Question about Missionary Training for missionaries:
"How can I be spiritually and emotionally prepared to live and work in another culture?"
Concerning spiritual preparation, buy the book Global Mission Handbook by Steve Hoke and Bill Taylor. They devoted thirty pages with a series of questions to assist you in this area.
Some good examples:
Radius International offers a ten-month training program in Mexico which affords students daily, real-time experience learning to integrate culture and language acquisition, spiritual formation, team building, and high-stress living.
TOAG (Training Ordinary Apprentices to Go) is a ten-month program offered in many U.S. cities which includes reaching out to internationals.
The Guild places apprentices in ethnic communities of Los Angeles for 8-12 months.
Beautiful Feet Boot Camp is a ten-month missionary training program for those called to long-term service among the unreached.
Café 1040 is a three-month intense immersion and training program that places participants in teams overseas.
Global Frontier Missions has a five-month missionary training school that combines classroom time with local cross-cultural outreach.
Many missionaries also profit from Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills Workshops. These workshops are designed to equip participants with skills in building community, managing relationships and navigating the conflict and stress inherent in cross-cultural ministry, and they are undergirded with Bible study and biblical principles.
Find links to these and other types of training in the resources section of our website under courses and events.
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