Intercultural Leadership for Generational Impact

Session 9


Session length : 13 minutes 8 seconds


In this final session, we’re going to review all of the previous sessions to send you off on the journey of intercultural leadership that you have ahead of you.

Learning Objectives

You will learn how to put into practice some of the lessons you’ve covered from our global partners and find a way to move forward so that your cross-cultural relationships elevate and build the capacity of those you’re partnering with.

Key Takeaways

  • Leadership begins from personal transformation.
  • Passion is the fuel behind your leadership.
  • Intercultural leaders have to surround themselves with people who will speak into their lives, provide feedback, and hold them in check.
  • Intercultural leaders must have the humility to listen.
  • Ask “Whose vision is it?” When it’s their vision for a better future, you’re in a good place.
  • Participation by your partner means that they need to contribute to the effort and do the work needed to get to that better future.
  • Partnership is a journey to a destination. It has a structure that has mutual responsibilities and accountability, interdependency, and communication.
  • Systematic listening is important to a successful cross-cultural relationship.
  • Making sure the next generation is engaged is crucial to long-lasting change and carrying the church into the future.
  • Child Champions, those teachers, coaches, youth pastors, mentors, and social workers who give of themselves and carry the emotional weight of genuinely loving a child are vital for generational impact and for the future of the church.
  • When The Five Signs of the Generational Church come together, the church can move forward, and we can encourage churches in any culture, in any context.
  • The church needs to know how to connect with the families of kids we serve to help them raise their children well.
  • Many of the issues that you have in mind to create change have a relationship to injustice or to our broken relationships with one another
  • Shadow mission
  • Motivation
  • Seek to become less
  • As a leader, how’s your passion?
  • What does Global Program Manager Erica Henderson mean when she says, “Great leaders listen?”
  • What are the things you can look for to make sure that there is a real mutual contribution to the goal?


Scott C. Todd, Ph.D.,is an author, scientist, speaker, and president for the Christian nonprofit OneChild, a global community of Child Champions that advocates for and provides holistic care to more than 40,000 children in 16 of the world’s poorest countries. As a speaker, Dr. Todd brings to audiences his global experience in relief and development, passion for helping children in hard places, and conviction that hope is essential for resilience and sustainable change. He is passionate about bringing hope to the hardest places, creating a global community of Child Champions, building a generational church, and attentively listening to kids to help them thrive.

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