Discipling in a Multicultural World
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Our multicultural world needs countercultural disciplers.
People from all over the world are coming to Christ from a variety of backgrounds. This requires more people who are willing to commit to the effort and sacrifice it takes to invest in new believers.
Rooted in over four decades of multicultural discipleship experience, Ajith Fernando offers biblical principles for discipling and presents examples showing how they apply to daily life and ministry. He addresses key cultural challenges, such as the value of honor and shame, honoring family commitments, and dealing with persecution, and helps us think realistically about the cost and commitment required for productive cross-cultural ministry. This practical guide to discipleship will help us help others grow into mature and godly followers of Christ.
Table of Contents:
Foreword by Robert E. Coleman
Bible Versions Used
Part 1: Introducing Spiritual Parenthood
- Spiritual Parenthood: So Needed, but Why So Neglected?
- Objections and Pitfalls
- Born into a Family, Incorporated into a Body
- Belonging to Two Families
- Facing Suffering, Persecution, and Loss of Honor
- Mission, Ambition, and Exhortation
Part 2: How Christians Change
- The Change Process
- Learning the Truth
- Confronting Guilt and Receiving Forgiveness
- Understanding Biblical Honor and Shame
- Experiencing Liberation and Power
- Healing for Wounds
Appendix 1: What We Aim for in Discipling
Appendix 2: Other Issues to Talk about During Meetings
Appendix 3: Ingredients Needed in a Follow-Up Course
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