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M7285 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Mission

  • Unit Code & NameM7285 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Mission
  • DescriptionThis unit explores worldview and intercultural communication from theological and practical perspectives.

    It examines the biblical precedents for cross-cultural mission, develops a theology of cross-cultural ministry and mission, provides an understanding of culture and worldview, models of culture types, identifies personal culture and worldview, culture shock and reverse culture shock, communication theory: dangers of miscommunication, aspects of cross-cultural communication, including language and non-verbal communication; influence of social structures on communication; relationship of medium and message; and the distinction between form and function church and culture and contextualisation, indigenisation and enculturation in cross-cultural ministry and mission.
  • DisciplineChristian Life and Ministry
  • LevelUndergraduate
  • Semester2, 2018
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • PrerequisitesNil
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Explain the concept of culture and foundational principles of cross-cultural communication;
    2. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the theological and theoretical foundations of cross cultural ministry;
    3. Evidence developing skill in analysing cross-cultural situations and discerning underlying assumptions and values;
    4. Develop strategies to cope with the complexities of cross-cultural ministry or mission;
    5. Apply a growing understanding of culture and worldview to the communication of Christian faith across cultural barriers.