Details for Practicum in Cross Cultural Ministry
Aimed to be used early or late in one’s development in missions, the practicum in mission enables a student to get up close and personal with cross cultural ministry. It is initially facilitated by attending a seminar. Then there are two alternatives for the practical aspect:
1. Go on a short term missions trip of at least two weeks duration, or
2. Getting involved in a church in another language in one’s own town for a minimum of three months. Additionally, there will be personal involvement with people from that language group.
Whichever path is chosen, the experience is then documented through a series of predefined writing projects coming out of a daily journal from the period of involvement.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: MIS310
- Credit points: 10
4 x units in Missions [MIS]
The unit Practicum in Cross Cultural Ministry is part of the subject area Missiology and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Applied Theology (Korean) (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)), Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
This unit integrates subject material and field experience in the area of mission and develops students’ understanding of the nature of mission and ministry.
- Meaning and importance of mission
- Exposure to various mission settings
- Nature of mission
- Planning and evaluating mission projects and strategies
- Understanding community systems and structures, including cross cultural mission and humanitarian organizations
- Dynamic reflection on field experiences
- Debriefing processes and content
This course may be offered in the following formats
STINT Seminar at beginning of Practicum, field placement either in an intensive missions experience (minimum 3 weeks), or extensive practical deployment (one or two semester part time deployment), films, mentoring and debrief exercises.
Major Essay (50%, 2500 words); Critical Reflection on involvement in Practicum (30%, 1500 words); Student and Supervisor Evaluations (20%, 1000 words)
- Andrews, D. Building a Better World. Albatross Books, 1996.
- Betty B. Friend Raising (Revised) YWAM Publishing, 2003
- Bosch, D.J. Transforming Mission. Orbis Books, 1991.
- Bosch, David J. Believing in the Future: Toward a Missiology of Western Culture. Valley Forge: Trinity Press International, 1995
- Borthwick, P. Youth & Missions, Victor Books, 1988.
- Cise, Martha Van, Successful Mission Teams, New Hope, 1996
- Daloz, L.A., Keen, C.H., Keen, J.P., Parks, S.D. Common Fire: Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World. Beacon Press, 1996.
- Gill, A. Life on the Road. Lancer Books, 1989.
- Holland, J. & Henriot, P. Social Analysis: Linking Faith and Justice. Orbis Books, 1983.
- Hovey K. G. ed. STINT (Short Term Intercultural Nationwide Training) Seminar Workbook, Sydney Unpublished, 2006
- Kaldor, P., Bellamy, J. & Moore, S. Mission Under the Microscope: Keys to Effective and Sustainable Mission, Openbook, 1994.
- Pirolo, N. The Reentry Team, Emmaus Road International, 2000