Preparing to Serve
Subtitle
Training for Cross-Cultural Mission
Subject
Cross-Cultural Mission
Description
The author’s study of missionary training has taken him all over the world. In this work, he shares lessons learned from both Western and non-Western missionary training regarding training, clear objectives, getting started, the profile of a trainer, selecting trainees, the marks of effective training, holistic equipping, contextualized curriculum, and careful assessment of the entire training process.
Abstract
This book is written for those who want to take the task of training missionaries seriously, who are convinced that adequate time must be set aside for missionary preparation, and who are also convinced that theological education of itself is not sufficient preparation for ministry in another culture. Topics covered include the need for training, clear objectives, getting started, the profile of a trainer, selecting trainees, the marks of effective training, wholistic equipping, contextualized curriculum, and careful assessment of the entire training process. Lessons learned from both Western and non-Western missionary training are worked out in practice. Helpful questionnaires and resource materials for those setting up training programs are included.
Content
Foreword - David Tai-Woong Lee
Author's Preface
The World Evangelical Fellowship Missions Commission
1. The Need for Training
2. Examples From the Two-Thirds World
3. The Nature of the Training
4. Getting Started
5. Who Does the Training?
6. Choosing the Right Students
7. Planning the Curriculum
8. Wholistic Training
9. Training and Culture
10. Training and Pastoral Care
11. Evaluation and Development
Conclusion
Appendices
1. Questionnaire for IMTF-Related Missionary Training Centres
2. Wholistic Training
3. Practical Courses
4. Key Doctrinal Issues
5. Library for a Missionary Candidate
6. Student Evaluation of Lecture Courses and Assignments
Bibliography
Index
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Posted : 2012-04-16 03:32:37 GMT
Author/Authors : David C. Harley
Publishers : William Carey Library
ISBN Number : 9780878082603

Total Views : 3024
Total Downloads : 1848

Publication Date : 1995
Revision Date : 2001