Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.
To help a former Mormon find a new identity in Christ, you must understand that Mormonism is not just a belief system, but an all-encompassing identity.
- Mormonism Is a Cultural Identity
- What Is Culture?
- Variations in Mormon Culture
- Culture Shock
- Adapting to a New Church
- Don’t Neglect the “Journey” Issues
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Talk About It
- Define “culture.” What are some elements of your church’s unique culture?
- Why is it more helpful while mentoring former Mormons to think of Mormonism as a culture more than a cult? Explain.
- Have you lived in a foreign culture for any length of time? Did you experience culture shock? If so, what was it like?
- What are some of the challenges that might hinder a former Mormon from developing a healthy relationship with a Christian congregation?
- As a mentor, which is more important to help an ex-Mormon deal with: doctrinal issues, or emotional, cultural, and identity issues? Explain.
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.
This is part of the Mentoring Former Mormon Training series.