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


  • 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

  • Spiritual warfare

  • Servant leadership, and poverty & justice issues

Dates / Locations

Our registration deadline is 30 days before a program. Please call us to inquire if it is less than 30 days before a program.

Oct. 21 - Nov. 1, 2019 Guelph Bible Conference Centre, Guelph ON

March 2 -13, 2020 Guelph Bible Conference Centre, Guelph ON

June 1 - 12, 2020 Heritage College & Seminary, Cambridge ON

October 19 - 30, 2020 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.

Single Couple Nursery
0-2 yrs
3-11 yrs
12-17 yrs
Commuter* $1340 $2585 $680 $775 $1015
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.