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Engaging in Inter-Cultural Ministry

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Course Summary

This unit aims to provide students with an in situ experience of cross-cultural mission as a practical study of the significance of inter-cultural issues in a living and dynamic situation.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Analyse key issues involved in a specific cross-cultural ministry

  2. Assess the relative importance of various cultural issues in terms of the interrelationships of culture and gospel within that culture

  3. Critique cultural elements in their own formation and detail adjustments needed for effectual cross-cultural ministry

  4. Initiate effective personal engagement in a range of cross-cultural ministry experiences with limited supervision

  5. Apply insights gained from the field experience to an actual or projected personal program in cross-cultural ministry.

Course Content

    Section A: Preparation

  • Students must undertake supervised preparation for cross-cultural ministry exposure as a base of their field experience. The preparation should include appropriate readings pertinent to the specific cultural context to be experienced and, where practical, input from people who are familiar with that culture (eg members of the culture or workers within the culture).

 

    Section B: Field Work

  • The student will spend at least two weeks immersed in an unfamiliar culture. This learning experience may be local or international.

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