We are called to go and make disciples. For some of you that means going to cultures different than your own. The series of courses in this area of study will help equip you to engage in this kind of gospel-centered, transformational ministry in an intercultural context. You will become acquainted with the basic ideas, skills, and attitudes needed for healthy relationships and culturally appropriate ministry.
These courses are best experienced together, in sequence. They are all taught by Dr. Mark Hedinger, the Executive Director of CultureBound. Dr. Hedinger has been involved in missions, mission leadership, and intercultural training for many years.
LOOKING AHEAD: GROWING IN YOUR USE OF INTERCULTURAL MINISTRY TOOLS
The disorientation of life and work in a new culture gives us an opportunity to examine assumptions. This session uses that truth as encouragement to apply this Certificate material to examine one’s own assumptions along with discovery of the assumptions of a new culture.
A PANORAMA OF THE TOOLS AND THOUGHTS PRESENTED IN THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
This session reviews the topics that have been presented in this Certificate in Intercultural Ministry, tying the topics together into one cohesive overview.
The author of this course is Dr. Mark Hedinger, Executive Director of CultureBound, a ministry that prepares people for life and work in an unfamiliar language and culture. The goal for this CLD course is to offer practical help for those whose ministry includes crossing culture and language boundaries. Whether you serve as a traditional missionary, part of a multicultural church, or in a professional marketplace role, these concepts will help you to better understand and disciple the people you have been sent to serve. Mark’s experiences and training include 12 years of traditional mission service followed by six years in mission leadership. In 2008 he moved into full time training work that over the years has prepared men and women from the US, Peru, Egypt, Argentina, Uganda, Mexico, Panama and many other nations for intercultural ministry. Mark ministers routinely in English and in Spanish. For more information, you can reach Dr. Hedinger at mark.hedinger@CultureBound.org, or visit the ministry website:CultureBound.org.