FOSTERING CHRISTIAN GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT THROUGH INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
“...Jesus did not send his students out to start governments or even churches as we know them today...They were, instead, to establish beachheads of his person, word, and power in the midst of a failing and futile humanity.”
"Renovation of the Heart:
Putting On the Character of Christ"
OUR EDUCATIONAL APPROACH
The Center employs a multidisciplinary and faith-integrated approach to international education and training that provides students with a broad understanding of the world, its people, and the importance of Christian global engagement. All CFGE programs will include a combination of academic and experiential learning opportunities in four areas of intellectual and spiritual development that we believe are essential for training and equipping Christian international servant-leaders. These areas include:
Regional Studies: studies of the cultures and societies of particular countries or regions of the world from a multidisciplinary approach including the languages, geography, history, politics, economy, social systems, religions and environmental issues.
Faith and International Affairs: an exploration of the complex relationship between religion and international political, economic and social issues, and their impact on Christian ministry and service in different regions of the world.
Global Issues in Missions: an examination of the current status of Christianity in a particular country or region, and strategies for respectful and responsible Christian witness and cross-cultural ministry.
Intercultural Servant-Leadership Training: studies of servant-leadership theory and practice based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ including: an exploration of culturally-relevant leadership philosophies, styles, and practices; effective cross-cultural communication strategies, and the role of the servant-leader as an agent of change in societal development.