Crossing Cultures with Ruth: Online Course
“Your people shall be my people…”
This online book course provides the opportunity to enhance your cross-cultural learning through…
- Reading the Crossing Cultures with Ruth book on a scheduled timetable with the accountability of a study group.
- Active learning assignments which will move you toward purposeful life-application of the ideas and concepts.
- Meaningful peer interaction with others on the learning journey with you.
- Personalized input from a facilitation team who will walk with you throughout the course of study.
- Weekly interactions through a chat session with the book author.
This 6-week asynchronous online course is delivered on the grow2serve.net online learning platform and will require 4-6 hours of your time each week to complete.
Here’s some information about the book…
When Ruth the Moabite said these powerful words, she was modeling a form of cross-cultural life that is essential for men and women who seek to serve God today.
The book of Ruth is little studied today, but veteran missionary researcher James Nelson introduces Ruth as an essential companion to men and women working as cross-cultural servants, teachers and missionaries.
Crossing Cultures with Ruth offers Kingdom workers encouragement and inspiration as they discern and work out God’s call in their lives. The book also provides practical insights into the best means and methods of missionary outreach based on Nelson’s years of Fruitful Practice research.
Here are just a few of the lessons from the book of Ruth:
• Commit to and identify with those you serve
• Cross cultures boldly
• Know how to remain on the field effectively
• Minister out of your own life—and out of your own loss
• Earn your reputation so that it can be spent
• Trust in the Master’s partnership and promises
Who should buy this book?
• Believers prayerfully considering God’s role for them in Christ’s Great Commission
• Those preparing for the mission field
• Those on the field wanting to dig deeper into a Biblical model
• Missions leaders and trainers
• Missions pastors and committee members
• Individuals, agencies and churches that send missionaries
• Everyone interested in God’s glory among the nations!
About the Author
With a background in quantitative and qualitative analysis, James Nelson leads the research services group of Global Mapping International, with which he has served since 2002. He designs and directs research projects for the mission community, using feedback from the field to equip and encourage workers. He also serves as senior associate for Fruitful Practice Research.
James lives in Colorado and is honored to be a husband and father. He has served in field roles in Russia and Southeast Asia. He doubts that he’ll ever get around to seminary training, but if so, he would love to develop Crossing Cultures with Ruth into a thesis or dissertation. Other books by Nelson include Where There Is Now a Church (editor) and Searching to Serve (co-author).