God Calls

God calls to himself people of every tribe, tongue, and nation. It is our hope that, as a movement, we become more and more effective in serving students and faculty of every ethnicity and culture.

  • What culture is and how cultural differences may arise in ministry

  • Jesus' approach to navigating cultural differences

  • How to use the Approaching Differences Diagram, a tool for navigating cultural differences

Play Your Way

Find more ways to engage with the material.

  • ~45 minutes (self-paced)

    Though we anticipate this course to take around 45 minutes to complete, please feel free to do it at your own pace. All your progress will be saved so you can hop back in and resume where you left off!

  • Course Quicksheet (pdf)

    In a pinch? Take the one-page summary of the material as a quick refresher on the key takeaways. Perfect to print out and bring onto campus with you!

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Ministering Across Cultures on Campus

    • Before we begin . . .

    • A Vision for Ministering Across Cultures

    • Introduction

  • 2

    Chapter 2: Culture Matters!

    • Lesson 1: Crossing Cultures for the Sake of the Gospel

    • Lesson 2: What is Culture?

    • Lesson 3: What Does Scripture Say About Crossing Cultures?

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Crossing Cultures in the Bible

    • Lesson 1: The Approaching Differences Diagram

    • Lesson 2: The Red Line or Green Line?

    • Lesson 3: Check Your Understanding (Quiz)

  • 4

    Chapter 4: Identifying & Responding to Cultural Differences

    • Lesson 1: Assessing Your Entry Posture

    • Lesson 2: Assessing Your Responses to Dissonance

    • Lesson 3: Which Line Will You Choose?

  • 5


    • Closing Remarks

    • Before you go . . .

Resource Toolbox

All resources referenced from this course will be linked below for your convenience to view and download.