We live in an intercultural society inside and outside of the church. You will hear what God is doing around the world and how to bridge cultural and social barriers so you can offer an authentic witness wherever you are. You will be pressed to listen to a wide range of voices to better understand and serve alongside those representing many cultural contexts. Your practicum and full-time internship will be the hands-on experience needed to serve effectively.
In your second year, you will start a practicum of 5 ‐ 6 hours per week in a church or organization. Then, before the final year of your program, you will do a 5 ‐ 12 month full‐time internship. This hands‐on experience will give you insight into the world of professional ministry. By meeting with a mentor and reflecting on your experiences, you will further improve your ministry practice and figure out how best to apply the things you have learned in your classes to the real world.
Intercultural Ministry is a four-year, 120-credit program. This includes a 5-12 month internship and practicum. This timeline is based on a full course load (five courses/semester) with courses usually being three credits. To be considered a full-time student, you must be taking 3-5 courses per semester.
With a Bachelor of Theology degree, you will be equipped to serve as a committed, competent ministry professional in an ever‐changing culture. Here is a sampling of the jobs our alumni have pursued upon graduation:
- Intercultural Ministries Worker
- Director of International Ministry Projects
- International Christian School Staff Member
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Foundational principles and necessary skills for effective communication between people based on an understanding of culture and worldview. Attention will be given to the impact of culture shaping worldview, communication, thinking, values and verbal and non-verbal behaviour and the important role of social, cultural and historical contexts in human interactions.
This course begins by establishing the foundation for mission: God is a missionary God. From that premise we will see how God has worked through human beings throughout history and from this gain a perspective of what God is doing in the world today. From this historical and contemporary overview we will consider God's call on our lives. Regardless of whether or not we travel to foreign cultures, or encounter diverse cultures in our society, we are all called to be witnesses for Christ.
In this course students are exposed to the steps and tools for interpreting the Bible. Students will also be introduced to contemporary methods of studying the Bible.
This course is a study of the application or integration of evangelistic practice in a constantly changing contemporary culture. This course will examine Biblical principles of evangelism and the necessity for evangelism in personal life and ministry practice. A strong emphasis will be given to the strategy, skills and techniques to enhance the communication of the Gospel unique to one’s ministry, culture, personality and target audience
A study of spiritual formation in the Christian tradition, examining the nature and critical implication of Christian conversion, along with the disciplines necessary to spiritual growth.
A survey of the ideas and practices of the major world religions, including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.