An integrated approach to
cross-cultural missions training

#LDIequip is an intensive, integrative program, designed to help believers gain competency for life and ministry in a foreign culture.

Our mainland Asia project is strategically located in Bangkok, Thailand which is an “easy access” cross-roads city with millions of visitors each year. LDI serves those in direct cross-cultural or multi-cultural ministry, as well as students and those serving their own people or administering international missions programs.

 

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The Integrative Program

1. Living Cross-Culturally
Based in urban Bangkok, under the partnership with a local foundation, participants live in a multicultural city and experience Asian culture. From language to food, memorable and meaningful experiences help develop participants into agile cross-cultural witnesses.

2. Learning in the Classroom
Using our continually updated four module course, LDI sequentially covers key concepts for life and ministry. Our information filled training takes on challenging topics and is delivered in a friendly environment with in-class discussions, reflection time, and prayer. Topics include Foundations of Ministry, Ministry Goal Formation, Ministry Planning, Phases of Culture Shock, Thriving vs Surviving Abroad, Understanding Team-mates, Understanding Culture and more.

3. Leading from the Sidelines
Our partnerships with regional pastors provide a first hand opportunity to develop connections with leaders from the within the culture. Leading from the sidelines is often a key lesson to be learnt for ambitious cross-cultural workers from “task-oriented” societies. We believe keeping national partners at the helm benefits the work of church planting in the long term while cross-cultural workers serve through advisory and support roles.

4. Loving the Community
Using our continually updated four module course, LDI is sequentially covers key concepts for life and ministry. Our information filled training takes on challenging topics and is delivered in a friendly environment with in-class discussions, reflection time, and prayer. To help in “understanding culture” in a live ministry environment, Urban Impact is an LDI coordinated campus outreach for urban areas in Asia. The LDI team places participants into the university campus through our “LDIengage” campus outreach program. This guided program provides a front and center opportunity for making lasting relationships and loving our neighbors as ourselves. This is where ministry and vision is “caught not taught”. It is also a chance to step into the incubator for the next generation of church leaders.

We also coordinate with other ministries who provide refugee assistance and support to the persecuted Christians of South Asia.

Learn Missions by Living Abroad

Ministry is “caught not taught”; it is learned while doing. Our mainland Asia project is strategically located in Bangkok, Thailand which is an “easy access” cross-roads city with millions of visitors each year. LDI serves those in direct cross-cultural or multi-cultural ministry, as well as those serving their own people or administering international missions programs.

"My wife and I were able to attend a 3 week LDI training for the purpose of being equipped as missionaries in Asia. We found that this training equipped us for living and working cross culturally, sharpened our thinking regarding our ministry strategy, and encouraged us relationally and spiritually. LDI does a great job of meeting missionaries where they are at and helping them take the next steps in their development. We remain grateful for this time of equipping!" Kody L. Missionary in Asia
Kody L.
Missionary in Asia
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