The Christian Ministry major is designed to equip graduates for ministry within a broad range of vocational choices. The Intercultural Missions concentration is intended for students who desire to pursue academic and experiential preparation for foreign or domestic mission work in a cross-cultural setting.
Students who successfully complete the Christian Ministry major with a concentration in Intercultural Missions should be able to:
- Demonstrate a solid understanding of the biblical basis, historical developments, and current trends in world missions.
- Demonstrate a foundational understanding of sociological and anthropological issues of cross cultural relations.
- Demonstrate familiarity with resources useful for assessing the needs of various people groups, and the ability to apply that knowledge in cross-cultural ministry.
- Demonstrate godly character and professional skills necessary for working with people in cross-cultural ministry areas.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate God's truth and its application to others in culturally appropriate ways.
- Display knowledge of the basic skills for cross-cultural missionary work.
- Explain the worldviews of the major religions of the world.
- Display empathy for, and the skills necessary to work with, the lost people of the world.
- Lead a congregation into greater participation in the worldwide spreading of the gospel.
- Draw upon the insights and experiences gained through a cross-cultural internship and other cross-cultural experiences.
- Pursue further graduate level education toward traditional missions related careers such as church planting, Bible translation, and leadership training; cross-cultural social services such as development and social welfare programs; and educational careers such as bilingual and multi-cultural education.
Visit the Curriculum page to check out what courses are included in this program!