Intercultural Training

Intercultural Training

The face of Canada is changing. According to Statistics Canada, by 2031 nearly one half of Canadians aged 15 and over will be a first generation immigrant or will have at least one parent who is a first generation immigrant. What does that mean for the Canadian church? It means that Christians will need to know how to embrace Christians of other cultures, and how to interact with people of different faiths.

TIM Centre provides Intercultural assessment, coaching and training for individuals, churches and mission agencies. TIM Centre facilitators bring knowledge and experience to train participants to engage effectively in intercultural ministry and global missions.

Intercultural Assessment & Coaching

The TIM Centre provides unique intercultural assessment coaching and training for Christians engaged in local and global missions.

The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI) is an assessment tool to help individuals and teams assess and reflect on where they are on their intercultural development journey. The IDI®, through its qualified administrators, helps participants to evaluate where they are on a six-stage intercultural development continuum.

A coaching plan generated by the IDI® assessment assists participants to intentionally develop intercultural self- awareness, knowledge and skills for effective ministry. One-on-one coaching is available upon request. (

Robert Zhao, Bridletown Park Church

In this TIM Centre course, we changed because we went through this process [of growth]. Our hearts changed and now we are more open, more ready for cross cultural mission.

Training Resources

Finding Our Way

The Finding Our Way resource is a practical, interdenominational Guide To Action for congregational leaders in Canada developed from the Role of Churches Research project. It features 11 key strategies (described as “Wayfinding Actions”) that Church leaders can use in working with — and learning from — immigrants and refugees.

Mapping Your Community

In order to serve effectively, individuals and churches must take the time to map their community to understand the changes taking place around them. This “Neighbourhood Mapping Resource” provides helpful information on how to map your community.

The Intercultural Journey (Assessment and Development)

“The Intercultural Journey” assessment and development brochure: