As you consider whether God is leading you into cross-cultural work or ministry, and whether Eastwest will be part of your journey, we invite you to consider the following as you prepare for your next steps.
It is worth opening the discussion and sharing with a trusted elder or other mature Christian as they can pray with and for you. Ask them to give you input, this can really help to clarify your own thoughts and direction.
Most long-term cross-cultural workers are supported by interested individuals and fellowships and if this is to be the case for you, it is better that your supporters walk as much of the journey with you as possible. Even as you have questions and explore the way ahead, involve them in this phase.
Write down your thoughts and experiences. As you experience God awakening your heart to the nations (or to one nation in particular) start a diary or journal to help you reflect on what He is saying to you and what your response is. This is your adventure with God and it will be exciting to look back on how it started and reflect on how God has led you over the years to come.
Feel free to get in touch with us, we would be excited to be praying for you as you look for God’s guidance and explore our part in the journey. You can ask about life at the college, the experience of students, and anything that isn’t answered on our website. Give us a call or drop us an e-mail and we will do our best to answer your questions!
If you have the time and you live in New Zealand, come and see us! Sit in on a class, have lunch with us, join us for worship in the morning – get a feel for the place and the people that make up Eastwest College.
Graduate pathways at Eastwest College
The purpose of our Diploma in Intercultural Studies programmes is to provide churches and Christian agencies with people who are able to deliver Christian ministry programmes in the cross-cultural settings both in New Zealand and overseas in not-for-profit organisations. The programmes are intended to give a broad understanding of Christian Theology, the Christian Bible from cross-cultural perspectives and intercultural skills in the following areas: language learning, cultural anthropology, pastoral care, leadership, interpersonal skills or communication and competencies.