Missionary training events come to SNU

Southern Nazarene University is scheduled to host two upcoming training seminars for those considering a call to missions.

The Nazarene World Mission Office will offer a free Global Candidate Orientation (GCO) seminar on Thursday, March 3, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., in Room 127 of the Royce Brown Business Building, located off of NW 39th Expressway and Peniel on the campus of Southern Nazarene University. The GCO seminar is designed for those interested in learning about what it means to serve as a missionary and will provide participants with specific information on the process of becoming a missionary with the Church of the Nazarene.

The seminar will be followed by a weekend of Cross-Cultural Orientation (CCO) for those interested in cross-cultural ministry in and through the Church of the Nazarene. The CCO begins the afternoon of Friday, March 4, with registration at 1:00 p.m. and runs through 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, in the Royce Brown Business Building, Room 127, on the campus of Southern Nazarene University.

The Cross-Cultural Orientation is designed to orient, assess, and train those planning to give one month to two years of their lives to volunteer missionary service around the globe. The CCO weekend event features a series of training and information sessions led by Nazarene World Mission personnel as well as private interviews regarding specific opportunities for service.

The cross-cultural training session at SNU marks the first of ten CCO events being held this year at the Church of the Nazarene’s nine college and university campuses in the United Statues and Canada. While most of the participants will be members of the Church of the Nazarene, the conference is open to anyone interested in volunteering with other mission agencies as well.

Cost for the CCO weekend is $30 per person; $5 for SNU students.

Registration forms for both GCO and CCO sessions are available on the Nazarene missions web site at www.nivs.org. For further event information, contact Dr. Howard Culbertson, Professor of Missions, at 405.491.6693, or log onto www.nivs.org.