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Seminary Academics

Vocational Assessment

Intercultural Development Inventory

As the Seminary strives to prepare women and men who are confident in their ministry skill across cultures and geographies, we also ask you to complete the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) when you enter North Park. This assessment is a 50-item, theory-based instrument that measures your intercultural competence. You’ll be asked to refer to your own results throughout your Seminary program, looking for ways that you can develop your skill and understanding in this area.

The IDI works in conjunction with the cultural competency module of your Field Education component. You’ll take it again when you register for this module, typically in your last year at North Park Theological Seminary. In this experience, you’ll participate in a small group discussion to reflect on your intercultural development and experiences, as well as how you will incorporate further learning throughout your life in ministry.