Cultural Insights for Christian Leaders

New Directions for Organizations Serving God’s Mission

series: Mission in Global Community

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This volume helps leaders and leaders-in-training become students of culture who can then contextualize what they learn for their own organizational settings. Missiologist Douglas McConnell considers how new insights from cognitive studies in anthropology and psychology impact our understanding of the role of Christian organizations. He explores culture and human nature as the context underlying all the various worlds in which leaders serve. Cultural Insights for Christian Leaders enables readers to understand intercultural dynamics so they can shape their organizational cultures and lead their organizations in a missional direction.
This latest volume in an award-winning series that emphasizes mission as partnership with Christians around the globe will appeal to professors and students of leadership, mission, and intercultural studies; pastors and leaders of Christian organizations; and mission organizations and training institutions.

About the Series
The Mission in Global Community series reframes missiological themes and studies for students under the common rubric of mission as partnership with Christians throughout the global community. Series authors draw upon their own global experiences and those of their global colleagues to illumine present realities and chart a course into the future. Series editors are Scott W. Sunquist, dean of the School of Intercultural Studies and professor of world Christianity at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Amos Yong, director of the Center for Missiological Research and professor of theology and mission at Fuller Theological Seminary.


Series Preface
1. Thinking Missiologically: Implications for Leadership and Organizations
2. Culture and Human Nature: The Complex Unity of Human Organizations
3. Caring about Members and Others as People: Notions of Self and Others
4. Learning Culture Naturally: Imitation and Rituals
5. Authority and Culture: Whom Do You Trust?
6. Intercultural Realities: Four Worlds of Christian Organizations
7. Leading in Context: Cultural Influence and Intercultural Leadership
8. Responding Missionally: Learning into Practice

The Author

  1. Douglas McConnell

    Douglas McConnell

    Douglas McConnell (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of leadership and intercultural studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He previously served as dean of the School of Intercultural Studies and as provost at Fuller....

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