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Title: ROLE OF WORLDVIEW


1
ROLE OF WORLDVIEW
  • AS A FOUNDATION
  • FOR CBS

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Worldview Definition
  • Profile of the way people
  • l i v e
  • a c t
  • t h i n k
  • w o r k
  • r e l a t e
  • within a specific culture.

3
Worldview Definition
  • It is a "map" of a culture's
  • social, religious,
  • economic and
  • political views and
  • relationships.

4
Worldview
  • Anthropologists refer to the
  • process of constructing a
  • worldview as an
  • "ethnographic interview"
  • or ethnographic study of
  • a people. An ethnography is
  • a description of the behavior
  • and lifestyle of a people
  • a community, a society, or a culture.

5
Role of Worldview
  • Foundation to understanding
  • Contrasts (especially with Christianity)
  • Major issues identified
  • Barriers bridges to the gospel identified
  • Basis for biblical doctrine lesson objectives
  • Themes, issues story selection
  • Understand gospel implications
  • Learning scale gospel receptivity scale
  • Avoid syncretism

6
Role of Worldview
  • 1. Foundation to understanding
  • The basic aim for identifying a persons
    worldview is to know how to tell or share
    Christs story with the lost person in light of
    their worldview so the Gospel will make sense to
    them. Basic witness demands that we understand
    the worldview of the target people.

7
Worldview
  • 1. Foundation to understanding
  • Therefore, a witness learns the target peoples
    worldview so they will be better prepared to
    present Christs claims, to know what specific
    issues should be covered in discipleship and how
    to train pastors to serve within the setting of
    that worldview.

8
Worldview
  • 2. Contrasts (especially with Christianity)
  • A worldview analysis will help determine the
    particular views of a people and contrast them
    with other peoples worldviews and the Christian
    worldview specifically

9
Worldview
  • 3. Major issues identified
  • It is necessary to know a target peoples
    worldview in order to identify the issues that
    need to be addressed in order for the
    presentation of the gospel to be relevant to
    their context.

10
Worldview
  • 4. Barriers bridges to the gospel identified
  • It is necessary to know a target peoples
    worldview in order to identify and list the
    bridges and barriers that should be addressed if
  • Christianity is to have the opportunity of
    impacting the peoples worldview

11
Worldview
  • 5. Basis for biblical doctrine lesson
    objectives
  • To serve as the basis for combining the
    worldview and the essential biblical truths in
    developing lesson plans with specific objectives
    to be accomplished during biblical presentations

12
Worldview
  • 6. Themes, issues story selection
  • Knowledge of a people groups worldview is
    essential in isolating the themes that are
    relevant, determining the issues that are vital,
    and selecting the Bible stories that will address
    these.

13
Worldview
  • 7. Understand gospel implications
  • To impact the target groups worldview so that
    individuals can have a chance to understand the
    Gospel and consider Christ as a legitimate
    alternative.

14
Worldview
  • 8. Learning scale gospel receptivity scale
  • Understanding a worldview is essential to know
    where to position the people group on a learning
    scale and a gospel receptivity scale as a part of
    the process of targeting them

15
Worldview
  • 9. Avoid syncretism
  • Learning a people groups worldview is essential
    to prepare presentations that will help the
    recipients avoid syncretism should the people
    prove positive toward the Gospel of Christ.

16
Worldview Development Steps
  • Research
  • Map
  • Demographic Information
  • Conduct Study
  • Worldview Document (people profile)
  • Christianity Comparison
  • Consider other issues including these categories
  • Individual The Supernatural, Religious
  • Family Habits Economy Vocations
  • Social Habits Cultural Structures, etc.

17
Worldview DevelopmentAnalysis Response
Worldview Issue
Doctrinal Teaching
Barrier?
Bridge?
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
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Worldview DevelopmentAnalysis Response
Worldview Issue
Doctrinal Teaching
Barrier?
Bridge?
Ignorance Apathy Cultural Tradition Former
Beliefs Practices Other Religious
Teachings Nominalism Fear of Persecution Fear of
Losing Material Social Benefits Fear of
Disturbing Community Harmony Fear of Disturbing
Spirit World Misinformation about Christianity,
Biases
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
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Worldview DevelopmentAnalysis Response
Worldview Issue
Doctrinal Teaching
Barrier?
Bridge?
Dreams Brokenness Testimonies Cultural
Stories Relief Need Moral or Spiritual
Desire Media Exposure Curiosity Prior Knowledge
of God, Jesus, Christianity Other
Analogies
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
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Sample of Basic Christian DoctrinesNecessary for
Salvation
  • God acts in history and communicates with man.
  • God is all powerful, all knowing, sovereign.
  • God is faithful to His word.
  • God loves man and wants fellowship with him.
  • God hates sin.
  • God punishes sin by death (separation from God).
  • Man is accountable to God.
  • Man is a sinner separated from God.
  • Man can do nothing to save himself.

10 Man can approach (have fellowship with) God
only through a perfect (acceptable sacrifice.
This involves faith and trust in God.
11 Jesus the Son of God is the only perfect
sacrifice.
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