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Intercultural 5-Course Study Track 2016

    NY-DSOM (5-COURSE) INTERCULTURAL STUDIES TRACK

Course Title: Cross-Cultural Leadership

Text: LEADING CROSS CULTURALLY by Sherwood Lingenfelter (2008)
Date and Site: March 26, 2016 at Valley Stream 
Course Description: Combines anthropology, leadership theory, and theology to the task of cross-cultural ministry. Helps Christian leaders understand the obstacles and pathways to building cooperation among culturally different team members. Case studies help underscore the issues of biblical values, trust, power sharing, and covenant community. 

Course Title: Ministry to Muslims

Text: HEALING THE BROKEN FAMILY OF ABRAHAM by Don McCurry (2011)
Date and Site: May 28, 2016 at Valley Stream 
Course Description: Provides a basic introduction to the cultures and beliefs of Muslim people and their various sects. Helps Christian workers better understand the theological problems that exist between Islam and Christianity in order to reach out to Muslims with love and understanding. 

 

Course Title: Multicultural Ministry 306

(already part of DSOM – Ordination Level)

Text: A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CROSSING CULTURES by Patty Lane (2002) 
Date and SiteSeptember 24, 2016 at Valley Stream 
Course Description: Explores the different world views and mindset of "being" and "doing" cultures, and how our world views allow us to value different things, often causing miscommunication. Author explains how promptness and direct conversation may be seen as commendable or rude depending on which culture you're from. Learn how to navigate the matters of culture.

 

Course Title: 21st Century Missions

(this title represents the new change) 

Text: APOSTOLIC FUNCTION IN 21ST CENTURY MISSIONS by Alan Johnson (2009)
Date and Site: October 29, 2016 at Valley Stream 
Course Description: Introduces the idea of mission identity and practice as crossing cultures, reaching new frontiers, planting churches, and building believers to participate in world missions. An array of concepts and precise terminology alert us to many misapplications of mission work. Topics include near neighbor witness, frontier region neglect, people blindness, and unreached people group thinking.

 

 

Course Title: Intercultural Ministries Practicum

Text: Select readings on various missional topics
Course Description: Independent study intended to engage the student in practical experience in launching new or enhancing existing intercultural ministry programs for the local church. Topics include ESL programs, neighborhood surveys, praying for world religions, ethnic relations, and other missional outreach.