San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Help! We're Going on a Short-Term Trip!... is a highly relational, informative, and interactive seminar. Whether you're preparing your teams or investigating short-term possibilities, you will benefit greatly.
This seminar relays valuable information by simulating the process of equipping a short-term team. You will not only learn about leading, you will experience being a team member. CULTURELink training emphasizes people development as well as ministry preparation.
Larry Ragan brings experience from over 50 countries. He has led prayer teams, professional exchanges, English schools, outreaches, building projects, disaster relief teams, and more. As a result, many have been mobilized for full-time global involvement. Larry Ragan, founder of CULTURELink, began his international experience in the South Pacific. After completing studies in engineering, cross-cultural ministries, and education, he has served as a World Missions Pastor at two different churches. He has now led and/or overseen over 250 international teams. Additionally, Larry trains for the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. Larry and his wife, Karen, also served as missionaries in Budapest, Hungary, with Grace Ministries International.
In addition, Larry served as a teaching pastor for 11 years for North Metro Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Currently, he is ministering fulltime training and consulting with CULTURELink and is an itinerant speaker, nationally and internationally, for churches, Campus Crusade for Christ, YWAM, and many other organizations. He and Karen have two kids, a dog, two cats, one fish, two hamsters and one frog.
* CULTURELink has 7 qualified instructors. On occasion, the class instructor changes due to scheduling conflicts.
Seminar Schedule and Topics
Thursday • Jan 23, 2014
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
- Short-term Missions Training Philosophy
- Session 1: Getting Started
Friday • Jan 24, 2014
- Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Session 1: Getting Started - continued
- Session 2: Cultural Research
12:00 – 1:00 PM
1:00 – 5:00 PM
- Short-Term Emergency Issues
- Session 3: Becoming Cross-cultural
- Session 4: Ministry Preparation
- Session 5: Team Building
- The Seven Step Process
Saturday • Jan 25, 2014
- Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Session 6 and Session 7: Travel, Packing, and Health/Final Countdown
- Session 8: Living the Experience
- Session 9: Debriefing and Reentry
- Session 10: Home and Looking Forward
Questions and Additional Information
Contact us by phone at 770-973-8809 or visit www.culturelinkinc.org.
What others are saying
... voted most helpful seminar at the ACMC National Conferences.
If the 55 teams I received in Albania had half of this training, our projects would have been so much deeper and more significant.
~Cori Crawford, Campus Crusade for Christ
... not only practical, but spiritual. I didn't expect the seminar to be this spiritually motivating. I left inspired, convicted, and personally transformed.
~Seminar Participant, Fellowship Bible Church - Little Rock
Dates: Jan 23 - 25, 2014
Fee: $171.00 per person
- Seminar Instruction and Interactive Materials
- Team Member's Manual
- Team Leader's Manual
- Breakfast/Lunch Fri. & Sat.
Location: Mount Paran Church of God North
Instructor: Larry Ragan
Registration: Jan 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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When & Where
Making disciples of those who will make disciples of all nations, our ministry is to enhance cross-cultural effectiveness through education, equipping, and exposure.
CULTURELink provides practical training and resources to enable churches, mission organizations, and corporations to impact others as they effectively serve in cross-cultural settings.
CULTURELink trains and prepares individuals, team leaders, and team members to successfully integrate into new cultural environments. Whether moving to another country long term or visiting short term in order to provide disaster relief (earthquakes, floods), correct social injustices (illiteracy, sex trafficking), meet physical needs (AIDS, hunger, housing, medical) or expand and develop Christian ministries (church planting, discipleship programs), CULTURELink enhances cross-cultural effectiveness.
CULTURELink was founded in 1995 to provide training and resources for individuals, churches, mission organizations, and corporations as they move beyond their own cultural walls to impact the world. Throughout CULTURELink‘s short but rich history, thousands of disciples have been equipped and strengthened and thousands more made as a result of CULTURELink‘s training seminars.
Our knowledgeable and experienced team of instructors guide seminar participants through all aspects of preparing and leading their cross-cultural teams. Seminar participants consistently share that CULTURELink‘s training has been the single greatest source of impact in the preparation and planning of their short-term mission trips.
Completely based in Scripture, our core beliefs guide every aspect of CULTURELink‘s mission and ministry and spur us on to reach the world as we follow Jesus’ admonition to “go and make disciples of all nations.”