Diploma in Intercultural Studies (One-Year)
A one-year program of intercultural studies for lay persons who possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university. This program is designed to further students’ understanding of the Christian mission and to foster the integration of this understanding with their personal and professional lives.
1. An appreciation for cultural diversity and an enhanced ability to relate to people of other cultures.
2. The capacity to critically integrate the insights of the Bible and the social sciences within a missiological framework.
3. Commitment to the Church’s worldwide mission of gospel proclamation, discipleship and social change.
Bible (6 credits)
BI 412 Biblical Hermeneutics 3
plus one of the following two courses: 3
NT 416 New Testament Introduction
OT 417 Old Testament Introduction
Church Mission and Ministry (12 credits)
one of the following two courses: 3
PC 431 Personal Development and Ministry
PT 540 Spiritual Formation
plus three of the following six courses: 9
MI 432 Integral Mission
MI 534 Intercultural Communication
MI 545 Evangelism and Church Planting
MI 546 Global Mission Study Tour
MI 637A Applied Cultural Anthropology
WR 523 Christian Encounter with World Religions
Free Electives 6
Total Credits 24
If you would like more information about this program, please feel free to submit a Request for Information or speak to an admissions counsellor at 431-5200 (local) or 1 (800) 567-4988.