This format allows you to join others from all over the world as you learn the foundations of culture. Each day includes online video lessons, field trips to complete in your location, and live training sessions with peer interaction. This missions-specific course includes lessons on relational theology, God's culture tree, and forming a culturally appropriate ministry. At the end of this approximately 30-hour course, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome Packet

    • January 2023 Schedule

    • Vocabulary Overview

    • Choosing a Culture to Study

    • Final Presentation Instructions

    • Discussion Practice

  • 2

    Day 1

    • Lesson 1: Relational Theology

    • Lesson 1: Relational Theology Worksheet

    • Lesson 2: Relational Learning

    • Lesson 2: Relational Learning Worksheet

    • Lesson 3: Cultural Balance

    • Lesson 3: Cultural Balance Worksheet

    • Lesson 4: Empathy

    • Lesson 4: Empathy Worksheet

    • Lesson 5: Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

    • Lesson 5: Fixed vs. Growth Mindset Worksheet

    • Day 1 Live Training

  • 3

    Day 2

    • Lesson 6: The Culture Tree

    • Lesson 6: The Culture Tree Overview

    • Lesson 7: Your Culture Tree

    • Lesson 7: Your Culture Tree Worksheet

    • Lesson 8: Core and Flex

    • Lesson 8: Core and Flex Worksheet

    • Lesson 9: God's Culture Tree

    • Lesson 9: God's Culture Tree Worksheet

    • Lesson 10: Culture Stress

    • Lesson 10: Culture Stress Worksheet

    • Field Trip 1 Instructions

    • Day 2 Live Training

  • 4

    Day 3

    • Lesson 11: Looking for Patterns

    • Lesson 11: Looking for Patterns Worksheet

    • Lesson 12: The Languages of Culture

    • Lesson 12: The Languages of Culture Worksheet

    • Lesson 13: Asking and Listening

    • Lesson 13: Asking and Listening Worksheet

    • Lesson 14: Learning Cycle

    • Lesson 14: Learning Cycle Worksheet

    • Field Trip 2 Instructions

    • Day 3 Live Training

  • 5

    Day 4

    • Lesson 15: Communication

    • Lesson 15: Communication Worksheet

    • Lesson 16: Building a Culture Tree

    • Lesson 16: Building a Culture Tree Worksheet

    • Field Trip 3 Instructions

    • Day 4 Live Training

  • 6

    Day 5

    • Lesson 17: Forming a Ministry

    • Lesson 17: Forming a Ministry Worksheet

    • Day 5 Live Training