Discipling in a Multicultural World

By Ajith Fernando, Foreword by Robert E. Coleman

Discipling in a Multicultural World

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Discipling in a Multicultural World

By Ajith Fernando, Foreword by Robert E. Coleman

We live in a world where more and more people are coming to Christ from various cultural backgrounds—and this calls for fresh thinking about the challenges and methods of discipling. This book will equip Christians to effectively apply biblical principles of discipleship in a world where many who come to Christ have little prior knowledge of Christianity. Drawing from over 4 decades of cross-cultural discipling experience, Ajith Fernando lays out the biblical basics of discipleship with examples from the Bible, and then dives into special issues in multicultural discipleship, including guilt and forgiveness, shame and honor, family opposition, and persecution.


Ajith Fernando (ThM, Fuller Theological Seminary) is the teaching director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka after serving as the ministry's national director for thirty-five years. He and his wife, Nelun, are active in a church ministering primarily to the urban poor, and his ministry includes counseling and mentoring younger staff and pastors. He is the author of seventeen books published in twenty languages. Ajith lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with his wife, and they have two adult children and four grandchildren.

Table of Contents:

Foreword (Robert E. Coleman)


Part One: Introducing Spiritual Parenthood 

1. Spiritual Parenthood: So Needed, but So Neglected 

2. Objections and Pitfalls 

3. Born into a Family, Incorporated into a Body 

4. Belonging to Two Families 

5. Facing Suffering, Persecution and Loss of Honor

6. Mission, Ambition, and Exhortation

Part Two: How Christians Change

7. The Change Process

8. Friendship-Building Teaching 

9. Praying 

10. Confronting Guilt and Receiving Forgiveness 

11. Understanding Biblical Honor and Shame 

12. Experiencing Liberation and Power 

13. Healing for Wounds

Appendix 1: What We Aim for in Discipling 

Appendix 2: Other Issues to Talk About During Meetings

Appendix 3: Ingredients Needed in a Follow-Up Course


Category: Evangelism & Missions
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 288
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6285-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6285-3
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 10.0 ounces
Published: February 28, 2019