SBTC offering training for international missions

The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and the International Mission Board will host International Missions Training Institute (IMTI) Team Leader and Cross-Cultural Training sessions March 3-5 at College Hills Baptist Church in San Angelo.

The training includes two separate but complementary training seminars helpful for anyone interested in international missions work, said Tiffany Smith, SBTC missions mobilization associate.

The Team Leader session will be held March 3-4 and the Cross-Cultural Training will be March 4-5. Though participants may opt for only one session, both may be taken, Smith said.

The Team Leader training is 14 hours and offers practical help in recruiting prayer support, researching overseas project sites, building a missions team, financing the trip, training team members, securing proper travel and identification, and planning daily schedules.

The Cross-Cultural Training is 12 hours and covers the identification of worldviews, the biblical basis for missions, cross-cultural ministry, poverty issues, missiology, and engaging other cultures with the gospel.

“As we embrace God’s command to be a Acts 1:8 church, the IMTI training is indispensable,” Smith said. “The Team Leader training provides logistical instruction that covers everything from meeting expenses to preparing to return home.The Cross-Cultural training is more interactive and is invaluable for those who want to develop a deeper understanding of how to minister to people of different cultural backgrounds?whether they are next door or in a foreign land.”

For more information, contact Smith at the SBTC office, 817-552-2500 or tsmith@sbtexas.com.

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