A unique, practical 1-day course to equip all church members to relate in helpful and meaningful ways with friends and neighbours from other cultures.

  • Develop an appreciation of the range and depth of cultural differences.

  • Deepen your understanding of your own world-views and cultural preferences.

  • Improve your cross-cultural competence in sharing the Bible as you engage friends and people in your community.

The course has been developed by the expert CMS team at St Andrew's Hall Training College Melbourne.

Course Content

Behaviour: ways of behaving; different not wrong; suspend judgement

Values: interpreting values; the impact of culture on relationships (overview of Erin Meyer); shame and honour; indirect speech; high-low context

Lunch break: We will share a meal from a different culture, eaten sitting on the floor and using bread or hands to eat. This is a time to ask questions and share experiences.

Beliefs: Forming beliefs (no blank slates); Belong, behave, believe – the discipleship road

Underlying reality: Fear and power

Course presenters:    Isabel Dale, Louise Simon and Claire Livingstone, St Andrew’s Hall, CMS Australia

CMS’ Training & Development Team at St Andrew’s Hall lead CMS’s residential mission training course and promote mission education around Australia. The team helps missionaries-in-training to prepare for long-term mission, deepening their understanding of the gospel and the biblical basis for mission before they travel overseas. They also develop intellectual, spiritual and practical skills for communicating the gospel across cultures.

Registration

$60 Earlybird Registration (until 30 June, 2019)

$100 Registration (from 1 July, 2019)