The Canada Institute of Linguistics (CanIL) offers a Scripture Engagement training track with courses accepted by SIL and Wycliffe Bible Translators as preparation for cross-cultural service.
In 2022, the SE course will be taught twice:
- Spring 2022 on Zoom: January 6 to April 19
- Summer 2022 (intensive): either in person or on Zoom June 13 to August 12
As a Scripture engagement worker, you assist Christian communities to strengthen the use of the local language by integrating Scripture into the local arts and culture, daily life and practice. You partner with local churches and community leaders to develop strategies for Scripture engagement, contextualizing its meaning through a variety of means including ethnomusicology, Bible storying, audio products, etc.
The Scripture Engagement course itself is a 3-credit hour course. This course can be taken as a part of the training track or independently.
This Scripture Engagement Training Track is a 2-semester, 7-course program. It can be taken at graduate or undergraduate level. The courses in the Scripture Engagement Training Track are: Language and Society, Phonetics, Scripture Engagement, Language and Culture Acquisition, Ethnography, Language Program Design and Management and Christian Missions.
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