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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:
Understand the basics of gospel fluency across cultures.
Align your perspective with God’s perspective on gospel fluency.
Evangelize your lost neighbors as you learn their language.
Comprehend and tell simple familiar gospel stories in your new language.
Engage your neighbors through the limitless radius of the gospel in all life encounters.
Learn to listen and respond as an integral part of the fluency needed to reach neighbors with the gospel.
Know what it means to intelligently learn a language (getting from zero to conversational fluency).
Invest in life-long language learning.
Practice Language 180 for fruitful ongoing learning and in-language ministry.
Converse the gospel in your new language.
Share your testimony; pray for your neighbors.
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).
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.