Intercultural Communications Course
We have just returned from JAARS in Waxhaw, NC where we attended a month long Intercultural Communications Course (ICC). ICC is packed with a tremendous amount of material consisting of four primary aspects: Worldview, Spiritual Vitality, Interpersonal Skills, and Language and Culture Acquisition.
While impossible to describe everything covered in our monthly update, we’ll highlight just a few things such as the Sovereignty of God, Forgiveness, Spiritual Warfare, and Cross-Cultural Servanthood.
A few of the activities that we engaged in that have left a deep impression on us were the Field-proofing Your Marriage sessions that the married couples attended and the worship services that we attended each week.
We and two others were assigned to an Armenian church to attend while at ICC. This was an experience that was quite different from what our initial impression led us to believe. Over the course of four weeks, we came to develop a deep appreciation for the people and even their culture and liturgy.