This well organised handbook challenges churches to reach out beyond their own culture. It is written by people with experience in cross cultural ministry in Australia and overseas. The six modules can be used by individuals or in small groups and provide clear steps for making the cross-over from an ethnically monocultural church to a warm and welcoming multicultural church. It is time for local churches in Australia to share in the exciting growth of the global church.
An effective multicultural team can bear witness to the fact that Jesus has the power to overcome cultural differences and national boundaries. But what does this look like? This book aims to look at the most common issues that face multicultural teams, and better equip team members and leaders to address them.
Written by psychiatrist and missionary Marjory Foyle drawn from decades of service in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Practical and compassionate, this book addresses issues such as depression, culture shock, occupational (including financial) stress, parental stress, stress and singleness, missionary marriages, missionary children, and re-entry stress.
With experience in ministry within Western and non-Western contexts, Christine Dillon has discovered Bible storying to be extremely effective – everyone loves a good story, and what better than the powerful true stories of the Bible? Includes practical guidance on how to shape a good story, how to do evangelism through storying and how to lead Bible discussions.
A profound book written by psychiatrist and missionary Marjory Foyle after decades of service in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Honourably Wounded: Stress among Christian workers was a joy to read. Marjory draws on personal experience, psychological research, biblical studies and academic literature to give practical advice on the prevention, detection and treatment of “psychological casualties.”
This is an excellent book for those who take discipling seriously. Dillon’s treatment of the subject is thoroughly Biblical, pastorally sensitive and eminently practical. The chapters on reading, understanding and applying the Bible are excellent. It’s not a naive book – it deals clearly and frankly with problems that can arise in discipling others, thus hopefully saving the diligent reader/discipler from some of the pitfalls. It’s not just a book about disicpling, it’s also about training those we disciple to be disciplers. Dillon’s experience in other cultures makes this book more readily usable in different cultural settings. This book is number 1 on my list of books to use for training people in discipling ministry. I’m recommending it to students training to be disciplers.