Churches, cultures & leadership : a practical theology of congregations and ethnicities / Mark Lau Branson & Juan Francisco Martínez.Material type: TextPublisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP Academic, Copyright date: ©2011Description: 1 online resource (277 pages) : illustrationsContent type:
- online resource
- Churches, cultures and leadership
- 259.089/00973 22
- BV639.M56 B73 2011eb
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-265) and indexes.
pt. I. Theology and context. Practical theology and multicultural initiatives ; Missional ecclesiology and church context ; Sociocultural structures, ethnicity and churches -- pt. II. Sociocultural perspectives. Worldviews, reality and assumptions ; Language, gestures and power ; Defining social relations ; Self-perception and individuality ; Perception and thinking -- pt. III. Leadership, communication and change. Intercultural communication ; Leading change ; Practices for the calling.
As the church continues to hear and heed Christ's call to reflect the multi-ethnic character of his people, pastors and leaders need to gain skills and competencies to serve in those contexts. Juan Martinez and Mark Branson have written this book to equip such leaders to create environments that make God's reconciling initiatives apparent in church life and in our mission engagement with neighborhoods and cities.
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