Cross Cultural Discipleship – Learning To Bridge The Gap

The NALC is committed to the renewal of all our congregations, working to develop and deliver resources that challenge and open the NALC to the work of the Holy Spirit in our ministry and mission.  During Lutheran Week in Denver, the Mission Festival is designed to inspire and serve as a resource to congregations. This includes specific “break out” sessions on a variety of topics.  NALC Global Workers Jeff and Mim Nellermoe are excited to share: “Cross Cultural Discipleship – Learning to Bridge the Gap.”

Culture is the result of language values, shared experiences and meaning, and bonds of identity.  Learning to bridge cultural divides is an important aspect to discipleship making. Shared positive experiences through purposeful “play” helps to bridge language gaps and create liminal spaces for new discoveries.   This is a “hands-on” breakout: theory and practice to teach biblical values used overseas.


Jeff and Mim Nellermoe serve with China Service Ventures’ “Bo Ai” summer youth camps in Henan, China, where they work primarily to mentor CSV’s Chinese leaders and equip them for lives of service. Pr. Jeff is a called in the NALC.

Jeff graduated with a B.A., summa cum laude, from Texas Lutheran College (Seguin, TX), and a M.Div., with honors, from Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN). He completed his Ph.D. in Integrated Marketing Communication at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT). His recreational pursuits include motorcycles, horses, skiing, archery, golf, and biking. Aside from sports, he loves to play guitar and sing, watch movies, and read good fiction novels.

Mim graduated with a B.A., summa cum laude, from Texas Lutheran College, and a M.A. in Education from Augustana Lutheran College (Sioux Falls, SD). Most recently she coached and taught at Another Way School in Park City, Utah. Mim loves all sports and animals. She grew up in Salt Lake City.

 For more information about schedules, hotel information, or to register today for Lutheran Week – please visit:  2018 Lutheran Week.  For additional information about other breakouts and presenters, please visit:  2018 Mission Festival.

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