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Cross-Cultural Servanthood Chapter Summary

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Introduction The book I am going to critique is “Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility. The author is Duane H. Elmer (Ph.D., Michigan State U.) who is director of the Ph.D. program in educational studies and is the G. W. Aldeen Chair of International Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Elmer starts the book by saying that Servanthood can be a burden and challenging. It is so true because just encountering people anytime can be overwhelming, but to tackle them in another culture is even more stressful to many. Since more cultures are crossing geographical boundaries, it seems that it would be much easier to be a servant for Christ. Elmer says, the “focus is relational…show more content…
This is a way to accomplish an effective servanthood ministry. Elmer wrote about God and His message according to the Bible. The challenges that goes along with cross cultural ministry and how to be able to communicate to others of another culture. Jesus’s examples in the Bible and the challenges He had to deal with can help to accomplish a better understanding in ministering to other cultures. Summary In this book, “Cross-Cultural Servanthood”, Elmer have 14 chapters to this book, but he has divided the chapters into three different parts. The first part is dealing with the basic perspectives concerning servanthood. Elmer quotes, “Servanthood: It’s burden and challenge”, and Humility. Elmer tells us that our first model for servanthood is Jesus. “He also says, “we must follow him in his humble servant role, not in his Lord and Christ roles.” The next section is pertaining to the process in servant hood. There are seven steps of process: • Openness •
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