Ministry can be stressful. Cross-cultural ministry will be more stressful. Studies show that the stress associated with cross-cultural entry and transition, ministry ambiguity, and conﬂict are major contributors to failure in cross-cultural ministry.
Thatʼs the bad news. The good news is that the CIT program is designed to prepare you to survive and succeed.
“As mature Christians, we think we know the Bible (and ourselves) well enough to become cross cultural workers. But in the relative isolation of the North Carolina mountains, we found out how much we don’t know and how God-sized the work is. We live in a community something like the church in Acts and build and test relationships like never before. We learned to use the Bible to question and answer what we heard taught…I can’t imagine what a mess I’d have made of things if I had gone to the ﬁeld without CIT.”