Intercultural Studies Major
Bachelor of Arts
Intercultural Studies Major Overview
At Crown College, theology and missiology are foundational to the intercultural studies major. The analysis of cultures combined with a biblical understanding of the church and its mission are essential. Major non-Christian religions, the international context, rural and urban cultural realities, and worldview questions are included to prepare graduates for effective ministry among the various cultures and subcultures of the world. Current trends in missiology are explored with the purpose of preparing leaders who are aware of the changing world we live in and equipped to seize new opportunities to extend the kingdom of God around the world.
Intercultural Studies at Crown College
The Intercultural Studies major at Crown College provides opportunities to impact the world through intercultural ministry. Crown College’s Intercultural Studies degrees will prepare you to make your maximum impact for God in diverse cultural settings.
Courses in understanding diverse cultures, intercultural communication and anthropology will help you comprehend and appreciate other cultures. Your understanding of world religions and probing into worldview issues will enhance your ability to communicate the gospel. Skills in establishment of strong national churches come through courses that focus on strategies that foster the development of dynamic churches. Running through the entire curriculum is the biblical authority and rationale for the intercultural vocation. Through an intercultural practicum, students explore ministries to which they believe God is directing them.
Christian Ministry Department
The Christian Ministry Department exists to equip men and women as leaders to make disciples at all age levels. Matthew 28:19-20 provides the mandate to prepare vocational leaders for the local church and church-related ministries. The core of our education is biblical studies with a variety of options for leaders to make healthy disciples and healthy churches. Leadership, preaching, evangelism, counseling, and discipleship ministries are common threads in every major. An intensive internship during the junior year provides practical ministry experience.
With each major, students may select a minor or integrative electives in consultation with their academic advisor. Majors offered through the Christian Ministry Department are designed to prepare pastors, Christian educators, children’s ministry directors, youth pastors, camp directors, missionaries and prekindergarten directors.
These Christian Ministry majors include: