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.
Below are several other training courses you may want to take while you’re here for ICC. These will need to be scheduled before ICC begins or after it ends. Please make travel and housing arrangements accordingly.
JAARS hosts a 3.5-day course designed to promote security awareness and risk preparedness for serving in the context of global ministry. Concilium Training delivers this highly practical and theologically grounded course, which gives participants very real tools to handle very real dangers faced by field personnel. The content of this course is focused on the individual or family unit and equips participants for resiliency in ministry.
Upcoming Dates: February 26-29, 2020. (Please plan to arrive on the 25th, and schedule flights to depart after 3 p.m. on the 29th.)
Cost: $850 per person, including all lodging and meals.
JAARS offers water safety training to anyone attending ICC. If you anticipate serving in coastal, lake, or river areas, this training is for you! We’ll provide information and practical, in-water experience in a safe environment. This training can reduce the risks of physical and psychological trauma in water travel and increase the chances of surviving a water emergency.
If interested, personal safety equipment is also available for purchase, with 50% of the cost subsidized by our Transportation Solutions fund.
This course is offered as an elective, typically on one Friday afternoon during ICC.
Cost: $10 per person, or $20 per family.
JAARS offers a variety of training options designed for those who will be serving overseas.
½- to 1-Day Manual Transmission Drivers Training
3-Day 4WD Training & Advanced Recovery Training
3- to 3.5-Day Motorcycle and/or ATV Basic Skills Course (length depends on the number of students)
Individual Consultation available for specialized advice on vehicle and equipment selection, maintenance, etc.