EM440/640 Cross-Cultural Field Education
1 hour per week & 50 hours field work*/directed study
Lecturer: Felix Chung
Description: To provide opportunity for students to experience at first hand some of the issues involved in cross-cultural ministry. To enable them to develop sensitivity to the inter-relationships between human life, the Christian gospel, Christian ministries and culture. To help them reflect upon their own culture and its impact upon their understanding of their ministry and humanity.
Subject Outline: (Sections A, B and C are weighted approximately 20%, 60% and 20% respectively)
- Section A: Preparation
- Section B: Fieldwork;
- Section C: Evaluation and Reflection
* Students can choose from not less than 50 hours field work in some form of Christian work with people from a culture different than the student’s own; or a missionary trip of not less than 4 week’s residence in a culture other then the student’s own, or other form of field work approved by the lecturer.
- M Collins, Manual for Today’s Missionary (William Carey, 1986).
- S Lingenfelter & M Mayers, Ministering Cross Culturally (Baker, 1986).
- T Ward, Living Overseas: A Book of Preparation (Free Press, 1984).
- P Hiebert, Anthropological Insights for Missionaries (Baker, 1985).