Mit dem IJFD in den USA - Grand Junction

The Christ Center operates a coffee shop outreach to students who attend our local university called Colorado Mesa University.  We chose the coffee shop model because spending time in a coffee shop has become an important feature of our modern cultural life – a place that is not home, not school, not government or church – but instead that common ground which draws people from different cultural/ demographic backgrounds to spend time together.

Our coffee shop provides a central resource area for nine campus faith-based ministries, including leaders, student leaders and other students involved in those ministries.

The Four-Winds coffee shop serves as a catalyst for interaction between the broader community and the student body of Colorado Mesa University.

We desire to foster and expand cross-culture understanding and communication.

We have as one of our goals to encourage and develop strong character and leadership skills.

Project:       

We envision an opportunity for German students to experience involvement in our outreach, particularly related to the following areas:

Exposure to student life in the

  • Exposure to student life in the United States
  • Meeting and interacting with future American leaders
  • Immersion in American culture, including the role of faith-based organizations in the U.S.
  • Representing the German culture in our community and sharing with us those values held dear in Germany

Description of Assignments of the Volunteers:

  • To serve as baristas at the Four-Winds Coffee and Tea
  • To help with serving spiritual needs of the students
  • To interact with the students, community leaders and other citizens who frequent the coffee house
  • To learn by immersion about the culture of the United States

To share with us the culture and values of Germany - an opportunity for both us and them to promote cross-cultural understanding between nations on a very personal basis.

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