Cross cultural ministry training in southern Spain

We offer practical cross cultural ministry training where you will participate in a multicultural team and context. At the same time we will accompany you to discover and develop your ministry according to your gifts and calling.

About

Thanks to its strategic position on the Strait of Gibraltar, this city in southern Spain is the port with the biggest flow of people between Europe and Africa. This has resulted in a city with a lot of cultural diversity. The close physical proximity to Africa and the close cultural proximity to Latin America make this city a strategic place for the development of cross cultural ministry. For this reason the OM team in this city are involved in different ministry areas, mainly among Spaniards and Arabs, and also with some other smaller cultural groups. As part of the programme you will learn about the challenges and opportunities present in cross cultural ministry. You will work with the team in different ministries, for example working with the local Spanish church, working with immigrants, church planting related activities and evangelism in the port.

MINISTRY DETAILS

The programme will focus on 4 main areas: Self-leadership: In cross cultural ministry it is essential to learn skills such as how to manage your time, resources and your emotions in new contexts where change is a constant. Teamwork: Learning to work as part of a team with people from different cultures, as well as maintaining a good relationship with your sending church, the local church and with other ministries. Ministry foundations: As well as different cultures, the mission field also has a lot of different church denominations, so we will look at theological and missiological concepts. Tools for connection: In some cases, depending on the type of ministry and the context in which you want to work in the future, you might need to develop different tools to connect with people and as a reason to enter a different country. These tools could include learning a new language, teaching language classes, developing your own business or doing training workshops.

Who is this for?

Have a call to cross cultural missions, principally but not exclusively among Spaniards or Arabs. Willingness to learn and to try new things. Willingness to work with other cultures and church denominations. Good level of English and/or Spanish.

In good health. We need to know about any health issues, dietary requirements, food allergies or intolerances in advance.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You will be sharing a flat or house with other participants, OM workers or local believers. You may have to share a bedroom.

You will need to take turns in cooking meals. All dietary requirements can be catered for, as long as we know about them in advance.

You can fly to the airports of Malaga, Seville or Gibraltar.  You can then take public transport from the airport to the city where you will be based. The cost of the public transport is in addition to the cost of the programme. 

Members of the European Union have free access to Spain. Citizens of most Latin American and some other countries can visit Spain for up to 90 days without a visa. But visitors from elsewhere will need a tourist visa to enter Spain. Check with your local Spanish consulate what the Spanish entry requirements are for your specific country.

  • Where Spain
  • When Various Dates
  • Apply by Various: See Notes
  • Cost AUD 1900.00 per month

PRICE IS APPROXIMATE AND IS MONTHLY. IT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE ACCORDING TO EXCHANGE RATES. Prices do not include flights, visa, insurance or any vaccinations required.

When: All year

How Long: 3 months to 9 months

Required Notice: 1 month

Cost: 1900.00 AUD per month

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