This course will teach students to analyze factors and dynamics in Third Word ministry settings. Lectures and readings will enhance understanding of the new context in which cross-cultural Christian interactions take place. This course also aims to increase empathy for the challenges and differences in cross-cultural communication. In addition to class meetings, students will also visit a) a Sudanese Christian congregation, b) a Chinese evangelical congregation, c)a Brazilian charismatic congregation in Toronto, d) a cross-cultural counseling center, and talk to their leaders. For this reason some weeks will only have an hour of contact time. Students will be evaluated through: a) class presentations b) reflections on cross-cultural visits, and c)a teaching experience in a cross-cultural setting.
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