Master of Divinity in Intercultural Studies
We live in a world where people’s needs are overwhelming. Ministry is very challenging, even in our own country. When God calls an individual to minister the gospel in another culture and country, it requires a thorough knowledge of how one preserves the timeless truth of Scripture while ministering in an entirely different context. The M.Div. in Intercultural Studies is designed to do just this.
Students pursuing the Intercultural Studies track of the Master of Divinity degree take 18 hours of intercultural studies classes as part of the regular 90-hour curriculum of the program. This helps students to prepare more strategically for cross-cultural and multicultural ministries in mission or urban settings. Many ministries in today’s world, with its mosaic of cultures and worldviews, require tools and understanding that this curriculum in intercultural ministries provides.
All five concentrations have a strong component of practical field experience, a nine-hour apprenticeship, built into the requirements.