Preparing you for strategic and effective cross-cultural ministry.

CIT is three distinct areas which are unified by a common goal of cross-cultural training:

Learning Center

Pre-field and debrief training in community for missionaries and their families

CIT Next

Equipping missionaries in their place of ministry using distance learning capacities.

CIT Global

Partnering with national mission movements to foster quality cross-cultural training.

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Why Attend CIT?

Cross-Cultural Equipping

Second Language Acquisition

Children and Youth Program

Debrief Retreat

Upcoming Terms

choose your term

Fall Term

Oct 06 - Nov 15

Debrief Retreat

Dec 01 - Dec 06

Winter 2020

Jan 12 - Feb 21

Debrief Retreat

Feb 23 - Feb 28

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Prepared to Move

I had always been nervous about moving to another country and learning a new culture. After going through the Equipping class at CIT, I know that I am ready and prepared to move and begin my ministry in another country. I believe that anyone moving cross-culturally should take this course.

C.B. - Philippines

2018-10-03T19:33:52+00:00

C.B. - Philippines

I had always been nervous about moving to another country and learning a new culture. After going through the Equipping class at CIT, I know that I am ready and prepared to move and begin my ministry in another country. I believe that anyone moving cross-culturally should take this course.

Can Learn

CIT brings together experience, knowledge, and different learning modes that build up a person's belief that they can learn a second language.

T.H. - Lebanon

2018-10-04T02:10:53+00:00

T.H. - Lebanon

CIT brings together experience, knowledge, and different learning modes that build up a person's belief that they can learn a second language.

Moving Forward

CIT Debrief provided the time, space, and opportunity to reflect on my cross-cultural experiences and process them well with the purpose of moving forward, wherever and however God calls me in the future.

A.H. - Vietnam

2018-10-04T02:06:05+00:00

A.H. - Vietnam

CIT Debrief provided the time, space, and opportunity to reflect on my cross-cultural experiences and process them well with the purpose of moving forward, wherever and however God calls me in the future.

Top Notch

The equipping course was top-notch and the instructors are extremely well-versed and experienced. We were very impressed with the childrenís program and how intentional it was to equip our kids. We can't say enough about what a high quality program CIT was. We wish our entire church could go through the training. The community living compounded the effectiveness.

K.C. - Peru

2018-10-03T19:08:49+00:00

K.C. - Peru

The equipping course was top-notch and the instructors are extremely well-versed and experienced. We were very impressed with the childrenís program and how intentional it was to equip our kids. We can't say enough about what a high quality program CIT was. We wish our entire church could go through the training. The community living compounded the effectiveness.

Helping our Kids

Childcare was great. I appreciated all the classes did to help the kids be better prepared for what is ahead. They loved their classes and their teachers. I appreciated the communication we received about what was being taught, how the kids were doing and what areas needed growth.

J.Y. - Chile

2018-10-03T19:35:15+00:00

J.Y. - Chile

Childcare was great. I appreciated all the classes did to help the kids be better prepared for what is ahead. They loved their classes and their teachers. I appreciated the communication we received about what was being taught, how the kids were doing and what areas needed growth.

Been Equipped

I have a big concern for missionary attrition because Iím part of that statistic. My first time out fulltime ended in failure. Now I feel like I have been equipped with resources to help us navigate almost any situation. We've also been grounded in theology and the gospel as a strong foundation. May the Holy Spirit remind us of all this as we rely on Him for our very breath!

M.V. - Indonesia

2018-10-03T19:10:32+00:00

M.V. - Indonesia

I have a big concern for missionary attrition because Iím part of that statistic. My first time out fulltime ended in failure. Now I feel like I have been equipped with resources to help us navigate almost any situation. We've also been grounded in theology and the gospel as a strong foundation. May the Holy Spirit remind us of all this as we rely on Him for our very breath!

Worth Every Penny

When we found out that we were going to CIT, we began asking our friends who had gone through the course about their experiences. We heard nothing but good things. Our expectations were pretty high. CIT didn't just meet our expectations, it surpassed them. The program is centered around the heart of the missionary and our spiritual vitality was their number one priority. We also gained a wealth of practical information and we know that our ministry will be better for it. That, to me, is worth every penny.

M.B. - Japan

2018-10-04T02:00:31+00:00

M.B. - Japan

When we found out that we were going to CIT, we began asking our friends who had gone through the course about their experiences. We heard nothing but good things. Our expectations were pretty high. CIT didn't just meet our expectations, it surpassed them. The program is centered around the heart of the missionary and our spiritual vitality was their number one priority. We also gained a wealth of practical information and we know that our ministry will be better for it. That, to me, is worth every penny.

Childcare

Childcare is amazing! The ladies who work back there are so great with kids. The individual sleeping rooms for the babies are very helpful!

K.S. - The Dominican Republic

2018-10-03T19:28:55+00:00

K.S. - The Dominican Republic

Childcare is amazing! The ladies who work back there are so great with kids. The individual sleeping rooms for the babies are very helpful!

Heart of the Missionary

This course was purely optional for us, but I in no way regret it. It feel like there was so much I did not know until now. Now I realize how much I need to enter my field with humility and focus on being a learner and observer. To sum up my experience: enlightening. CIT is far more than just knowledge to live cross-culturally. There is a focus on the heart of the missionary to prepare their heart for ministering cross-culturally.

B.C. - Nicaragua

2018-10-03T19:24:41+00:00

B.C. - Nicaragua

This course was purely optional for us, but I in no way regret it. It feel like there was so much I did not know until now. Now I realize how much I need to enter my field with humility and focus on being a learner and observer. To sum up my experience: enlightening. CIT is far more than just knowledge to live cross-culturally. There is a focus on the heart of the missionary to prepare their heart for ministering cross-culturally.

Confidence

The learning techniques they taught us for using with a language helper were great. It gave me the confidence that I can learn another language!

A.F. - SE Asia

2018-10-04T02:14:49+00:00

A.F. - SE Asia

The learning techniques they taught us for using with a language helper were great. It gave me the confidence that I can learn another language!

Save Environment

Coming to the Debrief Retreat will give you a space to feel normal around people who have the same experiences. You will be able to share your story in a safe environment, which will help you deal with your difficult experiences, close your chapter and move on.

G.B. & S.B. - Kosovo

2018-10-04T02:07:59+00:00

G.B. & S.B. - Kosovo

Coming to the Debrief Retreat will give you a space to feel normal around people who have the same experiences. You will be able to share your story in a safe environment, which will help you deal with your difficult experiences, close your chapter and move on.

Thriving Overseas

For families and singles planning on a cross-cultural move, CIT's Equipping class offers practical tools for surviving and thriving overseas. With its highly experienced facilitators, salient topics, children's program, Christ-centered and community focus, this course prepares adults and children for life in a foreign context.

M.B. - Middle East

2018-10-04T01:59:00+00:00

M.B. - Middle East

For families and singles planning on a cross-cultural move, CIT's Equipping class offers practical tools for surviving and thriving overseas. With its highly experienced facilitators, salient topics, children's program, Christ-centered and community focus, this course prepares adults and children for life in a foreign context.

Test3

If you think you are ready for the mission field, you aren’t; you need to be served by the experts at CIT. If you are going to work with, minister to, or live with anyone besides yourself whether on the field or not, you need CIT. I was reluctant to pay the small cost for CIT for fear of my stewardship. It is well worth the investment!

B.H. - Central Asia

2018-04-19T15:30:23+00:00

B.H. - Central Asia

If you think you are ready for the mission field, you aren’t; you need to be served by the experts at CIT. If you are going to work with, minister to, or live with anyone besides yourself whether on the field or not, you need CIT. I was reluctant to pay the small cost for CIT for fear of my stewardship. It is well worth the investment!

Greatly Benefited

We greatly benefited from this excellent, holistic course. So appreciated the chance to tap into the experience and academic studies of well-seasoned missionaries who helped to prepare us to thrive on the field and avoid common cross-cultural pitfalls. Deeply enriching on both a personal and community level!

J.D. - Africa

2018-04-19T15:30:01+00:00

J.D. - Africa

We greatly benefited from this excellent, holistic course. So appreciated the chance to tap into the experience and academic studies of well-seasoned missionaries who helped to prepare us to thrive on the field and avoid common cross-cultural pitfalls. Deeply enriching on both a personal and community level!

Language School

The SLA course at CIT has given me tools to study a new language whether or not I have the option of a formal language school.

A.K. - Japan

2018-10-04T02:13:48+00:00

A.K. - Japan

The SLA course at CIT has given me tools to study a new language whether or not I have the option of a formal language school.

Children Program

I absolutely loved the children's program. It was excellent. The boys really enjoyed attending. They are now speaking about our country and they have learned their verses! Great!

R.B. - Pakistan

2018-10-04T02:04:36+00:00

R.B. - Pakistan

I absolutely loved the children's program. It was excellent. The boys really enjoyed attending. They are now speaking about our country and they have learned their verses! Great!

Attitudes, Tools, Ideas

Anxious about learning a language? Confident about language learning? You need to come to SLA. We have been given attitudes, tools, and ideas that will set us up for healthy, sustainable language and culture learning in our destination country.

V.O. - Malaysia

2018-10-04T02:12:25+00:00

V.O. - Malaysia

Anxious about learning a language? Confident about language learning? You need to come to SLA. We have been given attitudes, tools, and ideas that will set us up for healthy, sustainable language and culture learning in our destination country.

Wanting More

Having been through other training conducted by large international companies, I found the CIT training to be well-structured, taught well by experts in their topics, and peppered with great simulations and exercises. CIT left me wanting more, instead of thinking it was a waste of any of my time, which I have felt about other training in the past. I can't imagine going to the field without it. All 3 couples on our field will have gone through it.

L.M. - Saipan

2018-10-03T19:32:19+00:00

L.M. - Saipan

Having been through other training conducted by large international companies, I found the CIT training to be well-structured, taught well by experts in their topics, and peppered with great simulations and exercises. CIT left me wanting more, instead of thinking it was a waste of any of my time, which I have felt about other training in the past. I can't imagine going to the field without it. All 3 couples on our field will have gone through it.

I am so Grateful

I was a bit grumpy about having to do CIT with all the demands on our time and how it might unsettle our kids. I also questioned its relevance due to the expense. In retrospect, I am so grateful to have been at CIT! I fell MUCH better equipped, humbled about how much I need to learn and delighted to see our kids thrive and grow. Thank you, CIT!!

J.S. - Africa

2018-04-19T15:31:04+00:00

J.S. - Africa

I was a bit grumpy about having to do CIT with all the demands on our time and how it might unsettle our kids. I also questioned its relevance due to the expense. In retrospect, I am so grateful to have been at CIT! I fell MUCH better equipped, humbled about how much I need to learn and delighted to see our kids thrive and grow. Thank you, CIT!!

Glorify God

If man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him for ever, then the Center for Intercultural Training joyfully exists to train, equip, and mobilize God’s servants to bring and be that message of hope, life, and joy to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people. I could not imagine an abundant and lasting service for Gods purposes for God’s people in the Nations without that equipping. Thank you CIT!

J.P. - India

2018-04-19T15:24:11+00:00

J.P. - India

If man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him for ever, then the Center for Intercultural Training joyfully exists to train, equip, and mobilize God’s servants to bring and be that message of hope, life, and joy to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people. I could not imagine an abundant and lasting service for Gods purposes for God’s people in the Nations without that equipping. Thank you CIT!

Invaluable

The ability to walk with and do life with a group of people who are all going through the same process and have people who know what you're going through, can talk to, cry with, and rejoice with is invaluable and that is just a small part of what happens at CIT.

M.B. - Guatemala

2018-10-03T19:26:49+00:00

M.B. - Guatemala

The ability to walk with and do life with a group of people who are all going through the same process and have people who know what you're going through, can talk to, cry with, and rejoice with is invaluable and that is just a small part of what happens at CIT.

Readjust

CIT has been incredible in helping us to debrief and readjust to our home culture. This experience has helped to process our time on the field. We are ever grateful for this opportunity.

N.H. - Guam

2018-10-04T02:09:39+00:00

N.H. - Guam

CIT has been incredible in helping us to debrief and readjust to our home culture. This experience has helped to process our time on the field. We are ever grateful for this opportunity.

Deeply touched

I have been deeply touched by your prayers, your love, your honesty and your life stories that radiate Jesus and your love for Him.

R.P. - India

2018-10-04T02:01:52+00:00

R.P. - India

I have been deeply touched by your prayers, your love, your honesty and your life stories that radiate Jesus and your love for Him.

life-long friends

We came somewhat reluctantly (we had worked cross-culturally a number of times previously) and by the end of the first day knew that our lives were about to change for the better. Not only was our view of culture, faith, ministry and ourselves challenged and re-shaped into something God could use more effectively, we also gained new life-long friendships with participants and facilitators alike.

G.H. - Ireland

2018-10-03T19:30:34+00:00

G.H. - Ireland

We came somewhat reluctantly (we had worked cross-culturally a number of times previously) and by the end of the first day knew that our lives were about to change for the better. Not only was our view of culture, faith, ministry and ourselves challenged and re-shaped into something God could use more effectively, we also gained new life-long friendships with participants and facilitators alike.

The “Engage Retreat” is offered by United World Mission a partner of CIT

Through the gospel we are called to a renewal of heart and mind, a life being transformed that we may become more like Christ and imitate His ways of loving, serving and leading. It is an invitation to a life intertwined with the heart of God for the world, an authentically missional life in which ministry flows out of being.

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