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1 Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally Lesson 8 Clergy Development Church of the Nazarene Worthy of the Calling Kansas City, Missouri

2  Listen at your own pace  Work when and where you want  Keep up with your schedule  Do your own work  Each week  Listen to the lectures  Respond to the questions/discussions  Comment on at least one other student’s response Things to remember about online study

3  Post your answers/discussions as a comment to the lecture  Respond to other students as a reply to their comment  Keep discussions/comments to about 300 words as a target length Some Administrative Instructions

4  Call me!  My contact information:   (210)  If you get more than a week behind CALL ME! We need to figure out how to get you caught up. If you have problems:

5 Lesson Objectives Aspects of Communication – Social, Media, and Motivational

6  Know the importance of social context and styles in communication Lesson Objectives Aspects of Communication – Social, Media, and Motivational

7  Know the importance of social context and styles in communication  Identify circles of influence around oneself, and consider these the primary evangelistic opportunities for proclaiming the Word Lesson Objectives Aspects of Communication – Social, Media, and Motivational

8  Know the importance of social context and styles in communication  Identify circles of influence around oneself, and consider these the primary evangelistic opportunities for proclaiming the Word  Recognize the social limits placed on one where certain communications are considered inappropriate, or in an inappropriate context Lesson Objectives Aspects of Communication – Social, Media, and Motivational

9  Know the importance of social context and styles in communication  Identify circles of influence around oneself, and consider these the primary evangelistic opportunities for proclaiming the Word  Recognize the social limits placed on one where certain communications are considered inappropriate, or in an inappropriate context  Recognize the assets and limitations of available media arrangements, learning to use them at the appropriate time and measure Lesson Objectives Aspects of Communication – Social, Media, and Motivational

10  Know the importance of social context and styles in communication  Identify circles of influence around oneself, and consider these the primary evangelistic opportunities for proclaiming the Word  Recognize the social limits placed on one where certain communications are considered inappropriate, or in an inappropriate context  Recognize the assets and limitations of available media arrangements, learning to use them at the appropriate time and measure  Defer from letting the media compensate for weakness in the message or messenger Lesson Objectives Aspects of Communication – Social, Media, and Motivational

11  Identify one’s own motivation in communication Lesson Objectives Aspects of Communication – Social, Media, and Motivational

12  Identify one’s own motivation in communication  Know when to suspend communication and move on, to give closure to communication Lesson Objectives Aspects of Communication – Social, Media, and Motivational

13  Identify one’s own motivation in communication  Know when to suspend communication and move on, to give closure to communication  Pledge never to manipulate to get decisions Lesson Objectives Aspects of Communication – Social, Media, and Motivational

14  Identify one’s own motivation in communication  Know when to suspend communication and move on, to give closure to communication  Pledge never to manipulate to get decisions  Understand the Steps of Responsiveness to the Gospel, recognizing that it doesn’t all happen in an instant Lesson Objectives Aspects of Communication – Social, Media, and Motivational

15  Identify one’s own motivation in communication  Know when to suspend communication and move on, to give closure to communication  Pledge never to manipulate to get decisions  Understand the Steps of Responsiveness to the Gospel, recognizing that it doesn’t all happen in an instant  Line up one’s life with the message proclaimed in order to offer authenticity and integrity Lesson Objectives Aspects of Communication – Social, Media, and Motivational

16 Social Relationships

17  Social Status Social Relationships

18  Social Status  Roles Social Relationships

19  Social Status  Roles  Kinship Groupings Social Relationships

20  Social Status  Roles  Kinship Groupings  Voluntary Associations Social Relationships

21  Social Status  Roles  Kinship Groupings  Voluntary Associations  Networks Social Relationships

22  Social Status  Roles  Kinship Groupings  Voluntary Associations  Networks  Urban/Suburban/Rural Social Relationships

23 Social Dimensions of Communication

24  Sexual Role Distinctions Social Dimensions of Communication

25  Sexual Role Distinctions  Social Status Distinctions Social Dimensions of Communication

26  Sexual Role Distinctions  Social Status Distinctions  Social Networks and Affiliation Implications Social Dimensions of Communication

27  Sexual Role Distinctions  Social Status Distinctions  Social Networks and Affiliation Implications  The Rural/Suburban/Urban Divide Social Dimensions of Communication

28 Tele-Communication Marshall McLuhan coined the famous phrase, “The Media IS the Message,” not because the message is not important but because the nature of the media is so profoundly influential on how the message is received.

29 Tele-Communication Problems with television as a tool for Christianity:  It focuses on marketable items  It configures to half-hour or hour prepackaged, scripted presentations more governed by time than event  It offers instant blessings  It appeals to fundraising  It shows dramatic moments  It ignores discipleship  It ignores ethics  It ignores unpopular positions  It is personality-oriented  It is showmanship Marshall McLuhan coined the famous phrase, “The Media IS the Message,” not because the message is not important but because the nature of the media is so profoundly influential on how the message is received.

30 Media Thoughts

31  We cannot castigate all Christian television. Media Thoughts

32  We cannot castigate all Christian television.  To abandon the use television, is to leave the airways devoid of any Christian witness and filled potentially with pernicious messages Media Thoughts

33  We cannot castigate all Christian television.  To abandon the use television, is to leave the airways devoid of any Christian witness and filled potentially with pernicious messages  The message of Christianity presented through the broadest cross-representation of media forms enhances the overall message being received Media Thoughts

34  We cannot castigate all Christian television.  To abandon the use television, is to leave the airways devoid of any Christian witness and filled potentially with pernicious messages  The message of Christianity presented through the broadest cross-representation of media forms enhances the overall message being received  Syndetic media is very costly but is also very persuasively powerful Media Thoughts

35  We cannot castigate all Christian television.  To abandon the use television, is to leave the airways devoid of any Christian witness and filled potentially with pernicious messages  The message of Christianity presented through the broadest cross-representation of media forms enhances the overall message being received  Syndetic media is very costly but is also very persuasively powerful  Packaging Christianity into palatable entertainment runs the risk of a compromised or diminished message Media Thoughts

36  All messages use media Media Thoughts

37  All messages use media  All media needs to be scrutinized to find each one’s most appropriate use for the needs of the audience being served Media Thoughts

38  All messages use media  All media needs to be scrutinized to find each one’s most appropriate use for the needs of the audience being served  The danger of mass media is to create Christians without creating authentic community, a core ingredient of Christian faith Media Thoughts

39  All messages use media  All media needs to be scrutinized to find each one’s most appropriate use for the needs of the audience being served  The danger of mass media is to create Christians without creating authentic community, a core ingredient of Christian faith  Communication of the gospel ultimately rests on person- to-person transmission of the message Media Thoughts

40  All messages use media  All media needs to be scrutinized to find each one’s most appropriate use for the needs of the audience being served  The danger of mass media is to create Christians without creating authentic community, a core ingredient of Christian faith  Communication of the gospel ultimately rests on person-to- person transmission of the message  The message of the gospel is less dependent on the power of decibels or the energy of electricity than it is on the power of prayer and the energizing of the Holy Spirit Media Thoughts

41 Varieties of Motivation

42  Nonlovers – they do not try to persuade Varieties of Motivation

43  Nonlovers – they do not try to persuade  Flirts – they are not in love with the other person; they are in love with themselves Varieties of Motivation

44  Nonlovers – they do not try to persuade  Flirts – they are not in love with the other person; they are in love with themselves  Seducers – they appeal to people for all the wrong reasons, offering success, money, popularity, or an easy life as the consequence of conversion Varieties of Motivation

45  Nonlovers – they do not try to persuade  Flirts – they are not in love with the other person; they are in love with themselves  Seducers – they appeal to people for all the wrong reasons, offering success, money, popularity, or an easy life as the consequence of conversion  Rapists – they use acts of force to produce conversions while denying their victims free choice Varieties of Motivation

46  Nonlovers – they do not try to persuade  Flirts – they are not in love with the other person; they are in love with themselves  Seducers – they appeal to people for all the wrong reasons, offering success, money, popularity, or an easy life as the consequence of conversion  Rapists – they use acts of force to produce conversions while denying their victims free choice  Smother lovers – they love their recipients to death Varieties of Motivation

47  Nonlovers – they do not try to persuade  Flirts – they are not in love with the other person; they are in love with themselves  Seducers – they appeal to people for all the wrong reasons, offering success, money, popularity, or an easy life as the consequence of conversion  Rapists – they use acts of force to produce conversions while denying their victims free choice  Smother lovers – they love their recipients to death  Legalistic lovers – they go through the motions of love but offer “sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal” Varieties of Motivation

48  Nonlovers – they do not try to persuade  Flirts – they are not in love with the other person; they are in love with themselves  Seducers – they appeal to people for all the wrong reasons, offering success, money, popularity, or an easy life as the consequence of conversion  Rapists – they use acts of force to produce conversions while denying their victims free choice  Smother lovers – they love their recipients to death  Legalistic lovers – they go through the motions of love but offer “sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal”  True lovers – they are a communicator of the gospel who cares more about the welfare of the other person than about his or her own ego needs Varieties of Motivation

49 Reasons for Making a Change

50 1.The expertise of the communicator – knowledge, skill about the content of the message presented Reasons for Making a Change

51 1.The expertise of the communicator – knowledge, skill about the content of the message presented 2.The credibility of the communicator – the character, modeling, integrity, experience wrapped up in the life of the communicator Reasons for Making a Change

52 1.The expertise of the communicator – knowledge, skill about the content of the message presented 2.The credibility of the communicator – the character, modeling, integrity, experience wrapped up in the life of the communicator 3.The clarity of the communicator – clear goals, clean expression Reasons for Making a Change

53 4.The passion of the communicator – the communication is terribly important to the communicator and ought to be equally important to the recipient Reasons for Making a Change

54 4.The passion of the communicator – the communication is terribly important to the communicator and ought to be equally important to the recipient 5.The beliefs, values, previous experiences, and attitudes of the audience either conflict or confirm the message given Reasons for Making a Change

55 4.The passion of the communicator – the communication is terribly important to the communicator and ought to be equally important to the recipient 5.The beliefs, values, previous experiences, and attitudes of the audience either conflict or confirm the message given 6.The recipient individually or the audience collectively recognizes unresolved, felt needs addressed with superior alternatives Reasons for Making a Change

56 Techniques for Effecting Life Change

57  Don’t try to change people – change the situation Techniques for Effecting Life Change

58  Don’t try to change people – change the situation  Don’t tell them what to do – show them Techniques for Effecting Life Change

59  Don’t try to change people – change the situation  Don’t tell them what to do – show them  Don’t insult their present actions – attribute to them the response desired Techniques for Effecting Life Change

60  Don’t try to change people – change the situation  Don’t tell them what to do – show them  Don’t insult their present actions – attribute to them the response desired  Don’t speak in generalities – get specific as to what they should do Techniques for Effecting Life Change

61  Don’t try to change people – change the situation  Don’t tell them what to do – show them  Don’t insult their present actions – attribute to them the response desired  Don’t speak in generalities – get specific as to what they should do  Don’t expect too much change at one time – request minor behavior shifts Techniques for Effecting Life Change

62  Remember, NEW comment for your answers; REPLY to at least one of your classmates’ comments  Discussion topics: 1)Many churches idealize rural or small-town cultures, to the detriment of urban culture. How would you redesign your church’s program to communicate a spirit of acceptance of, and engagement with, urban culture and its positive attributes? 2)Read the Preacher’s Magazine article, “Culture Talk,” on page 117 of the Student Guide. What do you think of the thesis presented? How can you address the issue of empowerment without compromising the message of purity?  Don’t forget to journal! Lesson 8 Homework


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