Contextualization & Mission

“Contextualization is speaking to people with their terms, not on their terms.”
-Darrin Patrick (p. 195 in Church Planter: The Man, the Message, the Mission)

“Missionary strategy consists of two parts: a) On the one hand, be sure not to remove any of the offensive essentials of the gospel message, such as the teaching on sin, the need for repentance, the lostness of those outside of Christ, and so on. b) On the other hand, be sure to remove any nonessential language or practice that will confuse or offend the sensibilities of the people you are trying to reach.  The key to effective mission is to know the difference between essential and un-essential.”
-Tim Keller (quoted by Darrin Patrick on p. 193 in Church Planter: The Man, the Message, the Mission)

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