Gospel Presentation Assignment
1. Identify a specific cultural context, other than your own, for sharing the gospel. Ideally, choose a culture with:
a. A specific person you know from that culture b. Preferably, an individual who is not currently a follower of Jesus
2. Include the following 5 headings in your presentation of the gospel: a. Background Information: In the first paragraph, introduce whom you intend to
share the gospel with. What is your relationship with the individual? Provide some background information on him/her (i.e. age, ethnicity, gender, geographical residence, religious background, current understanding of Jesus and the gospel, etc.) If you are not using a real person, you will need to create the background information. Remember, this must be a person from a different culture than your own.
b. Elements of Communication: Include a solid paragraph discussing the elements of verbal and non-verbal communication that would be important in communicating in this context. Discuss how these elements might impact the conversation. (For example: some cultures in the world consider it a sign of disrespect to look at a superior directly in the eyes in certain types of conversations. In other cultures, this same non-verbal behavior would be seen just the opposite—as a sign of respect and that the person is tracking with the conversation. This understanding has serious implications for how to communicate and how to interpret responses during the course of the conversation.)
c. Cultural Systems: Follow with a discussion of cultural systems that are important and must be considered in this context. You must identify the cultural systems and reflect on how they might impact the conversation. The Cultural Systems are clearly outlined and discussed in chapter 4 of Leading with Cultural Intelligence by David Livermore and in the presentation for Module/Week 7. Your presentation should reflect the cultural systems as discussed in the book and in the presentations from Module/Week 7. At least 4 of the 6 cultural systems must be identified and discussed in detail.
d. Cultural Value Orientations: Next include a discussion of cultural value orientations that are important and must be considered in this context. You must identify the cultural value orientations and reflect on how they might impact the conversation. The Cultural Values are clearly outlined and discussed in chapter 5 of Leading with Cultural Intelligence by David Livermore, in your CQ Feedback report, and in the presentation for Module/Week 7. Your presentation should reflect the cultural values as discussed in the book, feedback report, and in the presentations from Module/Week 7. At least 7 of the 10 cultural values must be identified and discussed in detail.
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e. Presentation: Articulate how you would present the gospel story in a conversation with this individual factoring in the elements of communication and culture you have identified above. (See Chapter 10 of The King Jesus Gospel and the section titled “The Gospel Sketched” pp. 148–152 for a good example of what your instructor is looking for.) Be sure to include the following in your conversational gospel story: Creation, the Fall/Sin, the Promise/Covenant, Lineage of Jesus, the Prophecies, Virgin Birth, the Incarnation, the Deity of Jesus, Jesus’ Life (person and works), Jesus’ Death, the Resurrection, the Ascension, Kingship of Jesus, and Reconciliation. Your presentation must demonstrate that you have a clear understanding of the gospel.
**Include relevant Scriptures throughout your report.
Note: Your grade for the Gospel Presentation depends on the quality and thoroughness of your response to each of the items outlined above. Include each heading in the body of your paper along with a title page. Be sure to use current Turabian format. There is not a specific page requirement for the assignment but you must be thorough in your work. Most students take at least 8–10 pages to complete the assignment thoroughly.
This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 7.
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