African Christian Leadership

African Christian Leadership

Author by : Robert Priest
Language : en
Publisher by : Langham Publishing
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Description : Do you wish you had a better understanding of the issues and questions African Christians face as they seek to live out their faith in their cultural context? Do you wonder how Africans themselves frame these questions and their answers? Would you like access to actual research that can confirm your own experience or bring new information to your attention that would deepen and broaden your understanding? This unique book, the product of a multiyear study and survey sponsored by the Tyndale House Foundation, offers insights into all these questions and more. Featuring input from over 8,000 African survey participants and 57 in-depth interviews, it provides invaluable insight and concise analysis of the dynamics of the development of African Christian leaders today.


Factors In Cameroonian Christian Leadership For Bible Translation

Factors In Cameroonian Christian Leadership For Bible Translation

Author by : George Frederick Shultz
Language : en
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Description : The leadership of SIL International in Africa is, for the most part, non-African. In this era of the expansion of the global church of Jesus Christ, it is appropriate for local Christians to have leadership roles in SIL to complete the Bible translation task in contextually appropriate ways. The purpose of this research project is to study the lives of Cameroonian leaders involved in Bible translation to identify salient spiritual, cultural, and behavioral factors that made them to succeed or fail as leaders. I also studied leadership competencies for effective leadership in the Bible translation ministry and SIL leadership values. This research is intended to contribute to the selection of more African men and women to assume leadership in SIL in Africa. Multiple-case study research enabled me to develop focused life histories of six leaders in Bible translation and language development work at the local and national level in Cameroon. Focus group research helped me to confirm and expand the findings of the multiple-case study. I surveyed SIL workers across Africa to understand their leadership values and attitudes. I did archival research to understand official SIL values and policies relating to leadership. And I researched relevant literature to understand leadership theory, cultural theory, and current missiological thinking on the topics of leadership theory and cross-cultural leadership. The ethnographic research enabled me to identify leadership development factors and competencies for Cameroonian Christian leaders, which I described as a conceptual framework of leadership. I compared this framework with other leadership models to formulate a synthetic model for effective African Christian leadership in global contexts. Comparing this model with SIL leadership values, I developed an African model of leadership for SIL, which is the basis for a leadership selection and development model that can help SIL to engage more African leaders. This research contributes to leadership development and effective leadership as it relates to the church in Africa and to the Bible translation ministry. It also expands the literature on Christian leadership selection and formation, and the models of effective leadership in global contexts.


Christianity In South Africa

Christianity In South Africa

Author by : Richard Elphick
Language : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : "At a strategic time in South Africa's history, the Christian history which is absolutely basic to all developments, is presented in a comprehensive and objective way. Too little attention is given to the influence of religion in socio-political accounts. This is a creative and much-needed contribution to scholarship and general knowledge. . . . An outstanding work."--Dean S. Gilliland, Fuller Theological Seminary


A Study Of Current Leadership Styles In The North African Church

A Study Of Current Leadership Styles In The North African Church

Author by : Farida Saïdi
Language : en
Publisher by : Langham Publishing
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Description : Indigenous church leadership is a new phenomenon in North Africa. Until recently, non-Muslim background believers were the only leaders of churches in this region. With the current growth of national churches there are increasingly more leaders from a Muslim background leading to a diverse range of leadership styles. This publication, a first of its kind to specifically explore church leadership in North Africa, investigates common values, beliefs and cultures among church leaders. Using four identified leadership styles the author further expands by looking at the impact they have on congregations, society and the future development of church leaders in the region.


African Christian Theologies And The Impact Of The Reformation

African Christian Theologies And The Impact Of The Reformation

Author by : Heinrich Bedford-Strohm
Language : en
Publisher by : LIT Verlag Münster
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Description : One of the strongest heritages of the Reformation for Christianity was to return to the central role given to the Bible, translated in local dialects. Christianity expanded thanks to the translation of the Bible in vernacular languages worldwide. Most importantly, the people who had been victims of prejudices of race supremacy could now have access to God in their own language, culture, and idioms without intermediaries. It is largely thanks to Bible translations that the majority of those churches in Africa, born of European mission activities, continued to develop positively after the end of the colonial age, and that independent African churches emerged. (Series: Theology in the Public Square / Theologie in der Ã?Â?ffentlichkeit, Vol. 10) [Subject: African Studies, Christian Studies]


African Christianity

African Christianity

Author by : Paul Gifford
Language : en
Publisher by : C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
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Description : This text analyzes African Christianity in the mid-1990s, against the background of the continent's current social, economic and political circumstances. Paul Gifford employs concepts taken from political economy to shed light on the current dynamics of African churches and churchgoers, and assesses their different contributions in political developments since 1989. He also evaluates the Churches' role in promoting a civil society in Africa. Four detailed case-studies - Ghana, Uganda, Zambia and Cameroon - cover all strands of Christianity: Catholic, Evangelical, mainline Protestant, Pentecostal and Independent. These serve as detailed analyses of the state of the churches in each country and suggest more general patterns operating widely across sub-Saharan Africa.


Christianity In Africa And The African Diaspora

Christianity In Africa And The African Diaspora

Author by : Roswith Gerloff
Language : en
Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : An exploration of the rapid development of African Christianity, offering an analysis and interpretation of its movements and issues.


Social Cultural Anthropology

Social Cultural Anthropology

Author by : George Allan Phiri
Language : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Effective communication with the African society in the field of missions, church planting, and social development work has been and continues to be a great challenge, particularly to people from western cultural and language orientation. Africans are a we rather than I and a depended on rather than independent of society. The worldview of a traditional African in terms of society, relationships, and communication is communal. Certainly, the African perception of communalism affects how they communicate with the people of different cultural orientation. Africa has several cultures and people differ in their communication depending on their cultural orientation. However, there are universal African cultures that act as a framework for understanding key aspects of communication with Africans for successful missions, church planting, and social development work. This book, therefore, provides a strategy of understanding communication with the African society. The discussions in this book provide readers with different cultural orientations unique perception of the African society as s/he may be planning to communicate with the African society for missions, church planting, and social development work, even doing humanitarian ministry in African society. Although literacy levels have improved tremendously in most African countries, most of Africa is not a reading society. It is imperative to understand that most Africans still communicate orally and are not time conscious. Hence, effective communication in African societies ought to be based on storytelling rather than literature distribution, although this is in transition. In fact, Africans are oratory and good listeners. Thus, this book provides an understanding to people of different cultural orientations when they plan to communicate with the people in Africa.