Definition: The knowledge and understanding of unique insights, competencies, attitudes, and behaviors of people groups around the world. ICI fosters enhanced engagement and productivity among working groups of all peoples.
There are three predominant worldviews:
Honor & Shame
Power & Fear
Innocence & Guilt
Jesus Had Intercultural Intelligence
Crossing the cultural divide for the benefit of His Creation was at the heart of Jesus’ incarnation 2,000 years ago. God became a man. Having the courage to follow His example begins with developing an understanding of intercultural intelligence.
As a disciple of Christ Jesus, one’s personal worldview significantly impacts how they hear, understand, and respond to the Gospel. Effective communication and engagement among the people of different cultures requires more than simple translation. Everyone is a product of their cultural environment. In an increasingly globalized world, vastly different worldviews exist where we live, work, and play. How you hear, value, and receive the Good News is likely not the way someone from the Middle East, South America, Africa, or Asia does.
World-view influences each person’s reading of the Bible, how it is interpreted, and apply its teaching. Therein lies another potential problem. It is critical for students of the Bible to identify the author’s worldview as well as that of their original audience.
Several years ago, I had the opportunity to participate in a two-day seminar on Intercultural Intelligence led by Vadym Kulyenchenko in Kyiv, Ukraine. What I learned radically changed how I disciple others both here in the States and abroad. God is producing more fruit as a result.
You Are Invited – RSVP TODAY!
You are invited to participate in an exclusive Intercultural Intelligence workshop training on Saturday, November 9 from 9 A.M. – 3 P.M. The presenter will be my friend and ministry partner Vadym Kulyenchenko. The workshop will be hosted by Disciple Daily in the home of:
Arlie and Noemí Francis
14915 Royal Port
San Antonio, TX 78247
This training is limited to fifteen people. The cost is $70. As an investment in you, Disciple Daily is covering half of the cost. Your seminar tuition is $35. Tuition includes lunch and a 16-page evaluation of your personal worldview strengths and weaknesses. A brief questionnaire must be completed before Tuesday, November 5th. That is why you can’t wait to decide if you are attending.
You have been invited to this training because you are already involved in cross-cultural ministry. This training proved itself invaluable to me, and I believe the same would be true for you.
I am asking you to seriously consider joining us for the seminar. This is obviously a time sensitive decision. If you know that you want to participate now, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions.