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

24th August, 2023
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

31st August, 2023
Developing strong leaders – listening to your conscience? Changing our attitude and actions. Hearing God’s voice – being led by the Holy Spirit

7th September, 2023
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

14th September, 2023
Knocking on hearts, Opening hearts, Ministering to hurting hearts

21st September, 2023 
Culture, worldview and cross-cultural communication. Searching for common ground. Respecting the authorities in a culture

28th September, 2023
Honour and Shame in the Book of Matthew. Cross cultural conflict resolution
Middle eastern worldview and its interface with Western and Maori worldviews

5th October, 2023
Kinship, collectivism and collateral security. The Divinity of Christ  How Jesus Christ
Reshaped the theology of His disciples

12th October, 2023
Interpreting the Signs of the Prophets. The Gospel of John the Baptist. The ethics of conversion

19th October, 2023
An encounter with another culture? Alternative religious worship? 

26th October, 2023
Culture shock, Team work, 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, and the graduation dinner. A deposit of $30 is required by the Sunday 23rd July, 2023. 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 23rd July 2023

    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