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Ministering Cross-Culturally: A Model for Effective Personal Relationships

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  9 reviews
With more than 125,000 copies in print, this model for effective personal relationships in a multicultural and multiethnic world has proven successful for many. On the occasion of its thirtieth anniversary, this contemporary classic has been thoroughly updated to reflect Sherwood Lingenfelter's mature thinking on the topic and to communicate with modern readers, helping th ...more
Kindle Edition, 146 pages
Published March 15th 2016 by Baker Academic
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Tyler Collins
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a very helpful overview of the implications and important mindset-shifts and strategies one must-have for fruitful cross-cultural ministry. A great tool for anyone about to engage in or planning on engaging in short or long term cross-cultural ministry in the future.

I read it in preparation for a mission trip with Christ Community Church, and it is also recommended reading for the Intercultural Experience course I am now taking.
Mike Haynes
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I found this book to be very helpful in bringing the issue of missions into an incarnational perspective. Very good in explaining the dichotomizing cultural tendencies of cultures as well as giving very helpful perspectives from his own personal experiences. I think the author accomplishes his goal for the book, (you’ll have to read and find out how) and is a great book for anyone who has a developing burden for cross-cultural service.
Nicolas Brown
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It's applicable regardless of whether you think you're ministering cross-culturally or not. I would recommend this as a life-awareness type of book. It can help your marriage, your workplace, and your paradigm of people-interaction. I will be referencing it often and probably reading it again in the future. ...more
Jamie Smith
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic resource for anyone in Christian ministry working closely with individuals from other cultures. Easy to read and clearly written by a well-informed author, this book focuses on those values and orientations most likely to cause distress in a counseling relationship or mission setting. I highly recommend this!
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ministry
A concise, useful tool for analyzing one's personal preferences and comparing them to the rudimentary values of another culture. And don't forget, every group of people—a company, a family, a church, a school—is another culture. ...more
Christa Bergquist
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Easy read with interesting case studies. I am planning to read through again after completing the self-diagnostic tool provided in the index.
lissette viana
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it

Unique approaches to a over looked perspective
Easy to understand
Real life examples
Great Resource
Useful in teaching others
Crioni Love
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Basic must read
Tara Guiffredo
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The book is meant as a guide into who we are as people and how that can affect our ministry overseas. The book gives examples of certain principles, which we will fall on either side of, and is meant to show us the kind of attitudes and behaviors we have. It is a great read if anyone is going on any kind of mission trip for any amount of time. It gives insight to other cultures and the culture shock we may experience.
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