The Global Ministries Department (GMD) at Toccoa Falls College is committed to training men and women to effectively communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ to people of other cultures who have little or no access to this message. The success of the cross-cultural communicator in the 21st century is based on knowledge and skills, which can be learned, practiced, and refined. This does not eliminate the necessity for God’s guidance and the empowering of the Holy Spirit. In fact, thorough training enhances the cooperative efforts of God and the Christian communicator to the extent that reaching the thousands of unreached people groups becomes an attainable goal.
The faculty, who are all academically qualified and experienced international workers, teach with a strong biblical, theological, and practical foundation with a focus on the student. They endeavor to integrally train those whom God is leading to serve Him in a new culture and to prepare such people to do his work in communicating the gospel, especially to those who have never heard. Current GMD faculty has served in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Each year the Global Ministries Department invites a Missionary-in-Residence who represents the country where they serve.
GMD graduates serve in many roles and in many cultures, including the multi-culture mosaic of the United States. A common thread that binds our graduates together is the compelling desire to reach those who have yet to learn of God’s great Gift to all people.
The requirements of these majors are designed to meet the qualifications of mission organizations and denominations and to prepare graduates to live, work, and minister successfully in a second culture.
The Global Ministries Department provides spiritual preparation in Bible through the Christian worldview of experienced professors and by personally mentoring our students. This is done to ensure a depth of Christian maturity that will sustain graduates who will serve in a second culture and language. Each student gains practical experience by spending at least six weeks in a field internship in another culture performing Christian service in a short-term mission project. There is also the Semester Abroad program where those six weeks become 16 weeks of a cross-cultural experience. Likewise, some of the aforementioned minors have their own practicums.
- Cross-Cultural TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
- Cross-Cultural Bible Teaching/Counseling
- Church Planting and Enlargement
- World Religions
- Sustainable Development