Author(s)

Anthony Conner

Department

Seminary

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Charlie Davidson

Primary Subject Area

Religion, General; Religion, Clergy; Anthropology, Cultural

Keywords

Aztec, Discipleship, Indigenous, Leadership, Missions, Nahuatl

Disciplines

Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Missions and World Christianity | Practical Theology | Religion

Abstract

Today there are over 150 Unengaged Unreached People Groups and Unreached People Groups in Mexico. Current methods of outreach are missing the mark with the indigenous people groups. Leaders are poorly equipped to take the Gospel to these least reached areas. The purpose of this project is to research and implement a program to train leaders in an indigenous context in Southern Mexico. The development of this program is based on the biblical mandate to reach all people groups, communication among indigenous peoples as affected by culture and worldview, surveys and interviews with missionaries and national leaders, and special considerations for evangelism and discipleship among the indigenous. The benefit of this project is to enhance and prepare indigenous leaders to reach unreached people groups.