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Intercultural Ministry Program

Bachelor of Theology: Intercultural Ministry (4 year – 120 credits)

In keeping with the university mission and in support of its educational philosophy, this program is designed to prepare learners to effectively live and witness the grace of God in Jesus in the intercultural context of the contemporary world. Students will need to produce the results of a Criminal Record Check before being permitted to participate in practicum or internship experiences associated with the program.

Profile of the Graduating Student
In pursuit of the ministry program objectives and the professional ministry outcomes, the graduates of this program are:

  • committed to making healthy disciples across a variety of cultural and social barriers;
  • sensitive to the importance and value of cultural differences and committed to providing an authentic incarnational witness to the gospel to every cultural group;
  • able to help the local church understand and actively engage in its missional calling.

Bachelor of Theology: Intercultural Ministry
Program Requirements (120 credits)

UNI 101 The Ambrose Experience (non-credit)

Personal and Pastoral Foundations (18 credits)
ICS 205 Intercultural Competence
PST 161 Introduction to Mission
PST 212 Pastoral Theology
PST 307 Evangelism and Discipleship in the Church
PST 320 Leadership and Leadership Development
REL 211 Spiritual Formation in the Christian Tradition

Biblical Foundations (18 credits)
REL 105 Introduction to the Bible
REL 315 Hermeneutics
3 credits in New Testament
3 credits in Old Testament
6 credits in Old Testament or New Testament

Theology and History (21 credits)
HI 263 History of Christianity
3 senior credits History
REL 161 Introduction to Christian Theology
REL 261 Issues in Systematic Theology
9 credits in Theology (could include REL 281, REL 282, REL 301, REL 358, REL 361, REL 362, REL 364, REL 367, REL 369, REL 372, REL 373, REL 378, REL 380, REL 381, REL 299 or 399 or 405, REL 401, REL 404, REL 460 or 490)

Intercultural Ministry Courses (15 credits)
*Note: Students must choose either the short-term or long-term option

Option #1 - Short Cross-Cultural Experience
ICS 202 Cultural Anthropology
REL 130 Introduction to World Religions
REL 367 Theology from the Margins or REL 378 Global Missiologies
3 credits in Spanish or French
3 credits DVST or ICS

Option #2 – Long Cross-Cultural Internship
ICS 202 Cultural Anthropology
REL 130 Introduction to World Religions
REL 367 Theologies from the Margins or REL 378 Global Missiologies
6 credits in relevant language

Field Education (12 credits)
*Note: Students pursue the short-term or long-term option chosen above

Option #1 - Short Cross-Cultural Experience
FE 200.1/201.1 Practicum and Reflection I and II (3 credits)
FE 365 a/b Cross-Cultural Experience (6 credits)
FE 400 Transition to Vocational Ministry (3 credits)

Option #2 – Long Cross-Cultural Internship
FE 200.1/201.1 Practicum and Reflection I and II (3 credits)
FE 360a/b Intercultural Internship (6 credits)
FE 400 Transition to Vocational Ministry (3 credits)

 

Arts and Science Minor #1 (18 credits)
One of the following:

  • Behavioural Science
  • Biblical Languages
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Community Development
  • Dance
  • Ecology
  • English
  • History
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theatre

 

Arts and Science Minor #2 (18 credits)
One of the following:

  • Behavioural Science
  • Biblical Languages
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Community Development
  • Dance
  • Ecology
  • English
  • History
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theatre

*Note: Psychology or Sociology cannot be chosen for Minor if Behavioural Science is the other Minor.

 

General Requirements for Completion and Graduation

  • Completion of The Ambrose Experience (UNI 101) (non-credit, compulsory during first 30 credits)
  • Completion of a total of 120 credits (as outlined above)
  • A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.0