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IMPACT

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?

 

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Subjects

CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

  • 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

SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE

  • Factors enhancing spiritual vitality living cross-culturally

  • Spiritual warfare

  • Servant leadership, and poverty & justice issues

Dates / Locations

October 15 - 26, 2018      FULL - WAIT LIST ONLY
Guelph Bible Conference Centre, Guelph ON                                    

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.


Fees

The fees below are applicable for 2018.  Pricing may change for 2019 programs.

Single Couple Nursery
0-2 yrs
Child
3-11 yrs
Youth
12-17 yrs
Commuter* $1275 $2460 $645 $735 $965
Room & Board** $1885 $3670 $645 $1020 $1480

*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.