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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARYResearch Paper:Part 3Submitted to Dr. Fred Smith in partial fulfillmentof the requirements for the completion of the course GLST 650Introduction to Intercultural Communication and EngagementByCharles Williams Jr.July 8, 2018
Table of ContentsIntroduction............................................................................................................................1My Self-Assessment.................................................................................................................2Cultural Intelligence Capabilities..............................................................................................3Cross-Cultural Effectiveness.....................................................................................................4Engaging in Ministry................................................................................................................5Challenges for the Church........................................................................................................6Defining the Church.................................................................................................................7Leader's Role in the Church.....................................................................................................7Vision......................................................................................................................................8Conclusion...............................................................................................................................9Bibliography..........................................................................................................................112
IntroductionCultural Intelligence (CQ) is a person’s capability to function effectively in a variety ofcultural context – both internationally and domestically. There are four primary CQ capabilities;drive, knowledge, action, and strategy. Individuals are measured on a scale similarly used whenassessing a person’s intelligence percentage. People with higher CQ ratings are regarded as moresuccessful in a blended environment than those of lower CQ rating. The CQ concept was firstintroduced by two business researchers, Christopher Earley and Soon Ang, in their 2003book,Cultural Intelligence: Individual Interactions Across Cultures.Since then, culturalintelligence has attracted worldwide attention across diverse disciplines and has been cited inseveral academic journals. Cultural intelligence is not something that comes automatically butrather based on where someone has worked, studied, or lived. It’s an individual capability. Somehave it, some don’t; but anyone can become more culturally intelligent.1It is possible to increaseone’s cultural intelligence by practicing mental exercises that help change certain behaviors,being more aware as to analyze different situation, and learning from other cultures. A rough wayof assessing someone’s CQ capabilities is to simply observe them with the four capabilities inmind. Watching and interacting, one can begin to see which capability is the strongest and whichis the weakest. A more concrete way of calculating a person’s CQ is by completing an onlineassessment, which provides an overall score in each of the four areas. Cultural intelligenceassessments are being used worldwide in business, churches, and political organizations to learnhow to bridge and reach the up and coming generation and most importantly to increase overallperformance for the individual. People who possess a higher level of cultural intelligence play an1David A. Livermore,Leading with Cultural Intelligence: The Real Secret to Success, second ed. (New York:American Management Association, 2015), 31.
important role in bridging divides and knowledge gaps in an organization. Higher CQ peopletend to educate their peers about differences in culture, they are able to transfer knowledgeefficiently in various groups and are more helpful when building interpersonal relationships in amulticultural setting. High CQ people are most likely to have what Livermore refers to as

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