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Churches, cultures & leadership : a practical theology of congregations and ethnicities

Author: Mark Lau Branson; Juan Francisco Martínez
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Academic, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Lau Branson; Juan Francisco Martínez
ISBN: 9780830839261 0830839267
OCLC Number: 670478889
Description: 271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: Churches, cultures and leadership
Responsibility: Mark Lau Branson & Juan Francisco Martínez.
Local System Bib Number:
227680

Abstract:

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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