IMPACT is for Christian workers intending to serve for more than one year overseas. This intensive two-week program equips missionaries to live a paradox of the enjoyment/endurance challenge of the cross-cultural experience. This unique combination of experiential and formal instruction teaches spiritual, personal, interpersonal, and cultural aspects of the missionary experience. Questions?
Perceptions, ethnocentrism, stereotypes
Models of understanding culture
Comparing values across cultures
Mapping a new culture – culture Shock
The Gospel in context
PERSONAL & INTERPERSONAL
Understanding your personality type & how it impacts interpersonal relationships
Stages of cross-cultural transition and stressors
Families & TCK’s living overseas
Dynamics of positive team-building experiences
Approaches to conflict resolution
Factors enhancing spiritual vitality living cross-culturally
Servant leadership, and poverty & justice issues
Dates / Locations
Feb. 25 - March 8, 2019 Guelph Bible Conference Centre, Guelph ON
June 3 - 14, 2019 Guelph Bible Conference Centre, Guelph ON
Oct. 21 - Nov. 1, 2019 Guelph Bible Conference Centre, Guelph ON
When Should I Attend?
When you choose to attend our programs is very important. We strongly recommend you attend IMPACT at least 2-3 months before your anticipated departure for your cross-cultural ministry. We have found that missionaries who attend closer to their departure date are often in a chaotic part of transition which makes it difficult to engage mentally and emotionally in relationships and learning.
The fees below are applicable for 2019. Pricing may change for 2020 programs.
|Room & Board**||$1980||$3855||$680||$1070||$1555|
*Includes tuition, weekday lunches, 3 dinners and coffee breaks
**Costs are based on double occupancy. There is an additional charge for a single room. Only breakfast is provided on the weekend.