Blake and Katy's journey to reach the students of Dublin. 

Controversial Quotes

Here are a few potentially controversial quotes from books we've been studying. These books have challenged the way we think about theology, leadership, and ministry.

  • "...the critical factors for leading cross-culturally are Christ-centered learning and trustworthy covenant-centered leadership...cross-cultural ministry requires a commitment to entering into a culture, beginning as a learner.”
  • “...leadership is how one lives within a structure, respecting the people, accepting their differences, and engaging them in ways that inspire trust and transform yet sustain relationships and structure.”

Lingenfelter, Sherwood G. Leading Cross-Culturally. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008.

  • “Good leaders are fervent disciples of Jesus Christ, gifted by the Holy Spirit, with a passion to bring glory to God. They use their gift of leadership by taking initiative to focus, harmonize and enhance the gifts of others for the sake of developing people and cultivating the kingdom of God.”
  • “They […church leadership seminars] often claim they are teaching the ‘biblical model’ of leadership, not realizing that the way they read the Bible is already influenced by their cultural theories about leadership.” 

Plueddemann, James E. Leading Across Cultures. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2009.

  • “Only by recognizing that cultural blindness is the rule, not the exception, and that our philosophies are our windows onto the world, can we free our fellowship and our theology from the bondage of our cultural philosophies and worldview.”  

Lingenfelter, Sherwood. Transforming Culture: A Challenge for Christian Mission. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1998.