Teaching students life, service and leadership in the global classroom
In it’s third year at Barclay College, Juniors Global is a cross-cultural, mission experience where students travel to various locations for 2-4 weeks. Prior to the trip, students will spend the spring semester preparing for cross-cultural communication and service, and will study location-specific material. General concepts such as language, ethnicity, gender, kinship, politics and religion will be researched. Special attention will be given to those aspects of cross-cultural ministry that are most relevant to effective evangelism, relationship building, and an understanding of discipleship in the cultural context. Eligible juniors will have a portion of their trip subsidized.
By the end of the course, students will:
- Explain the history, culture and spiritual climate of those in the location to be served as a result of journaling insights and lessons learned.
- Recognize God’s global presence by preparing for and working amongst the people in other cultures.
- Analyze formal (written documentation) and informal (non-verbal) cultural information.
- Implement, in a global context, skills and knowledge gained in the classroom.
- Identify aspects of culture that serve as barriers and benefits to cross-cultural ministry and devise strategies to overcome barriers or enhance the benefits.
- Build relationships with those in other cultures through mutual service.
For more information visit the Juniors Global Blog