|Just as you would not think of going
to visit a new country without a passport, so you
must not contemplate going on a mission for God without
good preparation. Training (orientation) for a cross
cultural experience through the Adventist Volunteer
Service is REQUIRED.
Your training should include:
||Living in a different culture ~ culture
barriers and conflicts ~ culture shock ~ missed flight
connections ~ purse/luggage stolen or lost ~ sudden
illness ~ civil/political disorder ~ assault ~ natural
disasters ~ safety practices ~ mission goals of the
institution ~ appropriate relationships ~ sharing
Christ ~ evangelistic tools and techniques
The best orientation is through group
training, either on a school campus or through an
Institute of World Mission program. If that is not
possible, you must complete the Preparation for Mission
online course. After you have submitted your application, you
will receive instructions concerning this course.
The complete kit includes
a book, video and worksheets, although
is not required. The book is now available in Spanish, Korean, French and Portuguese.
Answer the questions at the end of each chapter
and the study guides at the end of each section.
Then submit your answers to your division
volunteer coordinator. For North American Division
volunteers, submit directly to Andrews - Institute
of World Missions.