Larry Wilson led a workshop titled "Understanding First Nations People: A Look at First Nations and Caucasian Worldview/Values". The first step to effective cross-cultural evangelism is awareness. Without a proper understanding of another’s cultural values and motivations, one’s attempt to communicate the gospel becomes skewed; resulting in biased and distorted assumptions, conclusions and actions. He engages in an open discussion and dialogue comparing the primary motivation of each culture resulting in a greater awareness of one’s own cultural values in comparison to another. Awareness of these differences will increase our effectiveness in communicating the gospel to people of a another culture. Attendees had opportunity to share their experience, expertise and insight during the workshop. To learn more, view the workshop video below.
Larry Wilson is the Regional Representative for Manitoba with Prison Fellowship Canada. Previously he served with the Christian and Missionary Alliance as pastor for sixteen years and National Director of the First Nations Alliance Churches of Canada for twelve years. Larry studied at Briercrest Bible College and Providence Theological Seminary. Larry holds an Honorary Doctorate from Carey Theological College in Vancouver. He serves on several boards such as Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Promise Keepers Canada, Briercrest College and Seminary and Youth for Christ. Larry has been married to Joyce for 33 years and has two adult children and two grandchildren.