Cross Cultural Leadership Course

Each session is presented on Google Meet. After registration you will be sent a link for joining the sessions each night. It’s important that we start each session on time, at 7pm, so please log on to google meets at 6.45pm. We plan to finish each night by 9.15pm. You will need a computer or laptop that has good sound levels and a good microphone so we call all hear you and you can hear everyone. Please test out your computer before you register to ensure it generates a good clear sound. 

Sessions – Online

26th July 2024
God’s model for human relationships – Jesus and His incarnation – its significance in cross-cultural ministry? Jesus and the Kingdom imperative – Matt 6 v 33 ‘Seek ye first the Kingdom of God? Jesus’ leaders and disciples

2nd August, 2024
Developing strong leaders – listening to your conscience? Changing our attitude and actions. Hearing God’s voice – being led by the Holy Spirit

9th August, 2024
Kingdom-oriented prayer with authority. The God factor in spiritual growth – multiplying is an imperative. Blessing all the families of the earth – the d.n.a of Jesus’ disciples

16th August, 2024
Knocking on hearts, Opening hearts, Ministering to hurting hearts

20th September,2024 
Culture, worldview and cross-cultural communication. Searching for common ground. Respecting the authorities in a culture

27th September, 2024
Honour and Shame in the Book of Matthew. Cross-cultural conflict resolution
Middle eastern worldview and its interface with Western and Maori worldviews

4th October, 2024
Kinship, collectivism and collateral security. The Divinity of Christ  How Jesus Christ
Reshaped the theology of His disciples

11th October, 2024
Interpreting the Signs of the Prophets. The Gospel of John the Baptist. The ethics of conversion

18th October, 2024
An encounter with another culture? Alternative religious worship? 

8th November, 2024
Culture shock, Teamwork, Group gathering dynamics. The role of the facilitator. 
Graduation celebration, presentation of certificates, prayer and “poroporoaki”

Course co-ordinator

Bryan Johnson is the co-ordinator.

Bryan has served as a missionary in Asia – Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, India, Philippines, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Kazakhstan, South Africa and the former Yugoslavia. Although his primary focus has centered on helping Muslims discover who Isa (Jesus) is, he has also taught on Buddhism, Hinduism and Atheism. He commenced his missionary ministry in 1977 after being the youth pastor at Papatoetoe Baptist, and Hamilton Central Baptist Churches. Bryan, a qualified accountant, studied Indonesian language and culture, Islam and an adult inductive learning at Waikato University. From 1993 to 2003 Bryan was the Principal of New Covenant International Bible College. He was ably assisted by his wife Cheryl. From 2004 to 2010 Bryan served the Global International Friendship ministry at the Auckland Baptist Tabernacle. In 2010 he pioneered a ministry for seeking migrants from an Islamic background with Paul Chang. In more recent times he has been overseeing the pioneering of the Friends of Friends Fellowship ministry around Aotearoa in the main University cities.


Your home via Google Meet – When you register you will get a meeting code, and the Powerpoint, notes, etc will be emailed to you two weeks before the course commences as PDFs.


The cost of the course is $90 including the notes. A deposit of $30 is required by Sunday 23rd June, 2024. The balance can be paid during the course. Please register and make payment below.

Register here now – in 2 easy steps

STEP ONE – Fill in this form

    STEP TWO – Deposit the course fee/Deposit of $30 before the 2nd July 2024

    Please bank your $90 course fee (or the $30 deposit) into the New Market account of the Asia Pacific Discipleship Trust:

    The Asia Pacific Discipleship Trust
    BNZ New Market
    02 0240 0030890 00

    Please provide your first name and the initial of your last name with the letters CCLC. For example John Smith would be JohnSCCLC. Thank you.

    For more information contact Bryan Johnson – Mobile 027 276 6900