Knowing how to build and sustain healthy relationships is paramount to success in any multicultural, global team organization. ICC will give you opportunities to:
ICC is a 4½-week course that we offer two times a year.
Spiritual Vitality is the essence of the entire course. It is vital for you to have a strong spiritual foundation as you prepare to serve the Lord anywhere in the world. Identity in Christ, unity, respecting authority, the sovereignty of God, and forgiveness are taught and discussed at length.
Worldview expands how you view other cultures, ethnicities, and language groups while exploring how personal worldviews impact your responses and outlook on life. You will learn about honor/shame cultures, core values of culture, and the difference between biblical absolutes and cultural applications.
Partnering/Interpersonal Skills are necessary to be a productive team member. During ICC you will learn about dealing with conflict biblically, impact awareness, crisis management, and living in community. Time is spent coaching and helping you learn about your strengths and how you can best contribute to a team.
Language and Culture Acquisition includes learning about other cultures from a practical standpoint. Depending on your prior experience with language training, there are two tracks to this part of the program; you are assigned to one track.