BRE: Intercultural Ministries Major
Program Advisor: Kim Cairns
The Intercultural Ministries Major allows you to major in Bible and intercultural ministries. This major is designed to prepare you to live and work in a cross-cultural setting. Intercultural ministry requires a new generation of Christian communicators who are committed to the task of evangelism and service, and who have specialized skills in such areas as building relationships, cultural understanding, and the priority of national church leadership and goals.
This four-year program is designed to allow you to develop your God-given gifts and calling in evangelism and disciple-making.
Upon completion of the program, you should:
- be familiar with the history of missions since the apostolic era, and develop an ability to critically evaluate modern emphases in light of the scriptural mandate to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19);
- develop a growing awareness of various missionary organizations, and their operational structures and distinctives;
- develop an appreciation for the challenges facing missions in such areas as contextualizing the gospel message across barriers of culture, language, and national circumstances; communicating from a wealthy to an impoverished context; the pressure to dialogue with other religions; and the biblical role of social service and social action in evangelistic witness.