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What is ICC?

ICC: every participant equipped with growing skills for spiritual vitality, multi-cultural sensitivity, and relational maturity.

Knowing how to build and sustain healthy relationships is paramount to success in any multi-cultural global team organization. ICC, an interactive course, will give you opportunities to:

  • deepen your personal relationship with the Lord
  • further your interpersonal skills
  • interact with experienced missionaries
  • participate in small group discussions and activities
  • understand differing world views
  • acquire tools for multi-cultural team ministry, language learning and conflict resolution

The ICC staff is eager to help prepare you for success in your future ministries.  To that end, ICC staff will support and encourage you in your strengths and give input for areas of specific growth (see curriculum). At the end of the course the staff will assess your readiness for service in multi-cultural teams at home or abroad.  This assessment of readiness will be discussed with you and sent to the appropriate administrator of your mission agency.

Course Dates and Schedule

ICC is a 4 1/2 week course offered two times a year.

 2018 Sessions:  

  • January 24 - February 23
  • June 20 - July 20                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

2019 Sessions:

  • January 23 - February 22
  • Summer dates pending

Pre-Course Assignments: See To Do Prior to ICC

Mondays - Fridays:

  • Mornings: 8:10 - 11:45 a.m. (mandatory sessions Monday - Friday)
  • Afternoons and Weekends: Each day has a different schedule of mandatory and/or elective sessions
  • Childcare Summer Session (ages 3 months - teens): Available for all mandatory classes
  • Childcare Other Sessions: See Childcare

Evenings and Weekends (Saturdays and Sundays):

  • Assigned International Church involvement
  • Other assignments and events

Arrival and departure:

  • Arrive at least by Tuesday prior to ICC to get settled in (inform Housing of exact day of arrival).
  • Obtain your security badge at HR upon arrival.
  • A mandatory welcome gathering is scheduled for all participants and children on Wednesday evening. 
  • Classes begin on Thursday. 
  • Depart by plane, train or bus after 3 pm of the final day.  All others depart after 12 noon of the final day.         

Addresses at JAARS:

  • Mailing Address - Your Name/ICC, JAARS, PO Box 248, Waxhaw, NC  28173-0248
  • Shipping/Street Address for UPS/FedEx - Your Name/ICC, JAARS, 7601 Radin Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173
  • Email - Internet access is available in JAARS housing units and classrooms   

Course Rates

ICC fees per adult participant:

  • Wycliffe Bible Translators/SIL/JAARS participants - $500
  • Other mission agency participants - $950

        *Room, board, childcare and transportation fees extra

Childcare/student fees per child (3 months -17 years of age):

  • Children of Wycliffe Bible Translators/SIL/JAARS participants - $220
  • Children whose parents are members of other mission agency - $300

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