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Seminar: Help! We’re Going on a Short-Term Trip • Atlanta, GA


Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)

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CULTURELink seminars and resources are designed to equip you to make disciples of those who will make disciples of all nations. CULTURELink partners with mission organizations and churches to train them in the “how-to’s” of team development while preparing them for cross-cultural challenges. This class allows team leaders the opportunity to experience being part of a team themselves prior to assuming their leadership roles.

While simulating the process of equipping a short-term team, our seminars are informative, interactive, and highly relational. Each participant receives a Team Leader’s Manual complete with lesson plans for training sessions, step-by-step guidelines for discipling team members, and directives for planning the logistics of a short-term mission trip. Participants also receive a Team Member’s Manual filled with a collection of articles, devotions, and worksheets that cover all aspects to develop effective cross-cultural servants.

Whether providing disaster relief, correcting social injustices, meeting physical needs, or expanding and developing Christian ministries, CULTURELink’s practical training and resources prepare teams to successfully integrate into new cultural environments.


Led by an experienced CULTURELink instructor, seminar participants are guided through ten training sessions that equip them to prepare their teams before, during, and after their cross-cultural experience.

This seminar will be taught by Larry Ragan, founder of CULTURELink. Larry brings experience from over 50 countries. He has led professional exchanges, English language classes, outreaches, prayer teams, building projects, disaster relief teams, and more. He has led or overseen more than 250 teams.

Additionally, Larry teaches for Perspectives on the World Christian Movement courses. He previously served as a Missions Pastor and Teaching Pastor at two different churches. Larry and his wife, Karen, also served as missionaries in Budapest, Hungary. They live in Atlanta with their two kids, a dog, four cats, one fish, and one frog...the animal count changes daily.

*On occasion, the class instructor changes due to scheduling conflicts.


I have experienced the damage, locally and globally, that short-term teams can cause to the work that took long-term missionaries years to build because of a lack of training. Having now received numerous teams trained by CULTURELink, our local and global ministries have been blessed. This training helps to deploy servants that build up our work and partner with us for the long haul.
~ Adili Kea, Liaison • Royal Kids School (Kenya); Director of Operations • Atlanta Dream Center

I wish I had this training six years ago. I’ve been on thirty international trips, but through this training I have learned so much about leadership, team building skills, and spiritual & practical preparation for my teams.
~ Seminar Participant • Woodstock, GA


When: January 17 - 19, 2019
Where: Eastside Baptist Church, 2450 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30068
Cost: $179.00 (includes: Seminar Instruction, Interactive Materials, Team Member’s Manual, Team Leader’s Manual, Breakfast & Lunch on Friday, and Breakfast on Saturday)


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6:30 - 7:00PM: Registration

7:00 - 9:00PM 

  • Short-term Missions Training Philosophy
  • Session 1: Getting Started


8:30 - 9:00AM: Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 12:00PM

  • Session 1: Getting Started (continued)
  • Session 2: Cultural Research

12:00 - 12:30PM: Lunch

12:30 - 5:00PM

  • Short-term Emergency Issues
  • Session 3: Becoming Cross-cultural
  • Session 4: Ministry Preparation
  • Session 5: Team Building


8:30 - 9:00AM: Continental Breakfast

9:00AM - 1:00PM

  • The Seven-Step Process
  • Session 6: Travel, Packing, and Health
  • Session 7: Final Countdown
  • Session 8: Living the Experience
  • Session 9: Debriefing and Re-entry


We are grateful to the following organizations and churches for their partnership and support:

Eastside Baptist Church • Operation Mobilization • SEND Int’l • SCORE Int’l • Cru • Global Focus • New Wilmington Missions Conference • Eastern European Ministries Network • Fellowship Bible Church (Little Rock, AR) • First Baptist Church Woodstock (GA) • and MANY others!

Have questions about Seminar: Help! We’re Going on a Short-Term Trip • Atlanta, GA? Contact CULTURELink, Inc.

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Eastside Baptist Church
2450 Lower Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30068

Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)

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 CULTURELink Inc.’s mission is to make 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.

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