Concentration
Major: Leadership and Ministry

The Intercultural Ministries Concentration is designed for the student who desires to minister cross-culturally. It includes a heavy emphasis on knowledge of the Word of God, along with a variety of missions courses which will enable the graduate to communicate the Gospel to and within a different culture than his/her own.

Objective

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to recognize the principles of cross-cultural communication and how these dynamics can affect cross-cultural ministry.

Concentration Course List

THE3000 Theology of Missions 3 credits 5 weeks

A study of the Word of God as set forth through God’s promise to Abraham to bless the nations through Jesus Christ and the Church; an application of the Word of God as it relates to the purposes, nature, and personal challenges of cross-cultural missions.

MIS3000 Anthropology for Christian Mission 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is an introduction to cultural anthropology. Attention will be given to the application of anthropology to Christian evangelization and mission.

MIS4000 World Religions 3 credits 5 weeks

A comparative study of major world religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity.

MIS4100 Communicating Cross-Culturally 3 credits 5 weeks

This course outlines the principles of communication, describes the challenge of overcoming cross-cultural barriers to communication, and presents the techniques and skills used within cross-cultural communication.