Today, there are 6,909 languages and more than 10,000 people groups around the world. This presents a significant challenge to the Church in communicating the gospel in a culturally sensitive, relevant and meaningful way. Learning how to communicate the gospel cross-culturally is essential to “become all things to all people so that by all possible means” the gospel will spread (1 Corinthians 9:22).
However, cultural divides do not only exist overseas, nor are they only encountered by the missionary in a foreign country. Cultural differences are clearly evident in the United States. It is valuable then to be educated for intercultural exchange for both overseas and local ministry.
The Center for Global Missions (CGM), a center within a non-denominational institution, is uniquely positioned to provide a context in which churches and organizations can converge for networking, ecumenical learning, partnering and training. CGM is dedicated to training local leaders for cross-cultural ministry wherever they serve.
Leadership Training Components
These training components are accomplished through:
Certificate in Missional Leadership
“Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews ...”
1 Corinthians 9:22