Training in a cross-cultural environment has it challenges, but these challenges can be overcome through cultural sensitivity and emphasizing biblical principles over North American bias. A key element of cross-cultural training is equipping nationals to multiply the training throughout their cultural setting. Nationals make the best trainers for one primary reason: they understand their people best. This article provides practical methods for enhanced cross-cultural training effectiveness. Jesus’ training process is outlined as a model for such training. Common mistakes are shared so they might be avoided in equipping nationals to train.
Williams, M. A. (2011). Equipping Nationals to Train Church Planters in Their Culture. Great Commission Research Journal, 2(2), 278-287. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol2/iss2/10