BA/BS Urban & Intercultural Ministry Program – Description, Outcomes, Course List

BA/BS in Christian Ministries: Urban & Intercultural Ministry Major

The student in this program will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of becoming bicultural along with the ability to analyze the dynamics of contemporary societies from a variety of perspectives to understand the implications of the Gospel both for individuals and social institutions.  Students will develop a vision for holistic ministry rooted in a biblically sound theology of mission, and be equipped to devise ministry strategies and biblical hermeneutical skills appropriate to the cultural context and conducive to indigenous church leadership.  Upon completion as student will be able to exhibit the practical skills necessary to live and minister in an urban and/or intercultural context.

Expected Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of becoming bicultural PUI 1

  • Analyze the dynamics of contemporary societies from a variety of perspectives to understand the implications of the Gospel both for individuals and social institutions PUI 2

  • Develop a vision for holistic ministry rooted in a biblically sound theology of mission PUI 3

  • Devise ministry strategies and biblical hermeneutics appropriate to the cultural context and conducive to indigenous church leadership PUI 4

  • Exhibit practical skills necessary to live and minister in an urban and/or intercultural context PUI 5

Biblical & Theological Studies Core (21 hrs)

History & Literature of Israel (3 hrs)

Jesus & The Church (3 hrs)

Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3 hrs)

Modern Ethical Problems (2 hrs)

Basic Bible Doctrines (4 hrs)

Philosophy of Religion (3 hrs)

Seminar on the Bible & Culture (3 hrs)

Arts & Sciences Core (39 hrs)

College English 1 (3hrs)

College English 2 (3 hrs)

Survey of Multicultural Literature (3 hrs)

History of Christianity (3 hrs)

History of the Restoration Movement (3 hrs)

Public Speaking (3 hrs)

Mathematics Elective 100s or 200s (3 hrs)

Natural Science Electives 200s (6 hrs)

Practical Anthropology and Lab (3 hours)

Behavioral Science Electives (3 hrs)

Humanities Electives in ENGL, PHIL, HIST, or related fields (3 hrs)

Modern World Religions (3 hrs)

Ministry Bible Core  (18 hrs)

BS Scope

Denominations and Cults (3 hrs)

BSOT elective (6hrs)

BSNT electives (6hrs)

Seminar in Mission Theology (3hrs)

BA Scope

Denominations and Cults (3 hrs)

Greek/Hebrew 1 (3 hrs)

Greek/Hebrew 2 (3 hrs)

Greek/Hebrew Exegesis (6 hrs)

Seminar in Mission Theology (3hrs)

Ministry Core (24 hrs)

Introduction to Evangelism (3 hrs)

Introduction to Ministry (3 hrs)

Human Development (3 hrs)

Leadership (3 hrs)

Speech for the Pulpit (3 hrs)

Standard Internship (9 hrs)

or

[ Summer Internship (3 hrs),  Problems of the Ministry (3 hrs), and  Ministry Practicum (3 hrs)]

Urban & Intercultural Ministry Track (18 hrs)

Preparing for Intercultural Ministry (3 hrs)

Living Cross-Culturally (3 hrs)

U/I Ministry Electives (9 hrs)

Open Ministry Elective (3 hrs)