Developing Leadership for Cross-Cultural Ministry
A missionary leader looks at using the model of Jesus for developing leaders in a cross-cultural setting.
This course invites us to examine those principles and discuss their implementation with each other.
A passion, a dream and a vision to see peoples, cities and nations affected by the Gospel of Jesus Christ can become reality as evidenced in the life of missionary Brad Thurston.
Born in the US in 1951, Brad was raised the son of missionary parents in Beirut Lebanon. His dramatic personal encounter with Jesus Christ in 1972 birthed in him a passion to “win the world for Jesus”. His pastoral and evangelistic experiences led him to minister in the US, East Africa and Europe, moving to Britain in 1977.
After a storybook romance, Brad married Janet Bell of Consett, England in 1979. The Thurstons moved to Germany in 1981 where they based their church planting and international evangelistic ministries. In 1990 Brad and Jan founded Globe Mission, a German missionary sending agency.
Since then Globe Mission has trained, and served more than 200 missionaries and interns who have ministered in over 45 countries around the world -changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. At the end of 2013, the Thurstons handed off the leadership of the mission agency to a younger generation in order to concentrate on training and mobilizing more workers, particularly in the majority world. The Thurstons, now based in North Carolina, have 5 children and 9 grandchildren.
StartPart 1: Jesus and Missional leadership (29:38)
StartPart 2: Identifying leadership potential (13:29)
StartPart 3: The Methodology of Jesus (13:19)
StartPart 4: The objective of leadership training (14:58)
StartPart 5: A Commitment to Reproduction and Multiplication (13:56)
StartPart 6: Practical steps towards leadership development (15:01)