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Similarly, Jaffray’s partnership with several Calgary ministries revealed a desire to see more people engaging with New Canadians and a need for more training to equip lay people to bridge cultural gaps confidently. In response, Jaffray, International Student Ministries Canada, First Alliance Church, Centre Street Church, and Brentview Baptist Church developed and hosted a two-hour seminar on Cultural Intelligence (CQ), led by Dr. Bradley D. Friesen. The seminar was offered twice throughout the year on the Ambrose University campus in

Calgary. One participant reflected, “Our churches are becoming so multicultural that [CQ] is vital,” while another stated, “CQ is at the top of my mind as I think about the development of leaders who will influence the church to know how to engage with all people.” Learning how to understand and navigate the cultural difference in our neighborhoods will only continue to be a topic of importance as Canada continues to diversify. If you are interested in joining one of these seminars or hosting these at your church or organization, please let us know. u

FRESH WAYS OF LOOKING AT GOD’S GLOBAL MISSION

“All the seminars opened my eyes to the task that God is placing in our paths to win the lost who are on our doorstep.” Anne Stephens

Photos (page 4): Dr. Sadin Jay Tira sharing on Diaspora Ministry. (Top, page 5): Dr Bradley D. Friesen leading a seminar on cultural intelligence. ( Bottom, page 5): The creators of the MillbourneStatement at MCLC.

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...fresh ways of looking at God’s global mission

Perspectives August 2017  

fresh ways of looking at God’s global mission Perspectives is published twice a year for the Jaffray Centre for Global Initiatives at Ambro...

Perspectives August 2017  

fresh ways of looking at God’s global mission Perspectives is published twice a year for the Jaffray Centre for Global Initiatives at Ambro...