Cross-Cultural Ministry Practicum (CCMP) Options

 

DOMESTIC CCMP OPTIONS

CCMP Location: Brooklyn, NY (Mosaic Baptist Church)

  • Mentor/Overseer: Stephen Stallard
  • Description of Practicum: Students will help the Mosaic church planting team engage our ethnically diverse community, as we strive to plant a multiethnic church in the heart of Brooklyn. Students will be trained to theologically reflect upon mission, urban ministry and multiethnic ministry. Students will be exposed to a variety of cultures and will witness a multiethnic church planting team in action. They will help engage the community with acts of kindness and various outreaches. Students will learn the connection between theology and methodology, specifically as it relates to mission, urban ministry and multiethnic ministry. They will also learn some nuts and bolts of church planting. Perhaps most beneficial is that they will be able to witness a diverse staff in action, and be provided with up close opportunities to learn healthy team dynamics in a ministry setting.
  • Available dates:
    • Summer 2017: Mid-May through mid-August. Students can come at various times during the summer.
    • January 2018:
  • Other availability: In addition to two-week trips, students would be able to explore month long stays, also.
  • Housing: Students will stay in homes of members of the church plant. Mosaic will arrange this as well as the students’ detailed schedule. 
  • Number of students this site can host: 1-5 students
  • Projected costs: $980-$1,080
  • Considerations for the practicum: There will be a lot of walking. People who have a walking handicap will not be able to participate in several activities. Students with musical talents would be helpful in some cases, but certainly not necessary.
  • Application information: Contact site mentor.

 

CCMP Location: Chicago, IL (MissioDei)

  • Mentor/Overseer: Brian Fulton and Brian Dye
  • Description of Practicum: Students serving with MissioDei will have the opportunity to minister in the life of Gospel Community, Sunday gatherings and Neighborhood Engagement. Also, students will have the opportunity to witness Parish Model Church Planting, which serves five congregations throughout the city. Other potential opportunities include: homeless shelter engagement, teen ministry, prayer walking, college ministry, and local church health assessments.  
  • Available dates:
    • Summer 2017: Mid-May – August
    • January 2018: December – January
    • Other availability: Summer internship potentially available for 1-2 students.
  • Housing: Students will stay in a church member's home or at the church.
  • Number of students this site can host: 1-4 students
  • Projected costs: approximately $700 plus travel. Students are responsible for arranging their own travel.
  • Considerations for the practicum:
  • Application information: Contact site mentor Brian Fulton.

 

CCMP Location: Memphis, TN

  • Mentor/Overseer: Jason Cook
  • Description of Practicum: Students would be able to participate in a multi-ethnic church plant and be involved in Sunday fellowship, community groups, mentoring in urban setting, after school programming, meetings with non-profits, and church meetings. This will provide students with opportunities to learn about multi-ethnic ministry, entrepreneurial culture, healthy non-profits, refugee ministry, and healthy church culture.
  • Available dates:
    • Summer 2017: May and July; may be contingent upon church schedule.
    • December 2017/January 2018: December – January available. Contact site mentor.
    • Other availability:
  • Number of students this site can host: 1 – 3 students.
  • Projected costs: around $600.
  • Housing: Housing arrangements will vary depending on number of students.
  • Considerations for the practicum: This option would appeal to students with an entrepreneurial bent and/or desire to be church planters or serve in a multi-ethnic context.
  • Application information: Email site mentor.

 

CCMP Location: Washington (Sacred Road Ministries, Yakama Reservation)

  • Mentor/Overseer: Chris Granberry and Darren Maxfield
  • Description of Practicum: Students working with Sacred Roads Ministry will have the opportunity to work with the community of Native Americans in White Swan, WA. Scared Road focuses on bringing hope to the people of White Swan through community rebuilding, occupational training and education. In addition, Sacred Road offers an after-school program, Kingdom Kids, and youth groups to provide a refuge for young people in White Swan. Students will also participate in work-site projects (painting, roofing, small building projects) with the short-term teams that come in the summer. Other ministry includes Children’s Ministry in project housing areas on the Reservation and work related to church planting cross-culturally. 
  • Available dates:
    • Summer 2017: Any two-week period from June 3 - August 5.
    • December 2017/January 2018:
    • Other availability: 12-week summer internships available
  • Number of students this site can host: 1-4 students
  • Projected costs:  $1,500 total ($1,000 + airfare and shuttle) Students are responsible for booking their own travel to and from Washington.
  • Housing: Students will stay in staff family homes. Sacred Road will arrange housing.
  • Considerations for the practicum:
  • Application information: Contact site mentor.

 

INTERNATIONAL CCMP OPTIONS

CCMP Location: Czech Republic (Biblical Theological Seminary)

  • Mentor/Overseer: Vladislav Donat
  • Description of Practicum: Students working in the Czech Republic will have the opportunity to teach English in local schools in the mornings and participate in regular outreaches in the afternoon (youth clubs, English classes, meeting with nonbelievers in the community). They will work under the mentorship of Vladislav Donat through the Biblical Theological Seminary, who is in the long, slow process of building relationships and planting a church in this area resistant to evangelical Christianity. (Training pastors through BTS will probably not be available to Beeson students.)
  • Available dates:
    • Summer 2017:
    • January 2018:
    • Other availability: Internships longer than the required two weeks are available. 
  • Number of students this site can host: 1 – 10 students 
  • Housing: Dormitory single/double rooms with lounge/kitchen available in the seminary building.
  • Projected costs: Approximately $400-475 plus travel. Students will be responsible for booking their own travel to and from Czech Republic.
  • Considerations for the practicum: Experience in teaching English (particularly with TESL training) is recommended though not required. Other skills in music or sports are also helpful. Translators will be available for all students. 
  • Application information: Contact site mentor.

 

CCMP Location: Tambo, Ecuador (Reaching and Teaching International Ministries)

  • Mentor/Overseer: Dr. David Sills, Christopher Sills, James Kerr
  • Description of Practicum: Students will have the opportunity to see firsthand the tremendous need and the unique opportunity to provide theological training and pastoral discipleship to those without access to it. They will also see a non-formal training approach directed to primary oral learners, not to those who are highly literate. The nature of their ministry is teaching/training, so students with these gifts and a heart for discipleship would find these trips of special interest. Activities that Beeson students could participate in: Observation and/or participation in pastoral training module, missiological discussion with Reaching & Teaching missionaries and personnel, ministry activity as designated by Reaching & Teaching missionary. Teaching, evangelism, discipleship would be most helpful.
  • Available dates:
    • Summer 2017: June 24 – July 7
    • January 2018:
    • Other availability:
  • Number of students this site can host: 1-7 students. Both men and women may participate, although Reaching and Teaching has a policy that states we need more than just one single woman on a trip, for propriety sake.
  • Projected costs: $2,300 (plus immunizations). Reaching and Teaching will set up all trip logistics, including procuring the airfare.
  • Considerations for the practicum: Participating students should embrace the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, The Abstract of Principles, or The Westminster Confession of Faith. Female students could not teach in our pastoral training, but there could be opportunities for women’s discipleship. 
  • Application information: Turn in CCMP application and paperwork to the Global Center, but apply for this trip with R&T at: http://reachingandteaching.org/short-term-mission-trips/tambo-ecuador-5 with deposit and passport due at the same time. Please check website for deposit and application due dates.

 

CCMP Location: Oaxaca Costa, Mexico (Reaching and Teaching International Ministries)

  • Mentor/Overseer: Brian Argo
  • Description of Practicum: Oaxaca is perhaps the most diverse state in Mexico with more than 160 ethnolinguistic groups. The Costa Region of Oaxaca is an area where many of the ancient Zapotec people dwell. Pastors come from the mountains near the coast to two strategic centers to receive training. Those who participate on the trip will teach a course on homiletics, as well as give instruction on the spiritual discipline of stewardship and community engagement.
  • Available dates:
    • Summer 2017: July 8 – 22, 2017
    • December 2017/January 2018:
    • Other availability:
  • Number of students this site can host: 1-7 students. Both men and women may participate, although Reaching and Teaching has a policy that states we need more than just one single woman on a trip, for propriety sake.
  • Projected costs: $2,300 (plus immunizations). Reaching and Teaching will set up all trip logistics, including procuring the airfare.
  • Considerations for the practicum: Participating students should embrace the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, The Abstract of Principles, or The Westminster Confession of Faith. Female students could not teach in our pastoral training, but there could be opportunities for women’s discipleship. 
  • Application information: Turn in CCMP application and paperwork to the Global Center, but apply for this trip with R&T at: http://reachingandteaching.org/short-term-mission-trips/oaxaca-costa-mexico with deposit and passport due at the same time. Please check website for deposit and application due dates.

 

CCMP Location: North Africa

  • Mentor/Overseer: BDS Alum N. and wife, A.
  • Description of Practicum: Students would be able to visit development projects, visit other workers in the country who have a different ministry approach, observe and discuss local orthodox Islamic practice as well as the folk Islam that is practiced in this area, prayer walks, and meeting local people. If a student were to have a professional skill outside of their ministry training, we might be able to find a service opportunity, but that would be based on that individual. They could also visit historical sites such as ancient cities and worship sites of Canaanites (Baal worship), and Roman ruins, spots of early Christian martyrs and early Christian churches.
  • Available dates:
    • Summer 2017:
    • December 2017/January 2018:
    • Other availability:
  • Number of students this site can host: 1-3 students.
  • Projected costs: $2,516.00. The student would be responsible for arranging their flight.
  • Housing: Site mentor could host either 1 married couple or 1-2 students of the same gender at their house. Student will stay in a separate studio apartment. Compared to the US it would be small and a bit rough, but would be considered normal in country. Also, a single woman could stay in the house of a female team member.
  • Considerations for the practicum: The site mentors and their organization believe in and encourage female leadership and have women in leadership positions, so any student that were to come would need to be respectful of their position. Women would not be able to enter into a mosque. Proficiency in French and/or Arabic would be very helpful but not necessary. This is a great opportunity to learn about ministry in a Muslim, Arab context.
  • Application information: Contact site mentor. Please see the Global Center for this information.

 

CCMP Location: Central Asia (Anglican Frontier Mission, Church of the Resurrection) 

  • Mentor/Overseer: David Meeks
  • Description of Practicum: Students will work with an indigenous Anglican Church in a Central Asian megacity. Students will be able to explore a call to cross-cultural ministry by experiencing multicultural leadership development, evangelism and discipleship in the context of Islam and refugee ministry.  The church is a congregation of more than 60 members that come from all over one of the largest and most-populated cities in the world to worship in the national language in a Muslim nation. Many refugees have fled here for a safe haven.
  • Available dates:
    • Summer 2017: May 15-29
    • December 2017/January 2018
    • Other availability: Internships available. Contact site overseer.
  • Number of students this site can host: 1-2 students
  • Projected costs: $1,900
  • Housing: Students will stay in homes of colleagues or nationals.
  • Considerations for the practicum: Warning: A travel warning is in effect for this location. These internships will include personal safety and security training, and security procedures will be expected to be rigidly adhered to.
  • Application information: Students will have to submit both the CCMP paper work and fill out AFM application to be submitted to the site mentor.

 

CCMP Location: Stuttgart, Germany (International Baptist Convention)

  • Mentor/Overseer: Taylor and Lydia Whitley
  • Description of Practicum: Students would have the opportunity to interview and shadow staff at an international church, sit in on cross-cultural Bible studies, worship with the church on a Sunday and meet with various cross-cultural families to discuss life and ministry in Germany. Other possibilities would be to lead a cross-cultural Bible study or small group, meet with a German pastor if available, speak to people involved in anti-human trafficking ministry, speak with a ministry working with refugees and see an American military base.
  • Available dates:
    • Summer 2017: June through July
    • December 2017/January 2018: Mid to late January
    • Other availability:
  • Number of students this site can host: 1-3 students.
  • Projected costs: around $2,000
  • Housing:
  • Considerations for the practicum: Charismatic issues are a sensitive topic among some conservative American military and German congregation members. IBC accepts speaking in tongues but the pastor asks that people not participate in that practice during corporate worship. This trip would appeal to those interested or involved in youth ministry.
  • Application information: Email site mentors.

 

CCMP Location: South Asia  (Children’s Relief International)

  • Mentor/Overseer: Raimie Bateman
  • Description of Practicum: Students would be able to participate in the following: Serving food and clothing to the poor in rural villages. Preaching and sharing personal testimony in local church gatherings. Visiting temples and local holy sites in order to better learn about the culture/religion. Visiting local markets to better understand the economic climate. Teaching in a Bible college (50 students per week). A three-month, pre-trip learning process in which they will engage other worldviews, religions, and be challenged to understand. A pre-trip workshop to develop their theology into story form for teaching abroad. Nightly debriefings on the field. Mutual evaluation of their teaching style and content while abroad. Feedback to improve our organizational process upon return.
  • Available dates:
    • Summer 2017: Open availability. Some trips are scheduled but can work with students’ schedule. Scheduled dates: July 13-30 and August 8-24
    • December 2017/January 2018:
    • Other availability: Extended trips are possible. Contact site mentor to discuss possibilities.
  • Number of students this site can host: 1 to 4 students
  • Projected costs: $2,800-3,500
  • Housing: Stateside: With members of CRI staff; overseas: with national partners
  • Considerations for the practicum: The national leaders ask that the men teach over mixed groups within the church. The ladies will be teachers as well but have their own space whereby they can teach the women. The same is true for local church gatherings. Women may share testimony but preaching is reserved for the men.
  • Application information: Visit www.teachforthenations.com for information about scheduled trips or contact site mentor.

 

CCMP Location: Miragoâne, Haiti (Children’s Relief International)

  • Mentor/Overseer: Raimie Bateman
  • Description of Practicum: Students would have the opportunity to teach the Word of God in a classroom setting, develop one-week courses, learn religious differences in a ministry context, participate in holistic mission, preach and pray at rural churches and serve the poor.
  • Available dates:
    • Summer 2017: Some trips are scheduled but CRI can help to build a trip if three or more students go together.
    • December 2017/January 2018: Some trips are scheduled but CRI can help to build a trip if three or more students go together.
    • Other availability: Extended trips are possible. Contact site mentor to discuss possibilities.
  • Number of students this site can host: 1 to 4 students
  • Projected costs: $3,000
  • Housing: Stateside: With members of CRI staff; overseas: with national partners
  • Considerations for the practicum: The national leaders ask that the men teach over mixed groups within the church. The ladies will be teachers as well but have their own space whereby they can teach the women. The same is true for local church gatherings. Women may share testimony but preaching is reserved for the men.
  • Application information: Visit www.teachforthenations.com for information about scheduled trips or contact site mentor.

 

CCMP Location: Liberia (CRCA)

  • Mentor/Overseer: Dennis and Vania Aggrey
  • Description of Practicum: Students would be able to participate in the following: 1) Pastors Training—We have ongoing pastors training centers that would give students an opportunity to teach and mentor the pastors and church leaders that are being trained. Some of the aspects of the training include: Leadership Development; Evangelism, Discipleship, & Church Planting; Preaching; Family Counseling; Youth Ministry; Children’s Ministry and more. Evangelism Team; schools—there are four elementary schools and a senior high; there are opportunities to teach Bible or other subjects with a Christian world view in our schools to varying grade levels. Beeson students could also assist with the EQUIP/students sponsorship program. We also have C-Certificate teacher training, in which Beeson students could teach the training curriculum (which we already have) and help monitor and evaluate the current C-Certificate trainees in the classroom and in their studies; construction; water well and water filter ministry; agriculture, and administration. A longer-term Beeson student could also be involved with hosting mission teams that come to do medical clinics or other outreach in villages.
  • Available dates:
    • Summer 2017: Flexible. Contact site mentor at least one month or more in advance to plan.
    • December 2017/January 2018: Flexible. Contact site mentor at least one month in advance to plan.
    • Other availability: Opportunities for staying longer than two weeks are possible. Contact site mentor.
  • Number of students this site can host: 2 – 12 students.
  • Projected costs: $3,690 -  $4,530
  • Housing: Guesthouse available with varying amenities. Contact site mentor for specifics.
  • Considerations for the practicum: Beeson students interested in coming to Liberia should look over the ministry component/strategies and determine where they could best fit or see themselves working within the ministry work or chose an area within the ministry where they would like to develop. Athletic ability or interest in sports or music in the church is not necessary but would be useful as ministry outreach in connecting with Liberians.
  • Application information: Contact site mentor.

 

CCMP Location: Calcutta, India (Good News Children Education Mission)

  • Mentor/Overseer: Mrs. Eunok Roy (Lee)
  • Description of Practicum: GNCEM runs several schools, a day care, and several other ministries.  As such, areas of ministry are broad.  Students could help with several school subjects, leading devotions and worship for students and participate in Sunday services, both in English and Bengali.  There may be opportunities to teach the Bible to youth or to participate in youth or women’s fellowship. They would have the opportunity to stay and work in one school for the entirety of their trip or participate in a survey of all GNCEM schools across the city. They will have the opportunity to work across socioeconomic lines and experience a truly varied ministry.  GNCEM’s schools serve a large number of students from very poor backgrounds.
  • Available dates:
    • Summer 2017: Open throughout summer. Contact site mentor.
    • December 2017/January 2018: available December – January
    • Other availability: Students are welcome to stay more than two weeks.
  • Number of students this site can host: 2 – 10 students. Students can come at various times, though it is most convenient for at least two students to come at a time. 
  • Projected costs: $4,000-4,500
  • Housing: Students could possibly stay at either a hostel or a guesthouse with basic amenities. GCCEM has a more affordable guesthouse.   
  • Considerations for the practicum: The city is inaccessible to those with physical handicaps that limit walking.  While we could accommodate them for some activities, most buildings are several stories with no elevators and the roads are quite difficult to navigate. Any ESL experience would be helpful in working with students. In addition, any musical skills would be helpful for worship.     
  • Application information: Contact site mentor. See Global Center for information.

 

CCMP Location: South East Asia

  • Mentor/Overseer: Candis and Jared Flynn
  • Description of Practicum: Teaching English at a refugee school with potential follow up and invitations into some of the homes of the students. Also, students could participate in distribution of literature to tourists.
  • Available dates:
    • Summer 2017: Anytime between May 30 and July 31, except first week of July.
    • December 2017/January 2018:
    • Other availability:
  • Number of students this site can host: 1 to 4 students
  • Projected costs: $1750-2000 (depending on housing costs)
  • Housing: An AirBnB can be arranged by site mentor.
  • Considerations for the practicum: Teaching English or kids will be a benefit. There is potential for a lot of walking.
  • Application information: Contact site mentor. See Global Center for information.

 

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