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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 Preface 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 General Index Scripture Index