Has God called you to minister in other cultures either here or abroad? Do you want to share the Gospel perhaps where the Name of Christ has not been heard? Would you like to work with the leaders of indigenous churches so that they can reach their communities and cultures? If this is your God-given passion, then you should consider attending Grace Bible College! The mission of our Intercultural Program is to develop servants of Jesus Christ who are sensitive to other cultures and able communicators of the Gospel. With many of our leaders experienced missionaries, and with the presence of Grace Ministries International on our campus, you will learn not only the theory, but more importantly the practical skills you will need to serve wherever Christ leads you.
The Bachelor of Science in Intercultural Studies is designed to give the student an understanding of the biblical, theological and historical foundations of missions, to develop skills necessary for cross-cultural ministry and to be encouraged and challenged for the task of world evangelism.
In addition to this four-year course of study, you may also pursue the Bachelor of Theology degree, used primarily to prepare men for licensing and ordination with the Grace Gospel Fellowship. (See Pastoral Ministry or Biblical Studies for further information about the BTh program.)
Both the BTh and BS degree programs build on the strengths of the Associate’s degree (see Foundations). This includes the Grace Experience, a course that introduces all incoming students to the key learning outcomes that will transform your life! Then there are even more course in Bible and theology that will give you a better understanding of the Word of God including a study of the Gospels, Pauline Theology and Literature, as well as special topics of interest that could include a trip to Israel! The Intercultural Studies major also includes the following:
- Foundations of Missions
- Missionary Life Skills
- Cultural Anthropology
- Evangelism and Church Growth
- World Religions
- Perspectives on the World Christian Movement
- Personal Development for Cross-Cultural Ministries
- Contextualization and Philosophy of Missions
- Practicum (BS) or Internship (BTh)