The aspect that needs training, more than any other, in cross-cultural workers, is attitude. … But there is a particular perspective, a certain capacity, without which entering a new culture to bring the gospel is impossible. The requisite capacity is an ability to handle grey (anyone crossing cultures quickly learns that not everything is black […]
God is working in the world (Missio Dei). Our role is to join in with what He is doing. Andy McCullough taught at the Unreached Network Residential (September 2021) on the Mission of God and 9 names of God in Isaiah chapter 40 to 66. Each track can be used as a 10-15 minute devotional […]
God is at work in some of the most marginalised places on the planet, bringing people who are poor to know and love him and transforming their lives in the process. But what is the true nature of poverty? What does God have to say about those who are poor and about how we should […]
None of us are culture-free. We live in a particular culture in a particular time. The gospel is the answer to the primary need of every person in every culture. However, how do we live and communicate the truth of the gospel in the specific culture that we are living? In this module you will […]
This module is focused on the key role of sending churches and the importance of sending and supporting cross cultural workers well. This module has both teaching, on the importance of pastoral support and care, as well as case studies from churches that are experienced at doing this.
The #margins2mic series of videos brings together voices from across the Newfrontiers family, and from across the world.
The aim of this course is to increase your desire to share your faith with Muslim friends and acquaintances and to help you feel more confident about doing so.
The phrase goes, unless you know the questions that people are asking you cannot answer them. When entering a new culture, there will be different ways of viewing the world and different key questions that people are asking in order to make sense of the world. In this module we will explore worldview and key grids that many people interpret the world through. We’ll look at honour and shame, the importance of reciprocal relationships and the importance of narrative and story telling.
In March 2015, David Devenish taught a whole day on culture and contextualisation, outlining why he thinks it is essential not just for those working in international contexts, but increasingly for churches to reach the communities around us. It consists of 8 teaching sessions.
It was Benjamin Franklin who said that, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” This is true when considering moving overseas: it is essential to prepare. The Importance of Preparation modules help you think about some of the key things to consider as you prepare to move overseas. These modules are less theologically […]
What is the biblical basis and priority of mission? In this module we’ll look at how scripture itself ignites the flame for mission and gives a mandate for the gospel to reach the ends of the earth. Scripture does not give an exact blueprint of how cross-cultural mission is to take place. There will always […]
When you became a follower of Jesus, God drew you into his global mission. God’s passion is for his glory to fill the earth as the waters cover the sea and for the gospel to reach all peoples. God chooses ordinary men and women and calls them to partner in this mission. In this module we’ll look at calling in scripture, how to know if God is calling you, key aspects of calling and how calling develops, as well as hearing testimonies of how others who are now serving overseas were called by God.