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1000 Cups of Tea: Field Guide by Preston Fidler

1000 Cups of Tea: Field Guide helps language learners get to the heart of gospel fluency across cultures. Use it as a companion to 1000 Cups of Tea: Gospel Fluency Across Cultures, or just read it as a book and field guide to work through these core concepts and outcomes:

1

Understand the basics of gospel fluency across cultures.

2

Align your perspective with God’s perspective on gospel fluency.

3

Evangelize your lost neighbors as you learn their language.

4

Comprehend and tell simple familiar gospel stories in your new language.

5

Engage your neighbors through the limitless radius of the gospel in all life encounters.

6

Learn to listen and respond as an integral part of the fluency needed to reach neighbors with the gospel.

7

Know what it means to intelligently learn a language (getting from zero to conversational fluency).

8

Invest in life-long language learning.

9

Practice Language 180 for fruitful ongoing learning and in-language ministry.

10

Converse the gospel in your new language.

11

Share your testimony; pray for your neighbors.

12

Identify as a Kingdom pilgrim, with an unwavering assurance in your destination and an insatiable desire to invite others to join you from the “nations of every language” (Zechariah 8:23). 

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People often ask me how long it takes to become fluent in a new language.

I tell them it takes a thousand cups of tea.

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