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Intercultural Studies Major

The Intercultural Studies major focuses on various forms of ministry outside the walls of traditional church in order to bring the Good News of the Gospel to others at their place of need. Graduates who major in Intercultural Studies will be well prepared for mission work, whether in non-profit work, agriculture as ministry, church planting or business as mission.

Certificate in Intercultural Studies

The Certificate Program with an emphasis in intercultural studies is intended to provide those who already hold specialized interests or degrees with the biblical foundation necessary to integrate a missional focus into the work of their hands. These students might already hold degrees in agriculture, international affairs, non-profit development, or business.

Program Completion Plan
Certificate in Christian Ministry: Intercultural Studies

30 Credits
Completion Time: 2 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
CS 101 Foundations of Faith
BS 101 Old Testament Survey
BS 102 Old Testament Survey
CS 102 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 103 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 201 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 202: The Great Commission: Discipleship

Major Courses
1 Intercultural Studies course

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 201 Case Studies in Ministry
FIA 250 Apprenticeship in Action

Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry with a major in Intercultural Studies

An Associate’s Degree with a major in intercultural studies will provide students with a personal, biblical foundation for life and ministry, general education credits necessary for completing a Bachelor’s Degree (e.g. mathematics, science, humanities) and a foundation for developing their personal leadership skills in a particular aspect of outreach to a community with an eye on sharing Christ.

Program Completion Plan
Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry: Intercultural Studies

60 Credits
Completion Time: 4-5 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
CS 101 Foundations of Faith
BS 101 Old Testament Survey
BS 102 Old Testament Survey
CS 102 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 103 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 201 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 202: The Great Commission: Discipleship

General Education Requirements
EN 101 English 101
1 Foreign Language or 1 Biblical Language course
1 Mathematics course
1 Science course
1 Humanities course (e.g. Literature, Music, Art, Social Sciences, etc.)

Major
IC 302 Theology of Missions
IC 301 World Religions & Cross-cultural Ministry
IC 320 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
IC 303 Cultural Anthropology
CC 352 God’s Design for Sexual Wholeness or CS 351 Spiritual Warfare & Victory in Christ

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 201 Case Studies in Ministry
FIA 250 Apprenticeship in Action

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry with a major in Intercultural Studies

The purpose of a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Intercultural Studies is to provide a thorough Biblical foundation so that graduates may effectively engage in Christian ministry as leaders and employees of volunteer service agencies and missions organizations. Students completing a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Field Ministry will qualify for ordination and vocational ministry in many denominations and will be prepared for leadership positions related to evangelism and transformative community service.

Program Completion Plan
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry: Intercultural Studies

120 Credits
Completion Time: 8-9 Semesters

Christian Core Courses (21 credits)
CS 101 Foundations of Faith
BS 101 Old Testament Survey
BS 102 Old Testament Survey
CS 102 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 103 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 201 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 202: The Great Commission: Discipleship

General Education Requirements (30 credits)
EN 101 English Composition
2 Foreign Language or Biblical Languages
1 Mathematics course
1 Science course
1 Humanities course (e.g. Literature, Music, Art, Social Sciences, etc.)
4 General Education elective courses

Major (36 credits)
BS 351 Inductive Bible Study
CC 352 God’s Design for Sexual Wholeness
CS 351 Spiritual Warfare & Victory in Christ
IC 302 Theology of Missions
IC 301 World Religions & Cross-cultural Ministry
IC 320 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
IC 303 Cultural Anthropology
2 Biblical Studies Courses
3 additional Intercultural Studies courses

Electives (18 credits)
6 elective courses

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship (15 credits)
FIA 201 Case Studies in Ministry
12 additional FIA credits

Master's Certificate in Intercultural Studies

The Master’s Certificate offers specialized equipping in a wide variety of concentration majors, all designed to prepare students to reach those outside the walls of the church with the Good News of Christ!  Students can consider focused areas such as: Marketplace Ministry, Evangelism, Missions, Transformational Leadership, Education Leadership, and more!

Program Completion Plan
Master’s Certificate in Christian Ministry: Intercultural Studies

15 Credits
Completion Time: 2 Semesters

Courses
CS 603 Personal Spiritual Formation
IC 502 Theology of Missions
IC 520 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
2 additional Intercultural Studies Courses

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry with a major in Intercultural Studies

Graduates of the Master’s Degree program with a major in Intercultural Studies will gain a strong Biblical foundation so that they may effectively engage in Christian ministry as leaders of volunteer service agencies, urban ministries, community service agencies, and international or agricultural ministries. Students completing a Master’s Degree and majoring in Field Ministry will qualify for ordination and vocational ministry in many denominations.

Program Completion Plan
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry: Intercultural Studies

60 Credits
Completion Time: 4-5 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
BS 501 Old Testament Survey
BS 502 New Testament Survey
CS 502 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 503 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 504 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 505: The Great Commission: Discipleship

Major
BS 551 Inductive Bible Study
IC 502 Theology of Missions
IC 510 World Religions & Cross-cultural Ministry
IC 520 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
CC 551 Spiritual Warfare & Victory in Christ
1 additional Biblical Studies course
2 additional Intercultural Studies courses

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 501 Case Studies in Ministry
6 credits Apprenticeship in Action

Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry with a major in Intercultural Studies

A Master of Divinity with a major in intercultural studies will:
-prepare students with a strong theological foundation for the pragmatic aspects of leadership in the church or other types of ministry settings;
-provide students for effective leadership across a broad range of ministry areas;
-equip students with a solid specialization in the area of Field Ministry;
-qualify students for admission to doctorate-level studies such as a DMin or Ph.D.; and
-make students eligible for ordination in most denominations.

Program Completion Plan
Master of Divinity: Intercultural Studies

90 Credits
Completion Time: 7-8 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
BS 501 Old Testament Survey
BS 502 New Testament Survey
CS 502 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 503 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 504 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 505: The Great Commission: Discipleship

Program Core Courses
BS 550 Systematic Theology
BS 551 Inductive Bible Study
CS 531 Church History
CS 551 Spiritual Warfare & Victory in Christ
CS 603 Personal Spiritual Formation
CC 504 Introduction to Care & Counseling
IC 510 World Religions & Cross-Cultural Ministry
ED 602 The Art & Science of Teaching
WA 575 Biblical Foundations of Worship
LS 612 The Dynamics of Leadership

Intercultural Studies Major
IC 502 Theology of Missions
IC 510 World Religions & Cross-cultural Ministry
IC 603 Cultural Anthropology
3 additional Intercultural Studies courses
1 semester Greek or Hebrew language

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 501 Case Studies in Ministry
9 credits Apprenticeship in Action

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