ASSESSMENT: CROSS CULTURAL MINISTRY STRATEGY PART

ASSESSMENT: CROSS CULTURAL MINISTRY STRATEGY PART A & B Overview • This assessment has two parts which will enable you to strategise the best way(s) to connect with the people of a specific culture or sub culture other than your own. • This is an opportunity for you to research people of another cultural group and belief system, what they believe, and how to effectively communicate the gospel to them. • Your strategy must include your newly acquired missiological, anthropological and intercultural communication lenses, using terms, perspectives and theories you are acquiring through your lectures and readings. • Before beginning this assessment, please read through all questions in Parts A & B, and check the cultural group you have chosen with your tutorial leader to ensure that it is feasible for this particular assessment. Part A – Learning About A Culture (Minimum 700 words) 1. Choose and describe a culture or sub culture (different from your own) that you would like to research. (NB – This selection must be a culture that is sufficiently different than your own in order to best employ the skills developed throughout this semester.) Then briefly explain two ways in which this culture differs from your own culture. E.g. – Sudanese youth in Blacktown – People group to start extension service for e.g. Thai people – Fuel age kids in Redfern – Villawood Detention Centre – Area of the globe for a potential Hillsong Church plant 2. Research the chosen culture and outline the following: – the people’s worldview and key beliefs – cultural practices (e.g. traditions) – religious adherence if applicable (e.g. primarily Buddhist, etc.) – key values (e.g. material success, priority of community, etc.) Your answer must include a minimum of two references, (referenced according to the Student Handbook) demonstrating the selection and use of appropriate sources. 3. What is the role of culture within a group of people? Give two examples of how you see this demonstrated by the chosen culture of your research, (e.g. show from the cultural group you have chosen how their culture impacts the way they think, what they value, how they behave, etc.) Ensure you include at least one reference from an anthropological/social science source. 4. Describe a cultural misunderstanding or conflict you have had in the past with someone of the culture you have chosen for your research¬¬¬. If this has not occurred, then briefly consider and make an assumption based upon your answers in questions 2 and 3 above: what potential cultural misunderstandings or conflicts might you expect to occur? Part B – The Challenges of Cross Cultural Ministry (Minimum 1500 words) 1. Please state the culture that you selected for your research in Question 1 of Assessment A? 2. List and describe two key anthropological concepts and/or principles you have learned in lectures and tutorials that will assist you in reaching this culture. In what way/ways will these concepts/principles help your cross cultural communication with these people? 3. Discuss some of the cultural misunderstandings and conflicts that have been and could be involved in reaching this particular culture and why they occurred. In your discussion you will need to include actual examples from history, of cultural misunderstandings/conflicts that have occurred in Christian efforts to reach this culture. Historical examples may be far back into the past, or more recent occurrences. Your answer must be referenced according to the Student Handbook, and show evidence of research. 4. Outline the ways in which you would attempt to overcome or avoid such misunderstandings and conflicts in your outreach efforts. Identify the worldview assumptions held by the cultural group you have chosen which you would need to focus on, as you attempt to conduct Christian ministry among these people, and explain why. Include at least one resource or study that you would use/need to do in order to connect with this group, (e.g. learn a language, anthropological studies etc.). 5. Identify two different aspects of this culture that would most likely change after these people become Christians. Include biblical references to support your argument as to why kingdom transformation would impact these two aspects of the researched culture. 6. Outline the ministry strategy that you would use to reach this culture and include all of the key elements you would use and why you would use them (e.g. to start a church to reach indigenous Australians in rural Australia, how would you begin that process, what ministries would that church focus on and why; or what type of ministry would best reach the youth in Tokyo, what would be your priorities and why?) Include a minimum of two sources appropriately referenced to show evidence of valid research for this answer. 7. Give a specific example of how you would contextualise the gospel message so that you could effectively communicate it to the people of your chosen culture, (e.g. What scripture(s) would you select or what Bible or other culturally appropriate stories would you use to help this group understand the message of Jesus Christ’s coming to bring salvation to all people?) Explain in detail, reflecting anthropological insights. PART A – LEARNING ABOUT A CULTURE (Minimum 700 words you may need to expand table to adequately answer question.) 1. Choose and describe a culture or sub culture (different from your own) that you would like to research. (NB – This selection must be a culture that is sufficiently different than your own in order to best employ the skills developed throughout this semester.) Then briefly explain two ways in which this culture differs from your own culture. 2. Research the chosen culture and outline the following: – the people’s worldview and key beliefs – cultural practices (e.g. traditions) – religious adherence if applicable (e.g. primarily Buddhist, etc.) – key values (e.g. material success, priority of community, etc.) Your answer must include a minimum of two references, (referenced according to the Student Handbook) demonstrating the selection and use of appropriate sources. 3. What is the role of culture within a group of people? Give two examples of how you see this demonstrated by the chosen culture of your research, (e.g. show from the cultural group you have chosen how their culture impacts the way they think, what they value, how they behave, etc.) Ensure you include at least one reference from an anthropological/social science source. 4. Describe a cultural misunderstanding or conflict you have had in the past with someone of the culture you have chosen for your research¬¬¬. If this has not occurred, then briefly consider, and make an assumption based upon your answers in questions 2 and 3 above, what potential cultural misunderstandings or conflicts might you expect to occur. PART B – THE CHALLENGES OF CROSS CULTURAL MINISTRY (Minimum 1500 words. You will need to expand table to adequately answer questions.) 1. Please state the culture that you selected for your research in Question 1 of Assessment A? 2. List and describe two key anthropological concepts and/or principles you have learned in lectures and tutorials that will assist you in reaching this culture. In what way/ways will these concepts/principles help your cross cultural communication with these people? 3. Discuss some of the cultural misunderstandings and conflicts that have been and could be involved in reaching this particular culture and why they occurred. In your discussion you will need to include actual examples from history, of cultural misunderstandings/conflicts that have occurred in Christian efforts to reach this culture. Historical examples may be far back into the past, or more recent occurrences. Your answer must be referenced according to the Student Handbook, and show evidence of research. 4. Outline the ways in which you would attempt to overcome or avoid such misunderstandings and conflicts in your outreach efforts. Identify the worldview assumptions held by the cultural g
roup you have chosen which you would need to focus on, as you attempt to conduct Christian ministry among these people, and explain why. Include at least one resource or study that you would use/need to do in order to connect with this group, (e.g. learn a language, anthropological studies etc.). 5. Identify two different aspects of this culture that would most likely change after these people become Christians. Include biblical references to support your argument as to why kingdom transformation would impact these two aspects of the researched culture. 6. Outline the ministry strategy that you would use to reach this culture and include all of the key elements you would use and why you would use them (e.g. to start a church to reach indigenous Australians in rural Australia, how would you begin that process, what ministries would that church focus on and why; or what type of ministry would best reach the youth in Tokyo, what would be your priorities and why?) Include a minimum of two sources appropriately referenced to show evidence of valid research for this answer. 7. Give a specific example of how you would contextualise the gospel message so that you could effectively communicate it to the people of your chosen culture, (e.g. What scripture(s) would you select or what Bible or other culturally appropriate stories would you use to help this group understand the message of Jesus Christ’s coming to bring salvation to all people?) Explain in detail, reflecting anthropological insights.   ASSESSMENT CRITERIA: CROSS CULTURAL MINISTRY STRATEGY MINPST601B – Apply cultural anthropology to ministry settings Question number Assessment Question What the Assessor is looking for Assessment Part A – Q1 Choose and describe a culture or sub culture (different from your own) that you would like to research. Then briefly explain two ways in which this culture differs from your own culture. • Culture is selected and defined • Culture is sufficiently different to student’s culture to enable proper exploration of cross-cultural communication • Clear explanation is included of differences between this chosen culture and student’s culture. • Two areas of difference are included. Assessment Part A – Q2 Research the chosen culture and outline the following: – the people’s worldview and key beliefs – cultural practices (e.g. traditions) – religious adherence if applicable (e.g. primarily Buddhist, etc.) – key values (e.g. material success, priority of community, etc.) Your answer must include a minimum of two references, (referenced according to the Student Handbook) demonstrating the selection and use of appropriate sources. • Adequate research into chosen culture • Various elements of culture are described and outlined (e.g. worldview, key beliefs, cultural practices, religious adherence, key values etc. • At least two references are included from appropriate source. Assessment Part A – Q3 What is the role of culture within a group of people? Give two examples of how you see this demonstrated by the chosen culture of your research. Ensure you include at least one reference from an anthropological/social science source. • An explanation of the role of culture is provided. • A minimum of two examples are given that demonstrate the role of culture in the people-group of the student’s research. Assessment Part A – Q4 Describe a cultural misunderstanding or conflict you have had in the past with someone of the culture you have chosen for your research¬¬¬. If this has not occurred, then briefly consider, and make an assumption based upon your answers in questions 2 and 3 above, what potential cultural misunderstandings or conflicts might you expect to occur. • An example of cultural misunderstanding or conflict is included. • Can be either actual example they have experienced, or student’s assumption of potential misunderstanding or conflict based on research conducted thus far. Assessment Part B – Q1 What culture did you select for your research in Question 1 of Assessment A? • Student has identified the culture they are researching (should be same as Assessment A, Question 1) Assessment Part B – Q2 List and describe two key anthropological concepts and/or principles you have learned in lectures and tutorials that will assist you in reaching this culture. In what way/ways will these concepts/principles help your cross cultural communication with these people? • Student clearly lists and describes two key anthropological concepts or principles that they have learned in lectures/tutorials • Student explains how these concepts/principles will help them in their cross cultural communication with the culture they have chosen to research. Assessment Part B – Q3 Discuss some of the cultural misunderstandings and conflicts that have been and could be involved in reaching this particular culture and why they occurred. In your discussion you will need to include actual examples from history, of cultural misunderstandings/conflicts that have occurred in Christian efforts to reach this culture. Historical examples may be far back into the past, or more recent occurrences. Your answer must be referenced and show evidence of research. • Student provides actual historical examples of misunderstandings or conflicts that have occurred in Christian efforts to reach this culture. • Historical examples may be far back in the past, or more recent occurrences. • Student must reference their sources according to the Student Handbook and show evidence of research. Assessment Part B – Q4 Outline the ways in which you would attempt to overcome or avoid such misunderstandings and conflicts in your outreach efforts. Identify the worldview assumptions held by the cultural group you have chosen which you would need to focus on, as you attempt to conduct Christian ministry among these people, and explain why. Include at least one resource or study that you would use/need to do in order to connect with this group. • Student includes a minimum of two ways they would attempt to avoid misunderstandings and conflicts with their chosen culture. • Students identify worldview assumptions they would need to focus on. • Student includes at least one resource they would use or study they would undertake Assessment Part B – Q5 Identify two different aspects of this culture that would most likely change after these people become Christians. Include biblical references to support your argument as to why kingdom transformation would impact these two aspects of the researched culture. • A minimum of two different aspects are identified that would likely change. • A clear, biblically defined, sound explanation is given for each of the aspects identified, as to why kingdom transformation would impact this part of their researched culture. • Biblical references are included in support of answers. Assessment Part B – Q6 Outline the ministry strategy that you would use to reach this culture and include all of the key elements you would use and why you would use them (e.g. to start a church to reach indigenous Australians in rural Australia what ministries would that focus on and why; or what type of ministry would best reach the youth in Tokyo, what would be your priorities and why). Include sources appropriately referenced to show evidence of valid research for this answer. • A clear ministry strategy is outlined • There are provided sufficient different key elements to this strategy to demonstrate a careful consideration of the opportunities present that are specific to the researched culture • A reason is given for the inclusion of each of the above elements when seeking to reach this culture. • Sources are used and appropriately referenced. Assessment Part B – Q7 Give a specific example of how you would contextualise the gospel message so that you could effectively communicate it to the people of your chosen culture. Explain in detail, reflecting anthropological insights. • Student gives an example of sharing the gospel message
specifically contextualised to the researched culture. • Explanation accompanies this example, explaining why this method is chosen • The explanation reflects anthropological insights.

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