Auto-Ethnography: Layered Approach
Sometimes when lay people volunteer for a missions team traveling internationally, they receive information about the cultural environment in which they will serve. At Asbury we understand that we only need to visit a different part of our hometown to encounter values, beliefs, and behaviors that differ dramatically from our own.
During your second year as a DMin student, you will learn to “exegete” a culture (DM911). Understanding the context in which you serve is crucial for intelligent, effective, fruitful ministry.
An Auto-Ethnography is a living document that includes several layers of personal reflection. However, we are going to focus on what cultural dynamics shaped and continue to shape you as a ministry leader. You will discover helpful tools to discern those dynamics during the second residency. As a result, you will find yourself more awake to what is going on around and within you.