I'm still processing conversations from this week's middle school ministry summit. We sat with Dave Gibbons and talked about what a third culture ministry might look like. I'm still thinking all of this through, but I'm intrigued by the potential power (and humility) found in this movement. I've got some thoughts to come. Until then, you can find more on Dave's blog.
"Third culture is about the fusion of multiple cultures, the art of adaptation, dialogue rather than dictation, diplomacy over strong arm tactics, and the embrace of discomfort as part of the journey to real community. Third culture is the mindset and will to love, learn and serve in any culture even in the midst of pain and discomfort. In short, 3rdCulture is PAINFUL ADAPTATION."
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