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Culture and Ministry Courses

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Cross-Cultural Living and Ministry Course

Cross-Cultural Living and Ministry is an online course designed to assist Christians in better understanding, communicating, and serving in cross-cultural settings. This 15-session course includes online content as well as personal interaction with a culture helper from a specific host culture. These sessions are accompanied by and weekly video conferences with an instructor. The course culminates with the learner creating a culture profile of their host culture as well as a culture learning plan to use in the future. 

Course Dates

While we can schedule the start date and the course length to meet your individual needs, we also have pre-planned starting dates available throughout the year. Most learners take these courses over the span of six weeks. See our Culture and Ministry Registration Page for this year's pre-planned course dates. 


  • $400
  • Course discounted to $300 if currently taking an SLA course

Register for our Cross-Cultural Living & Ministry Course

*NEW Learning Ministry Language Course

(for coaches and learners)

This five-week course equips language coaches and language learners with a step-by-step approach for learning to handle worship and ministry tasks in the heart language. It includes defining goals for each proficiency level, selecting level-appropriate tasks, and implementing learning procedures for vocabulary development, listening comprehension, conversation, public speaking, reading and writing, as well as basic assessment procedures. Recommended for coaches and on-field learners at all proficiency levels, beginning through superior. No prerequisites are required for the course. We give a discount to those who have taken an ICCT online SLA course, and we offer the course for FREE through 2021 for those who have taken an ICCT online coach course.

*More information coming soon!

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Check out our FAQs

Still have questions about our culture courses? The answers to these frequently asked questions may help! If your questions aren't answered here, please contact us at icct@wheaton.edu and our director will get back to you. 

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ICCT Testimonials

"Now, having lived in Mexico for 6 years and taking this course how I see things in a whole new light. There are so many cultural aspects to life here that we observe, experience, and continue to figure out. This course is shedding a big light on it all."

-former student from our Cross-Cultural Living and Ministry Course