Cross-cultural mission work requires that we learn to think missiologically. How does God’s Word impact the local culture? And how can the local culture reflect God’s character and adopt His principles into their local cultural setting? What worldview assumptions will impact how the Gospel is understood? And how can we present the Good News in a way that is both relevant and compelling to those we are serving? These and other questions are ones we must wrestle with as we introduce people from other cultures to a life-giving relationship with Jesus. Whether you’re new to contextualization or consider yourself a pro, we hope you will find these resources helpful.
At the Institute of World Mission, we have a passion to help Adventist missionaries grow as disciple-makers.
Our hearts go out to the many missionaries who become frustrated when traditional approaches (including proof-text Bible studies) fail them in oral, storytelling cultures.
We have prepared a webinar to help you combat this challenge.
Do we all read the Bible in the same way? Do we all glean the same insights from the Bible? To what extent does our culture impact what we see in the Scripture? What implications does this have to life and service of a missionary?
One of the five key goals for the Institute of World Mission is to help Adventist cross-cultural employees and missionaries think biblically about missions and its needs.