Developing A Contextual Cross-Cultural Evangelism and Church Growth Strategy for the International Bible Church, Hampton, Georgia
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This dissertation intends to design a contextual strategy of cross-cultural evangelism and church growth. Chapter 1 provides the ministry context of the International Bible Church. It includes the purpose, goals, rationale, definitions, limitations, and research methodology. Chapter 2 presents the biblical and theological basis for doing cross-cultural evangelism. This covers Old and New Testaments characters who were involved in cross-cultural evangelism. Chapter 3 deals with the theoretical and sociological foundation of cross-cultural communication. It underscores the importance of understanding the cultural, historical, and religious backgrounds of the three racial components of the IBC. Chapter 4 describes the implementation of the project. The seminar covers three major topics: (1) evangelism (2) cross-cultural communication, and (3) discipleship and church growth. Chapter 5 presents evaluation and modifications of the project for future implementation. This project affirms the increasing necessity and urgency to be equipped for cross-cultural evangelism in response to a growing multi-racial population.