ACTI – Asian Cross-Cultural Training Institute



ACTI, leveraging on the 38 years of experience in training as well as keeping abreast with mission trends in view of the constant socio-political and religious changes in the world, aims to serve the churches and mission agencies with pre-field preparation of their cross-cultural workers.

Through a multi-cultural residential program, ACTI seeks to impart cross-cultural knowledge & skills and character formation needed for cross-cultural workers to be effective in their future ministries. This is where the calling of ACTI  –  preparing cross-cultural workers to meet the challenges of crossing cultures by effectively equipping and training them on nearly 30 modules by a team of 24 trainers and lecturers.

What We Do

*Equipping of Cross-Cultural Workers

We take training seriously and thus are willing to have 24 lecturers/trainers to work with the trainees. Taking the approach of learning being learned best through training and walking with mentors, we developed this training to be interactive and practical issues being widely discussed and dissected. We welcome trainees from all over the world – Asians, Westerners and other parts of the world. Training takes place on ZOOM and on-site in Singapore.

Beginning from May 2022 onwards, we will bring the ACTI modules (Crossing Cultures) into the marketplace for believers who are preparing for kingdom-purposes on Saturdays to be trained. This will give many the opportunity to start preparing themselves in cross-cultural studies, ministry skills as well as their personal and family growth in preparation for the field.

   Training & Trainers

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*Re-Entry Retreat for Cross-Cultural Workers & Families

Together with member-care practitioners from other agencies and churches, ACTI has partnered closely to help cross-cultural workers and their families returning to Singapore or Malaysia to resettle well into their country. Knowing the many difficulties faced by returning cross-cultural workers and more often, their children, this group of volunteers have organised yearly a retreat to cater to this group as well as to those coming for a longer time in their home country before embarking on their next journey or for those back for Home Assignment. These retreats have been refreshing and a key to make good friends who are in the same situation. Many TCK (Third Culture Kids) have found a niche amongst those who have experienced the same phenomena and they have been meeting regularly throughout the year.

For those who are returning and may need debriefing for themselves and their children, please do contact us and we will see what we can help in this area. For those returning from the field, you are warmly welcome to join us at the Re-Entry Retreat at 2, Cluny Road, just opposite the beautiful Botanic Gardens, Singapore.

   Re-Entry Retreat

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*Partnering for the Expansion of God’s Kingdom

The scene in world missions is rapidly changing and expanding and we believe in partnering with churches, mission agencies and other mission-minded organisations to power on to see God’s Kingdom established. For that, ACTI partners with different groups, such as training and facilitating new training areas in different countries in their own language context, as well as training nationals or teams, such as the LoveJapan project, spearheaded by Love Singapore network. We see ourselves as being a part of the body to work and partner together with others to see trainings and discipleship of the nations. We welcome any initiatives to see God’s Kingdom being established.



Upcoming Courses

Office: We are located at 2 Cluny Road, Singapore 259570. (Note: We have moved from the Pasir Ris’ premise since 2010)

ACTI seeks to
*serve churches and mission agencies with pre-field equipping of missionary candidates
*impart cross-cultural knowledge, skills and character formation through a multicultural residential program
*ignite missions movements through the training of missionaries and Christian leaders to be catalysts
*help administrators and support ministry leaders understand and better support the work of missionaries

When & where does it take place?
This course has TWO intakes yearly, in Feb/Mar and in Aug/Sep for 3 weeks in Singapore or Chiang Mai. It is conducted in Hybrid mode with those on-site and those on ZOOM. It is totally interactive.

Through ZOOM, this allows all those in Asia as well as those residing in North America’s Pacific Time zone areas (eg: California & Vancouver) to join in this training.

For those who are interested, you can register with us by clicking the tab below.



ACTI Course Intake: August 2023 (In-Person and on Zoom) (Hybrid)

13th August to 2nd September 2023 (3 weeks)
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Application by 16 July  2023. 

Registration: Open

Write to Serene at admin@acti-singapore.org

Whatsapp : +65 88906196