Program Detail

Program Detail
  • Language of this entry
  • * Name of Program / Training Resource
    Arts for a Better Future (1 week intensive course)
  • Type of Training
    Other training resource
  • Reference Number
  • Description
    Participants will broaden their palette of tools for cross-cultural arts engagement, helping them learn more about being catalysts and co-creators for local, indigenous creativity. They will learn to use the new EthnoArts Field Manual to help communities draw on their artistic resources to respond to spiritual, social, and physical needs, and learn about further study and networking opportunities to help them move forward after the training.
  • Keywords
    arts, ethnomusicology, music, dance, drama, ethnoarts, community development, scripture engagement
  • Languages Program Available in
  • Other Languages
  • Country and region where program is available
  • Area of Ministry and Focus
  • Residential/Non Residential
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • * Level
  • * Cost Range
    Variable according to means
  • * Actual Cost
    depends on host
  • Bursaries/scholarships available
  • Actual Length
    5 days
  • Average hours of study per week
  • Methods of instruction
    The course is highly interactive, with group interaction, learning through participation in artistic ways, and group planning of future activities and projects. Worship each morning engages various art forms in creative and moving ways. For details, see
  • Percentage of time spent in formal learning (e.g. lectures, structured reading, work-books, etc.)
    10% of class time is lecture
  • Percentage of time spent on non-formal skill-based learning (e.g. learning on the job and supervised practice, etc.)
    60 % is practicing skills in class
  • Percentage of time spent in informal unstructured learning (e.g. prayer times, teamwork).
    30% is done in teams
  • Average number of students who take the program per year (or, if this is a new program, the number who can be accommodated)
  • Prerequisite Programs
  • Other Prerequisites
  • Qualifications gained
    Able to effectively engage the arts in communities to help people achieve the Kingdom Goals for their community.
  • Qualifications this program is part of
    Contributes points toward ICE's Certification process.
  • Program Accredited by
  • Other Accrediting Bodies
  • * Organization Name
    International Council of Ethnodoxologists (ICE)
  • Evangelical alliances and associations of which the organization is member
  • Other evangelical associations of which the organization is member
    ICE is an international, interdenominational, inter-agency network which has a number of affiliations with evangelical agencies and training institutions. More details are available by contacting us.
  • * Purpose
    “Ethnodoxology in Christian Ministry” is a foundational course introducing theoretical and practical tools for missionaries, church leaders, and worship facilitators to serve more effectively in cross-cultural ministry, whether overseas or in multi-ethnic North American churches. This course outlines a missiological framework for contextualizing music and arts in multicultural and cross-cultural church contexts as well as presenting models and tools for field research and catalyzing local creativity. In addition, students will gain knowledge of a body of worship expressions from diverse world traditions. Music skills not required. Hosted by various universities and seminaries around the US each year since 2008.
  • Contact Details
    Send an e-mail
  • * Website
  • * Contact Person
    Dr. Robin Harris, PhD
  • * Address line 1
    7500 W. Camp Wisdom Road
  • Address line 2
  • * City/State/Province/County
    Dallas, TX
  • Zip Code
  • * Country
  • * Telephone
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