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The Cross-Cultural Studies major will equip you with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people of other cultures from a biblical worldview for kingdom service. The major contributes to an understanding of cross-cultural principles drawn from cultural anthropology and missiology; competence in the application of skills and knowledge in a specific cultural context; and comprehension of the history, theology, and strategy of Christian missions. Students use this knowledge to develop a personalized plan for language acquisition, cross-cultural ministry competence, and growth in their understanding and application of biblical principles to daily life and the disciplining of others. 



  • Church Planting and Enlargement
  • Cross-Cultural Bible Teaching and Counseling
  • Cross-Cultural TESOL
  • Discipleship
  • Sustainable Development
  • World Religion


The learning objectives for this major include the following:

  • Gaining factual knowledge of cultural issues in diverse cultures in order to be able to relate to the context (IDEA 1)
  • Learning fundamental principles, generalizations, or theories necessary to interpret the cross-cultural setting for ministry purposes (IDEA 2)
  • Learning to apply course material in cross-cultural settings to enable more effective ministry (IDEA 3)
  • Developing skills, competencies, and points of view needed by professionals to understand an unfamiliar cultural setting in order to establish a culturally sensitive church (IDEA 4)
  • Developing a clearer understanding of, and commitment to, personal Biblical values in order to contextualize those values into another cultural setting (IDEA 10)
  • Learning to analyze and critically judge cross-cultural realities which are valuable/not valuable in contextualizing the Gospel (IDEA 11)

This page is for informational purposes only and is not intended for official academic purposes. Please refer to the official college catalog for detailed information regarding all courses of study.

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