Why is this course essential?

  • Claim Your Identity

    To be a change agent in the world requires first understanding who you are and who others are: a creation reflecting the Creator.

  • Get a Global Viewpoint

    To be involved in missions work, we must move past a myopic view of God's Church to embrace the global scope of how God is moving in the world.

  • Put Love Into Action

    A desire to love is not always expressed as love. Equip yourself with tools—especially if entering a new culture—so that love can be tangibly experienced by others.

Course Overview

    1. Meet Your Instructor

    2. Course Objectives

    3. Intro Survey

    1. Introduction

    2. Download Worksheet

    3. Response Questions to Worksheet

    1. Communication Principle #1

    2. Recall

    3. Communication Principle #2

    4. Communication Principle #3

    5. Communication Principles #4 & #5

    6. Applying the Principles

    1. Cultural Communication Case Study

    2. Your Response

    3. What Went Right

    1. Wrap Up

    2. Reflection

    3. Conclusion

    4. Resources for You to Keep Growing

    5. Before you go...

About this course

  • $19.00
  • 20 lessons
  • Approx 45 mins

Course Instructor

Creative & Content Coordinator Abby Provencher

My name is Abby Provencher and I am a staff member at Touch the World. When I’m not working on devotional journals or resources for our short-term mission teams, I am likely to be found reading books and studying history—specifically, church history one of my favorite subjects. I’m passionate about stories, both our stories and the story of God’s mission throughout the world. My experiences as a short-term missions participant, team leader, intern, and now staff member at Touch the World have provided me with numerous lessons that now I get to share with you. So let’s get to it!

Why should I take this course?

We uniquely communicate based upon our cultural upbringing. In order to effectively and lovingly express ourselves in cross-cultural settings, we need to understand how our cultural values influence they way in which we communicate.

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30+ Years of Expertise

Where does this training come from?

Touch the World has been training and equipping short-term mission teams to serve around the world for over 30 years. The Missions Academy is a reflection of Touch the World's in-person training in an online format to access anytime, from anywhere. This course, "Communicating Across Cultures" is a next level course that builds upon Touch the World's expert training to prepare short-term mission team members or anyone looking to engage cross-culturally for culturally sensitive, compassionate and effective mission.