Why we chose Tabor for On Track Together

On Track Together is a 22-month missional pathway for people in their 20s and early 30s seeking to be to globally minded Jesus-followers.

In forming this new pathway we’ve stayed close to our roots, looking to partner with an Australian Bible college that is committed to building effectiveness, faithfulness and longevity in our cross-cultural workers.

We’ve looked for:

A Christ-centred, biblical foundation.

Interserve is a community of disciples of Jesus seeking to bear witness to God’s love for the world and its people. We believe that true freedom and transformation only comes through knowing Jesus. Therefore our learning and service must be built on a strong understanding of Biblical truth leading to relationship with Jesus.

A dedication to wholistic mission.

Beyond the debate over word and deed, we see the importance of whole-of-life discipleship, of bringing good news, of solidarity with those on the margins and of serving those in our marketplaces and neighbourhoods. This dedication sees us develop a multifaceted approach to mission.

A commitment to reflective practice.

Today the timeless task of mission is conducted in constantly changing social contexts. We need to be reflecting on our practice and adjusting our approaches to share God’s love in relevant ways.

A passion for local understanding.

We know that lasting transformation requires deep learning. Our desire is to equip incarnational workers to serve their neighbours and communities through having local language skills and highly-developed cultural awareness.

These values are shared by Tabor and have informed our decision to partner with them to include their Diploma of Intercultural Studies as part of On Track Together.

This diploma is wholistic in its understanding of mission and theology; it integrates culture and social context into core subjects; and it has reflective approaches built into each subject.

We are also excited that by working together, Interserve and Tabor can offer On Track Together participants the opportunity to:

  • Apply for academic recognition for the ministry experience and language learning achieved during On Track Together as two of the eight units required for completing the diploma.
  • Access the program Australia-wide, supporting participants and churches in regional and remote contexts as well as from cities and towns. This is possible because the Diploma of Intercultural Studies program can be studied fully online. 

We see Christians across Australia eager to love their newly-arrived neighbours. Tabor’s online learning approach allows us to come alongside people, wherever they are, and offer support through On Track Together.

There are many great courses at many great colleges around Australia but the synergy between Tabor, Interserve and the On Track Together program makes the Diploma of Intercultural Studies the right fit.

We look forward to working together with Tabor and with Australian churches to see On Track Together participants, equipped, engaged and envisioned to be globally minded Jesus-followers.

 

Got questions? Drop us a line. 

Jane
On Track Together Manager

jane@interserve.org.au