Make. A Difference.
The Global Ministries Department exists to train 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. Communicating effectively in a second culture requires ethnographic knowledge and communication skills that can be learned, practiced, and refined. This does not eliminate the necessity for God’s guidance and the empowering of His 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 and ministry support for those many unevangelized areas becomes an attainable goal. The Global Ministries Department values wholehearted devotion to Christ, Biblically informed practice, scholarly based training, incarnational living, and disciple making among the unreached.
The faculty in the Global Ministries Department is comprised of
people who have served in other cultures and are academically
trained to deliver a curriculum which will prepare those whom God is leading to serve Him in a new culture. With a biblical worldview at the foundation of their teaching, these faculty aim at excellence in the preparation of prospective cross-cultural servant-leaders to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ, especially to those who have never heard. Graduates of the Global Ministries Department serve in many roles and in many cultures, including the multicultured mosaic of the United States. A common thread that binds graduates together is the compelling desire to reach those who have yet to learn of God’s great Gift to all people, for “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
Jarvis L. Crosby, Ed.D.
Joyce A. Griffin, M.A.
Richard K. Kronk, Th.M.
Jonathan S. Penland, Ph.D.
Forest L. Schell, M.A.
Timothy, A. Greenfield, M.A.