BA in Intercultural Ministries

The Intercultural Ministries program 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 and sociology courses which will enable the graduate to communicate the Gospel to and within a different culture than his/her own.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Articulate a Wesleyan theology of missions as distilled from the Old and New Testaments.
  • Understand the uniqueness of Christianity among the religions of the world and its transforming influence within culture, society and individuals.
  • Understand the principles of cross-cultural communication and how these dynamics can affect cross-cultural ministry.
  • Experience a significant cross-cultural exchange and exhibit ability to adjust within a culture other than one's own.
  • Affirm/Confirm one's role in the tast of world evangelism.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION - 42 Credits

Computer Literacy or: Other Math, Science or Computer Elective - 2 hours
Introduction to Mathematical Systems or: Other Mathematics Elective - 3 hours
Principles of Physical Science and Laboratory or: Other Science Elective with Lab - 4 hours
English Composition I
English Composition II
Basic Oral Communication
Student Success
Introduction to Sociology
General Psychology
Worldviews
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Introduction to Philosophy or: Ethics
Fine Arts Appreciation or: Other Music/Fine Arts Elective OR Literature Elective
Western Civilization I: Ancient Age through Medieval Age or: Western Civilization II: Modern and Postmodern Age

RELIGION - 38 Credits

In addition to the courses listed below, nine (9) hours of Bible Electives are required. These electives should be fulfilled using courses in Bible, such as individual book studies (GB300), Bible seminars (GB400), or courses with NT or OT prefixes.
Bible Study Methods
Personal Evangelism
Gospels
Acts
Romans or: Galatians
Pentateuch
Basic Christian Beliefs
Holiness Literature
Theology Capstone
Introduction to Christian Education
Introduction to Christian Missions

MAJOR - 31 Credits

Biblical and Theological Basis in Missions
Trends in Missions
Missionary Life and Work
Cross-Cultural Communication
Cultural Anthropology
World Religions
Growing A Great Commission Church
Introductory and Functional Spanish I or: Other Foreign Language (Level I) - 3 hours
Introductory and Functional Spanish II or: Other Foreign Language (Level II) - 3 hours
Marriage, Family, and Human Sexuality
Cross-Cultural Experience

GENERAL ELECTIVES - 9 Credits