The Bachelor of Arts in Global Missions prepares students to minister cross-culturally. It equips students with essential biblical and theological knowledge and skills as well as the missiological tools and experience needed to communicate the gospel and make disciples among the nations.
Upon graduating from the program, students should be able to:
- Interpret Scripture accurately in its literary, canonical, and historical context using the inductive Bible study method.
- Address contemporary challenges and questions in light of Scripture and classic Christian teaching, particularly Wesleyan-Arminian theology.
- Articulate the unique truth claims of Christianity in relation to other religious and non-religious worldviews.
- Contextualize the gospel in a cross-cultural setting.
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100% Online courses in a 5-week as-you-go flexible format for busy adults featuring forum discussions and weekly assignment deadlines.
Students must complete 24 credit hours at the 3000-level or above to graduate.
Biblical interpretation electives6
Old Testament book/corpus study3
New Testament book/corpus study3
Biblical Studies electives6
Biblical interpretation (e.g., Old Testament Interpretation, New Testament Interpretation) and biblical book/corpus studies (e.g., Pentateuch, Romans).
Biblical theology proper, biblical-theological approaches to select theological topics (e.g., sexuality), Christian hermeneutics.
Systematic and Historical Theology15
Systematic theology (e.g., Systematic Theology I), historical theology (e.g., Survey of Church History I), systematic and historical approaches to select theological topics (e.g., holiness).
Global Missions Core18
MIN2020 Evangelism and Discipleship3
A study of how to lead a church in effective evangelism and discipleship. Examines the biblical basis for evangelism and discipleship, assesses contemporary models for evangelism and discipleship, and equips students to formulate their own holistic plan for leading a church in evangelism and discipleship.
MIS1010 Introduction to Global Missions3
Introduction to the biblical and theological foundations of missions, an overview of missions in Christian history, and exposure to foundational concepts that will be developed in other missions courses.
MIS3000 Anthropology for Christian Mission3
This course is an introduction to cultural anthropology. Attention will be given to the application of anthropology to Christian evangelization and mission.
MIS3100 Apologetics in a Pluralistic World3
A study of how to articulate and defend the unique truth claims of Christianity in relation to other religious and non-religious worldviews. Surveys different approaches to apologetics and equips students to bear witness to Christ in a variety of cultural contexts.
MIS4100 Communicating Cross-Culturally3
This course outlines the principles of communication, describes the challenge of overcoming cross-cultural barriers to communication, and presents the techniques and skills used within cross-cultural communication.
MIS4900 Cross-Cultural Internship3
A supervised internship of at least 6 weeks and 120 hours in which the student gains practical cross-cultural missions experience in an approved missions organization.Prerequisite: Approval of internship by program director.