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Be part of God's strategic mission to reach the world by befriending refugees, immigrants, and international students.

Gather your family, your friends, and church members to gain effectiveness in cross-cultural missions through this 3-level course.

Learn through small group materials, field assignments, and video presentations by Pastor Scott Griswold and others who have experience in missions overseas and locally.

1. organize a small group to learn

  • Download all resources for free:


  • Purchase a hard copy that includes 3 workbooks with access to all the video files. Call ASAP Ministries at 1-269-471-3026 or order online:


  • All instructions are included. Consider finding a partner to help you facilitate a small group.


2. attend a live training 

  • Be mentored by Pastor Scott Griswold through an online group, while preparing to facilitate it locally. He will be teaching Level 2 of Reach the World Next Door starting very soon. Would you be interested in joining? The topics are 1. Being a Spirit-Filled Disciple (June 6) 2. Building Bridges to People of Other Religions (June 20) 3. Sharing Life-Changing Stories and Experiences (June 27) and 4. Leading Up Step by Step (July 11). They will be at 7-8:30 CT Thursdays. It is preferable that you have already completed Level 1 or have been involved in some type of cross-cultural ministry/friendship. Please email to let us know if you would like to join!

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3. study ONLINE

  • Proceed at your own pace through Adventist Learning Community.


what you will learn

level 1--AWARENESS TO ACTION (Watch Summary)

1. Befriending the Unreached Next Door

Activity: Make initial contacts and arrange for follow-up visits.

2. Enjoying and Navigating Cultural Diversity

Activity: Learn more about the cultures in new friendships and how to understand and respect differences.

3. Coming Close to the Heart of Refugees

Activity: Meet refugees and listen to their stories.

4. Tangibly Helping New Arrivals

Activity: Do something tangible to help someone of another culture.

level 2--SALT TO LIGHT (Watch Summary)

5. Being a Spirit-Filled Disciple

Activity: Experience a retreat to draw closer to God.

6. Building Bridges to People of Other Religions

Activity: Visit a mosque, temple, or synagogue. Talk with people who are not Christians about their needs, values, and beliefs.

7. Sharing Life-Changing Stories and Experiences

Activity: Share testimonies and stories in a culturally-appropriate way with people who are not Christians and invite them to experience something new spiritually. Invite them to learn the main Bible stories.

8. Leading Up Step-by-Step

Activity: Share the gospel with your international friends. Know possible Bible studies for different religious backgrounds and help your international friends start studying.

level 3--Disciple-Maker to Multiplier (Watch Summary)

9. Making Disciples Like Jesus

Activity: Write out the areas of Biblical truth and qualities of discipleship in which your new friends need to grow and begin or continue a plan to disciple them.

10. Partnering to Redeem the Culture

Activity: Discuss areas of your international friends’ cultures and your own culture in light of Bible principles to grow more like Jesus.

11. Building the International Body of Believers

Activity: Start a Discovery Bible group that includes non-Christians or support an ethnic church plant.

12. Effectively Managing Cross-Cultural Conflict

Activity: Practice and use skills for resolving conflict with others, especially with someone of another culture.

 13. Celebrating God’s Glory and Seeking for More

Activity: Promote this training and coach a core group of four or more to do what you did.

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Previous Online Training Kit Login

Watch the first version of Reach the World Next Door online now. Simply register by contacting ASAP Ministries at 1-269-471-3026. Please consider making a donation to help with the costs of production. Tell ASAP to apply the gift to Reach the World Next Door

View the original training kit here


Related Information

Train for Cross-Cultural Ministry Course Resources Level 1 Summary Level 2 Summary Level 3 Summary Recursos del curso de español