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This degree offers five concentrations.
The Community Development concentration prepares cross-cultural missional leaders to be agents of community-empowering change and transformation among emerging faith communities and their context.
The Cross-Cultural Church Planting concentration prepares cross-cultural missional leaders for professional contributions to the expansion of God’s kingdom through church planting and dedicated Scripture use.
The Cross-Cultural Engagement concentration prepares cross-cultural transformational leaders for professional contributions to the expansion of God’s kingdom through initiating transformational communities and dedicated cross-cultural literature use.
The Translation concentration prepares cross-cultural missional leaders to be Scripture translation professionals for the Bible-less people of the world.
The Customized concentration allows graduates to develop a customized educational program that meets special training needs.
Coursework may include:
For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog. (link is to PDF of academic catalog)
Depending on their concentration, graduates are equipped for missional, parachurch, development, and marketplace roles in the cross-cultural and local context, and may enter into such mission specialties as church planter, relief and aid worker, or Bible translator.
The Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies is a fully-online degree program that prepares students for many types of cross-cultural ministry, providing them with a solid framework for examining and engaging their ministry context with a broad missiological lens. The degree is intended for students with diverse levels of cross-cultural experience, and emphasizes scholarship and practical experience.