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Overview | Medical Missions

As foreign fields become more difficult to access, medical missions can open doors that traditional paths cannot. In the Medical Missions program, instruction in foundational medical-related subjects is combined with the practical introduction to the framework and processes associated with medical missions. Cross-cultural courses also provide a solid ministry foundation. Students complete an academic minor in addition to their Bible and liberal arts courses. Finally, students will round out their degree by completing a medical missions internship, preparing them for opportunities in missions.


Program Outcomes

  • Students will respond to the dynamics of culture from a biblical worldview.
  • Students will articulate biblical doctrine in a systematic fashion.
  • Students will interact effectively with requisite skills in medical missions endeavors.
  • Students will communicate biblical truth effectively across cultures.
  • Students will apply a biblical philosophy of missions in a cross-cultural setting.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

Old Testament Survey (3)
Theology of Missions (2)
English Composition 1 (3)
The Modern World (3)
Music Elective (2)

Total Credits: 13

Semester 2

New Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
Introduction to Sociology (3)
Fund. of Public Speaking (2)
Human Biology (3)
First Aid (2)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 1

Intro to Cross-Cultural Studies (2)
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Minor (3)
Open Electives (6)

Total Credits: 14

Semester 2

Baptist Heritage (3)
Nutrition (2)
Framework of Medical Missions (3)
Minor (3)
Math Elective (3)
Open Electives (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1

Bible Doctrine 1 or Theology 1 (3)
Foundations of Medical Missions (3)
World Religions (3)
Minor (3)
Open Electives (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

EMT Training (5)
Acts (3)
Bible Doctrine 2 or Theology 2 (3)
Minor (3)
Open Electives (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1

Cultural Anthropology (3)
Bible Elective (3)
Minor (3)
Literature Elective (3)
Open Electives (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

Cross-Cultural Communications (3)
Linguistics (3)
Bible Elective (3)
Minor (3)
American Studies Elective (3)
Open Electives (3)

Total Credits: 18

Related Majors

Youth Ministries
Biblical Counseling
Biology: Pre-Medical Track

Related Minors

Biblical Counseling
Pastoral Studies
Cross-Cultural Studies

Potential Career Fields

Medical missionary
Support staff for medical missions
Job related to chosen minor

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

 Steven K. Love

College of Bible and Church Ministries | Associate Professor
DMin, Luther Rice University
MMin, Baptist Bible Seminary
BS Secondary Education, Maranatha Baptist University

Susan Rasmussen, RN

School of Nursing | Associate Professor
BS Nursing, Cedarville College
MS Nursing Education, University of Phoenix

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