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CMIN 201 (Sp '15) T02 - Key Terms Used in Global Missions

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Hartmut Scherer

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Transcript of CMIN 201 (Sp '15) T02 - Key Terms Used in Global Missions

Sources and Image Credits
Defining Multicultural, Cross-cultural, and Intercultural; http://www.united-church.ca/files/intercultural/multicultural-crosscultural-intercultural.pdf.
Highlighting some thoughts from chapter 2 of
Introduction to Global Missions
by Pratt, Sills and Walters.
Key Terms Used in
Language Families
Major family groups of the world; http://2012books.lardbucket.org/books/regional-geography-of-the-world-globalization-people-and-places/section_04/cf70078db21bc0c82dd48624e9f86814.jpg.
"The greater tragedy of the world today is not that it is 'unreached' but rather that it is undiscipled..." (Global Missions, 20)
Unreached or Undiscipled?
If a people group is declared "reached"
Discipleship group: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jubilatewest/2854371317.
If a people group is
reached," they lack:
- Bibles in their language
- sound churches
- discipled members
- biblically qualified,
trained leaders
No more missionaries will be send!
multicultural communities
, we live alongside one another.
cross-cultural communities
, there is some reaching across boundaries.
In intercultural communities, there is comprehensive mutuality, reciprocity, and equality.
Cultural Relativism
"Cultural relativism
refers to the mutual respect that flows from understanding that unless God’s Word speaks to an issue, a particular culture’s expression of it may not be wrong, just different." (
Global Missions
, 25)
Ethnolinguistic group
"This term refers to a people group with its own language or dialect. Every culture, or ethnic group, holds a unique worldview." (
Global Missions
, 25f)
"The conceptual designs, the definitions by which people order their lives, interpret their experiences, and evaluate the behavior of others." (
Global Missions
, 23)
] is what we think with, not what we think about. It is the mental picture of reality we use to make sense of the world around us. . . . Notice that worldview is not what we think about the world but rather the lens through which we see it. . . . much like your eyes." (
Global Missions
, 27)
The Great Commission - we are to reach
teach them. (
Global Missions
, 28)
Unreached people group
"number of Evangelical Christians is less than 2% of its population" (
Global Missions
, 29)
Unengaged, unreached people group (UUPG)
"there is no church planting methodology consistent with Evangelical faith and practice under way" (
Global Missions
, 29)
Four essential elements of effective engagement
- apostolic effort in residence
- commitment to work in the local language
and culture
- commitment to long-term ministry
- sowing in a manner consistent with the goal of
seeing a Church Planting Movement emerge
Global Missions
, 29)
10/40 Window
"An imaginary box that encloses an area of the globe from 10 degrees north of the equator to 40 degrees north of the equator, and from Northwest Africa to East Asia. (
Global Missions
, 30)
Majority world
"It's the largest demographic block in the world outside Europe and North America."
Global Missions
, 31)
"[Oral learners] is the designation that emerged for those people who cannot read or write the languages they speak."
(Global Missions, 32)
Preliterate cultures
"In these cultures the written word is not valued, learning is not linear, and even when literacy is achieved, it is typically not highly valued within the culture." (
Global Missions
, 34)
Chronological Bible Storying
"This is the practice of crafting stories from key biblical passages." (
Global Missions
, 34)
Learning in oral cultures
"Another key phrase for ministry in oral cultures is watch and do. Oral cultures learn through modeling in a mentoring or master-apprentice model of instruction."
Global Missions
, 35)
Contextual teaching tools
"They are highly effective in oral cultures. These include drama, songs, proverbs, and riddles." (
Global Missions
, 35)
"Catechisms are used in some traditions as a teaching model, but with oral culture instruction the teacher uses it as a hook to hang other truths upon in the teaching session." (
Global Missions
, 35)
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