The First Half Of Discovering Missions

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The first half of Discovering Missions written by Culbertson and Gailey introduce the countless aspects of missions and related terminology in reference to missions. Throughout the book, the focus is then directed to the important factors that play a part in missions. Chapters eight through fourteen covers the importance of intercultural communication, volunteerism in mission, development of missionaries, the contrasting philosophies and strategies of mission, the new contexts from missions, the importance of mobilizing the local church and the changes affecting mission today. From this reading, I have learned the important factors that have an effect on missions and various ways in which they effect missions. Intercultural communication is a form of communication that aims to share information across different cultures and social groups. A form of communication is language. It is often viewed as an important factor in relation to the cultural perspective. The cultural perspective refers to the way that individuals are shaped by their environments as well as social and cultural factors. It affects how people relate to one another and their ability to communicate. Language is essential in the study and practice of global mission. It is of great importance in the study and practice of global mission that we are able to communicate effectively through having the knowledge of various languages. Being able to effectively communicate enables us to reach those who we are
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