To effectively fulfill one’s ministry in a cross-cultural situation, it is important to understand the new culture one is working in as well as the culture one comes from. Many conflicts and misunderstandings are a direct result of being unaware of these differences. This often results in a much less effective ministry because of loss of trust and misunderstanding. It also results in a high attrition rate.
Interserve India regularly organizes tailor made intercultural orientation programmes to help make the transition from one culture into another easier. The programmes consist of lectures, activities, case studies and interaction. Subjects covered are: Culture shock, communication, understanding culture, well being, etc.
Intercultural orientation is important for all people coming into India, for all who go and work in another country and those moving from one culture to another culture within India.