Walking Together on the Jesus Road

By: Evelyn & Richard Hibbert
Format: Paperback

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Discipling in Intercultural Contexts

Christians who serve Jesus among people from a different culture than their own often struggle to find a good way to disciple people. Walking Together on the Jesus Road addresses this need by guiding readers through three essential practices for making new disciples across cultures: listening to disciples to get to know them and their context, focusing on relationships with Christ, fellow disciples, and others, and enabling disciples to live out their faith in culturally relevant ways. These practices are the foundations for the long-term, intentional process of helping disciples from other cultures become more like Jesus. The book also engages with practical challenges, such as enabling disciples to find and belong to a nurturing community of faith, as well as contextualizing the way we teach the Bible.


Evelyn and Richard Hibbert were pioneer church planters among Turkish speakers in Bulgaria. They were involved in discipling people from other cultures and training intercultural disciplers for more than thirty years. Richard was the director of the SMBC Centre for Cross-Cultural Mission (2007-2020).


"Many times discussions about discipling others cross culturally centre around taking the best from our home culture and translating those ideas or materials. This book offers tools to the cross cultural discipler to better discern what intercultural discipleship looks like, and describes the various processes to get there. I would highly recommend reading this book together as a team." – David Riddell, International Director, World Team

"This book is well written, comprehensive, practical, and easy to read. We recommend it to those who desire to be effective in cross cultural ministry and for training of cross cultural workers." – Chiew Yoke and Phaik See Lee, Deputy International Directors, WEC International

Table of Contents:

SECTION 1: Share Your Life

1. Walk alongside disciples

2. Model what you want disciples to be

SECTION 2: Listen To Disciples

3. Learn disciples' culture

4. Respect disciples as adults

5. Take disciples' concerns seriously

6. Engage with unseen powers

SECTION 2: Focus On Relationships

7.Lead disciples through their process of transformation

8. Help disciples find identity through belonging

SECTION 4: Contextualize

9. Contextualize the gospel

10. Contextualize community

11. Contextualize what you teach

12. Contextualize how you teach

SECTION 5: Prepare To Leave

13. Move on

APPENDIX A: Recommended books for further reading

APPENDIX B: Ethnographic questions relating to unseen powers

Also by Evelyn and Richard Hibbert: Training Missionaries - Principles & PossibilitiesLeading Multicultural Teams and Multiplying Leaders in Intercultural Contexts