- has developed an understanding of the worldview of the ethnic group with whom they are working
- has a positive relationship with their mentor who has made an impact in personal, intellectual and spiritual development
- recognizes the need to contextualize biblical truths
- has established positive and challenging non-Christian and Christian relationships within the ethnic community.
- has had opportunity to share their faith
- deals with cross-cultural stress in a positive manner
- has developed a hunger for knowing God personally and intellectually
- demonstrates an acceptable level of academic skill
- understands the principles of working with a “passive mentor”
- fulfills greater ministry responsibility than previous semester
- understands and begins to apply principles for contextualizing biblical truths
- understands and experiences the role of church
- learns discipleship principles and has opportunity to be involved as a discipler
- demonstrates missional thinking in ministry
- develops positive relationships in a cohort setting
- understands issues relating to multi-cultural teams
- exercises conflict management skills
- is capable of using cultural evaluation tools
- is able to follow an effective approach to language learning
- understands the biblical basis for missions
- demonstrates an increased dependence upon God through prayer
- develops language and culture aquisition skills
- understands the dynamics of the missionary’s role
- experiences the ways culture affects communication and church planting
- develops an appreciation for the values and perspectives of another culture
- is able to relate to others in appropriate cultural ways
- understands the bases of human communication, the bases of worldview dynamics and the bases of cultural theological development.
- successfully applies the principles learned previously within a ministry setting
Outcomes for the Cross-cultural MACS program of study:
- demonstrates competency and accepts responsibility in handling interpersonal conflicts
- recognizes the value of team and functions effectively within one.
- demonstrates commitment to a personal and community perspective of spiritual formation.
- exhibits a spirit of love, patience and peace
- has significant non-Christian and Christian relationships within the ethnic community.
- is able to accurately contextualize biblical truths
- is capable of teaching and discipling with clarity and relevance
- is missional in outlook and practice.
- becomes a significant and effective participant in cross-cultural evangelism / church planting.
- understands the relationship of church and kingdom
- is able to distinguish between the inculturation of the gospel and the imposition of culture.
- see also curricular outcomes for the MACS program