BS Christian Ministry: Urban & Intercultural Studies

Description: This degree prepares students for vocational leadership within an urban and/or intercultural context. Students in this program will acquire ministry preparation and competency through both learning within the university classroom and practical field experiences within an urban and/or intercultural ministry setting—locally, nationally, or internationally. (CCU partnership with Cincinnati-based BLOC Ministry provides specific opportunity for field and immersive learning experiences locally.)

Expected Learning Outcomes: - Explore personal giftedness and calling for ministry through use of assessment tools and spiritual reflection. - Analyze the dynamics of contemporary societies - Devise holistic ministry strategies appropriate to the cultural context - Understand the dynamics of developing leaders in the cross-cultural context - Exhibit understanding and skills necessary to live, interact and serve effectively in an urban and/or intercultural context - Develop and articulate a personal philosophy of cross-cultural ministry rooted in a biblically sound theology

Arts & Sciences Core (39 hrs) - College English 1 (3 hrs) - College English 2 (3 hrs) - Survey of Multicultural Literature (3 hrs) - Ancient History Elective (3 hrs) - Philosophy Elective (3 hrs) - History of Christianity (3 hrs) - History of the Restoration Movement (3 hrs) - Mathematics Elective (3 hrs) - Natural Science Electives (6 hrs) - Introductory Psychology (3 hrs) - Behavioral Science Elective (3 hrs) - Public Speaking (3 hrs) - Biblical & Theological Core (39 hrs) - Origins of the People of God I: Israel (3 hrs) - Pentateuch: Teachings & Perspectives (3 hrs) - Prophets: Teachings & Perspectives (3 hrs) - Wisdom: Teachings & Perspectives (3 hrs) - Origins of the People of God II: Jesus & Church (3 hrs) - Jesus & the Gospels (3 hrs) - Paul and His Letters (3 hrs) - Christian Belief & Practice 1 (3 hrs) - Christian Belief & Practice 2 (3 hrs) - Biblical Exegesis & Hermeneutics (3 hrs) - eTools for Biblical Languages & Research (3 hrs) - Seminar on the Bible & Culture (3 hrs) - Christian Apologetics (3 hrs)

Urban & Intercultural Studies Core (42 hrs) - Cross-Cultural Communication (3 hrs) - Intro to Ministry 1: Spiritual Formation & Calling (3 hrs) - Biblical Preaching & Teaching OR Principles & Practices of - Teaching Adults (3 hrs) - Urban Community Development (3 hrs) - Introduction to Urban & Intercultural Ministry (3 hrs) - Preparing for Intercultural Ministry (3 hrs) - Non-Profit Leadership (3 hrs) - Business as Mission (3 hrs) - Cross-Cultural Leadership Development (3 hrs) - Living Cross-Culturally (3 hrs) - Internship (9 hrs*) - Urban & Intercultural Studies Elective (3 hrs)

 [*can be done in multiple, 3 hr immersive segments; in 9 hr full semester format; or in combination of a 3 hr internship with other approved field experiences and/or UICS courses]