The course provides first-year students with the foundational building blocks needed for cultivating meaningful, effective, and transformative ministry in a culturally diverse world. To this end, the course offers instruction in concepts and approaches basic to intercultural understanding and learning, including biblical and theological resources; virtues, skills, and strategies for meaningful intercultural engagement; opportunities for substantive immersion in a cultural context not one?s own; and assessment tools to enable effective feedback and continued growth as a Christian leader.