CIT values a holistic approach to the learning process. While the principle and skill aspects of cross-cultural preparation can be segmented into bite-sized subject matter, they are lived out in an integrated whole. Therefore, our programming attempts to integrate our values throughout the participants’ learning experience with us. We believe in community, age-appropriate learning, and spiritual formation.

Community:

  • Character
  • Vulnerability/Transparency
  • Body Life
  • Family Friendly
  • Forgiveness
  • Trust
  • Cultural Understanding
  • Contextualization
  • Small Groups
  • History Giving
  • On-Campus Living
  • Campus Mayor Responsibilities

Age-Appropriate Learning:

  • Age-Appropriate Learning Principles
  • Sensitive to diverse personalities & learning styles
  • Holistic Philosophy
    • Cognitive
    • Affective
    • Volitional
    • Psychomotor
    • Reflective
    • Social
    • Family Sensitive
  • Facilitator vs. Professor

Spiritual Formation:

  • Identity
  • Self-Righteousness / Righteousness of God
  • Self-Reliance/Reliance on God
  • Self-Satisfaction/Satisfaction in God
  • Humility/Servanthood
  • Incarnational
  • Counter Ethnocentrism