
    based on 35 ratings
     | 3,319 views

    Helping people make decisions is at the very heart of evangelism. This made me wonder why nearly all of Christ’s evangelism endeavors varied to best suit the hearer’s decision-making processes? In each case Jesus took into consideration the patterns of th

    HOW DECISION-MAKING STYLES AFFECT CROSS-CULTURAL EVANGELISTIC METHODS Introduction - Helping people make decisions is at the very heart of evangelism. This made me wonder why nearly all of Christ’s evangelism endeavors varied to best suit the hearer’s decision-making processes? In each case ...read more

  • Answering Our Culture #5: "Jesus Is Not The Only Way To God Series

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 26, 2002
    based on 51 ratings
     | 4,090 views

    Fifth in the series aimed at answering objections. This one discusses exclusivity, and that people feel sincerity is the main issue.

    Answering Our Culture #5 – “Jesus is Not the Only Path to God.” (Sincerity is All That Matters) John 14:6; 3:35-36; Acts 4:12 August 25, 2002 NOTE: SOME OF THE MATERIAL FOR THIS MESSAGE WAS FOUND IN PAUL COPAN’S BOOK "TRUE FOR YOU, BUT NOT FOR ME." (1998; BETHANY HOUSE ...read more