Cross-cultural living and ministry creates unique stresses on the individual cross-cultural worker and family in a variety of ways. We will address those issues and seek to prepare you to successfully navigate those critical areas. We will address the practical and theoretical tools needed for ministry in a cross-cultural context. We will:
- Explore the unique stresses of moving overseas and provide tools to help in the transition.
- Identify how expectations play a role in cross-cultural adjustment.
- Identify the special stresses affecting marriages and ways to maintain and improve a healthy marriage.
- Discover the unique needs of Third Culture Kids (TCK’s) and learn how to help them develop into normal, healthy, productive adults.
- Analyze the special needs of single workers and find ways to help singles and married couples relate well together.
- Identify and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the various educational options for families and their children.
- Clarify the unique roles and needs of both men and women on the field with special emphasis on helping women find fulfillment and a sense of purpose.
- Explore the phenomenon of culture shock, its causes, its effects on relationships, and ways to cope with the effects.
- Introduce the basic theoretical perspectives and research tools for cross-cultural study.
- Learn how to apply principles and data of social organization to formulating mission strategy.
Just for Kids:
For children coming with their parents, CIT offers a program called KIT (Kids’ Intercultural Training). Click here For more information