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Mission

Theology Papers and Journal Articles

2015

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Improving Theological Education Using Intercultural Mission, Murray House Aug 2015

Improving Theological Education Using Intercultural Mission, Murray House

Theology Papers and Journal Articles

One model for improving theological training is Avondale’s Mission Immersion Experiences for ministry students. These intercultural service-oriented experiences have provided opportunities for transformative learning by placing students in a new and challenging context. This immersion has initiated the refashioning of students’ communication and relational skills. It has caused them to be more self-aware and increased their confidence levels in ministry. As their cultural competencies have risen they have experienced confirmation of their calling and an increase in their confidence in their own readiness for ministry.

This paper reports on the research into the personal, spiritual and professional impact upon ...