Introduction to Cross-Cultural Ministry

March 13-15, 2024 Maranatha Fellowship

Are you interested in serving on the foreign field? We invite you to a two-day interactive workshop near the CAM Ohio office. The workshop will help you explore various disciplines, skills, and mindsets needed to work in cross-culture settings, and help you discern if you are prepared for this work. Attendance does not imply any future commitment on your part or CAM’s part.

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Primary Speakers

Johnny Miller

Johnny Miller

(1997-2007 Romania)

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Brent Boll

(Traveled for ministry in 20 countries, 3+ years in the Middle East)

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Louie Yoder

(2011-2019 Nicaragua)

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Curtis Stoltzfus

(7 years in Belize while growing up; 10 months in Haiti)

Tentative Sessions

Starting at 4:00 PM Wednesday

  • Workshop overview
  • Introductions
  • Why do missions exist?
  • Supper
  • Knowing your God


  • Understanding poverty
  • Knowing yourself
  • Understanding cross-cultural tensions
  • Cross-cultural ministry at home
  • Knowing the Word
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Demonstrating Christ’s compassion
  • An afternoon cross-cultural encounter
  • Ethnic supper at a home or restaurant


  • Group discussion about cross-cultural encounter
  • Blessing your sending church
  • Knowing your team
  • Relating to conflict
  • Serving with grace and purity (segregated sessions)
  • Real-life scenarios
  • A pattern for faithfulness
  • Q & A with instructors
  • Course exam

Registration Process

  1. Fill out a brief inquiry form. If you have your church leader’s blessing to attend, we’ll send you a registration form listing the required reading (The Other Side of the Wall) and response questions.
  2. You’ll need to complete the reading and homework prior to sending in your registration form. The estimated time to complete the homework exercises is 2-4 hours.

Additional Details

  1. Apply early! Participation will be limited to 30 people (20+ years old). Priority will be given to applicants with meaningful responses, a serious interest in ministry, and an early registration.
  2. If accepted, the cost will be $250 per person to help cover event expenses.

Event Location

Maranatha Fellowship | 941 State Route 93 NW, Sugarcreek, OH 44681

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