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Cross-Cultural Partnerships Navigating the Complexities of Money and Mission

Cross-Cultural Partnerships Navigating the Complexities of Money and Mission

by Mary T. Lederleitner and Duane Elmer

One of the biggest challenges in global mission work is money—not merely the need for it, but working through cross-cultural differences surrounding how funds are used and accounted for. Cross-cultural missteps regarding financial issues can derail partnerships between supporting churches and agencies and national leaders on the ground. North Americans don… Read more…

Cross-Cultural Connections Stepping Out and Fitting In Around the World

Cross-Cultural Connections Stepping Out and Fitting In Around the World

by Duane Elmer

With the new realities of global interconnectedness comes a greater awareness of cultural diversity from place to place. Besides differences in food and fashion, we face significant contrasts of cultural orientation and patterns of thinking. As we travel across cultures, what should we expect? How do we deal with culture shock? And can we truly connect with … Read more…

Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility

Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility

by Duane Elmer

Duane Elmer asked people around the world how they felt about Western missionaries. The response? "Missionaries could be more effective if they did not think they were better than us." The last thing we want to do in cross-cultural ministry is to offend people in other cultures. Unfortunately, all too often and even though we don't mean it, o… Read more…