Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mission, Communication, Worldview

Missional outreach in a pluralistic, post-modern, urban context is best accomplished by understanding and communicating through the hearer's worldview. This requires:

  • Measuring communications by what people hear, not by what we say;
  • Meeting people where they are, not where we are;
  • Recognizing worldview differences are not limited to race and ethnicity but include generational differences and social orientations;
  • Recognizing there is no 'right' worldview, just different ways of seeing the world;
  • Supporting, leveraging and connecting with hearers' relational networks, thereby enabling ministry to have the widest possible impact;
  • An emphasis upon incarnational and relational approaches to ministry.
Bonus points to whomever correctly guesses the source of this quote.

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