CMTI 0520 Intercultural Spiritual Formation

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About this Course

Grow your skills in developing Christ-like character in people from a different cultural context in this graduate level mini-course. Learning emphasizes relational, Spirit-led empowerment in the disciple’s own cultural context.

Earn the Intercultural Discipleship Certificate

This course is Part 1 of 3 in the Intercultural Discipleship Certificate series. By completing this and the other two courses in this series with a demonstrated 80% proficiency, you are eligible to apply your Certificate of Completion for 3 academic credits in a graduate degree at Crown College.

In Progress  |    Part 1: Intercultural Spiritual Formation (this course)

Starts October 20, 2021  |    Part 2: Intercultural Discipleship Methods

Starts January 12, 2022  |    Part 3: Cross-Cultural Coaching & Teaching

You can register for ANY course in this series; they do not need to be taken consecutively.

What you’ll learn in this course:

  • Understand the importance of building relationships with people from another culture and modeling Christian behavior in their context.
  • Appreciate and respect the people and culture of their host country.
  • Accompany believers of another culture as they journey toward Christ.
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Your Instructor

Dr. Jeff Singfiel

Dr. Singfiel has been in ministry for 29 years, the last nineteen of which have been with The Alliance in Kosovo, a majority Muslim country. He has worked in church planting, preaching and discipleship, community development, and national church & mission leadership roles. His broad experience with many levels of church life provides a meaningful perspective on intercultural spiritual formation.


  • Fernando, A. (2019). Discipling in a multicultural world. Wheaton, IL: Crossway. [ISBN: 978-1-4335-6285-3]  Chapters 7-13

  • Hibbert, E. & Hibbert, R. (2018). Walking together on the Jesus road: Discipling in intercultural contexts. Pasadena, CA: William Carey. [ISBN: 978-0-87808-069-4]  Chapters 1-8

    Kindle and paperback versions of the texts are available through Amazon.

    Additional readings are provided in the course.

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