Global Missiology English, Vol 3, No 15 (2018)

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Worldview: A Vulnerable Mission Ingredient - by Fred Lewis

Fred Lewis - Eur. Christian Mission(NA); Book Rev'w Ed., EMS Oc Bul'n;


I offer three illustrations for each of three aspects of worldview: values, beliefs and emotions. A culture's concept of worldview affects the whole culture. Thus, a practitioner of vulnerable mission must learn not merely a culture's worldview but the whole culture, including the local language, in order to adapt life and ministry to local realities. Although the rationale for vulnerable mission is often based on pragmatic grounds, I offer one drawn from the example of Christ. That rationale is reflected in AVM's new purpose statement.