Bachelor of Cross-Cultural Ministry

Program Objectives

This degree seeks to:

  • Provide a solid biblical foundation for evangelism and world missions;
  • Provide a theological framework for the practice of ministry in a missions and urban context;
  • Develop a balanced philosophy of missions with an emphasis on evangelism and discipleship; and
  • Prepare students for effective cross-cultural communication and cross-cultural ministry.

Learning Outcomes

In addition to achieving success with the Undergraduate Core Curriculum Requirements learning outcomes, upon completing this degree, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively share the gospel of Jesus Christ in culturally appropriate ways;
  • Develop a balanced, biblically-supported, personal philosophy of missions with an emphasis
  • On evangelism, church planting in a cross-cultural context, and urban ministry;
  • Define the nature and challenge of the cultural dimensions of evangelism, and church planting in a cross-cultural context;
  • Identify the principles of cross-cultural communication necessary to effectively minister to multi-ethnic populations; and
  • Articulate a biblical theology of ministry in a cross-cultural context;
Curriculum
Total Hours 124
  • 15
  • 38
  • 48
  • 5
  • 18
  • Christian Foundations 15 Hours
    • BIBM 1301 Spirit Formed Life 3
    • BIBH 1301 Pentecostal Charismatic Movements 3
    • BIBL 1300 Introduction to Bible 3
    • BIBT 1304 Christian Worldview 3
    • BIBL 2302 Life of Jesus 3
  • General Education 38 Hours
    • UNIV 1101 Student Success Strategies 1
    • ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    • ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
    • COMS 2303 Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication 3
    • History Elective 3
    • Math Elective 3
    • Behavioral Science Elective 3
    • Humanities Elective 3
    • Humanities Elective 3
    • Science Elective 4
    • BIBM 3302 Leadership Development 3
    • PHIL 2301 Christian Ethics 3
    • PHIL 3305 Philosophy and Christian Thought 3
  • Major 48 Hours
    • BIBL 1301 Old Testament Studies 3
    • BIBL 1302 New Testament Studies 3
    • BIBM 1302 Spirit Formed Ministry 3
    • BMIS 1301 Introduction to Missions 3
    • BIBL 2301 Biblical Background and Interpretation 3
    • BMIS 2301 Contemporary World Missions 3
    • BIBM 2303 Sermon Preperation 3
    • BIBM 3306 Teaching to Transform Lives 3
    • APOL 3301 Cultural Apologetics 3
    • BIBM 3303 Ministry and Administrative Skills 3
    • BIBT 3305 World Religions 3
    • BIBT 2303 To the Jew First 3
    • BMIS 4302 Global Mission Strategies 3
    • BIBM 4305 Spiritual Warfare 3
    • BIBM 4302 Senior Capstone Project 3
    • BIBM 4303 Senior Internship 3
  • Experiential Learning 5 Hours
    • BIBM 2101 Practicum Prep 1
    • BIBM 3201 Junior Ministry Practicum 2
    • BIBM 3201 Junior Ministry Practicum 2
  • Electives 18 Hours
    • Biblical Studies Electives (from any BIBL/BGRK/BHEB course) 12
    • Open Electives (from any discipline) 6